Finland could be bringing a basic national monthly income to its citizens late 2016

12/06/2015 - 19:06

Olivia Goldhill

The Finnish government is currently drawing up plans to introduce a national basic income. A final proposal won’t be presented until November 2016, but if all goes to schedule, Finland will scrap all existing benefits and instead hand out 800 euros per month—to everyone.

It sounds far-fetched, but it’s looking likely that Finland will carry through with the idea.