UUTISET "The preparation's director Olli Kangas says that full-fledged basic income would net Finns some 800 euros a month." via yle
'The Finnish Social Insurance Institution (Kela) will soon begin work
on a presentation for basic income, regional news group Lännen Media
reports. Once implemented, the model could revolutionise the Finnish
social welfare system.
'If implemented, the so-called basic income
would replace other benefits people currently receive, and would
therefore be rather high, Kela's Research Department Manager Olli Kangas
told Lännen Media.
'Under basic income all Finnish citizens would
be paid an untaxed benefit sum free of charge by the government. Kangas
says the model would see Finns being paid some 800 euros a month in its
full form, 550 euros monthly in the model's pilot phase.
income model's full-fledged form would make some earnings-based
benefits obsolete, but in the partial pilot format benefits would not be
affected. The partial model would also retain housing benefits and
income support packages.
'Kela says it will prepare the basic
income proposal by November, 2016. The government's nationwide basic
income trial will be based on the finished proposal.'