‘Basic income’ trials planned for 11 areas

Eleven departments in different areas of France hope to begin a form of ‘universal basic income’ for locals – including newcomers – in the next few years.

‘Universal basic income’ (UBI) involves everyone receiving a sum deemed enough to cover es­sential needs.

It was a manifesto promise of Socialist presidential candidate Benoît Hamon last May – now a group of Socialist departmental council leaders have proposed a revised version. It comes after Presi­dent Macron said ...

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