Sipilä: Basic income should encourage job-seeking

A universal basic income scheme should encourage job seekers to accept job offers and find employment, states Juha Sipilä (Centre), the Prime Minister of Finland.

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) has stated that the primary objective of a universal basic income scheme must be to encourage job seekers to accept job offers and look for employment.

Sipilä revealed that the universal basic income experiment his Government has committed to launching was on the agenda as he met with his fellow cabinet members on Tuesday. Despite shedding some light on the objectives of the experiment, he said its further details would not be made public until late March.

“The Government discussed its universal basic income experiment. It should encourage [job seekers] to accept job offers and work. The decisions will be announced in late March,” tweeted Sipilä.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Photo: Petteri Paalasmaa – Uusi Suomi
Source: Uusi Suomi