England to Test $2,000 Monthly Universal Basic Income

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The UK is exploring the implementation of a universal basic income (UBI) through a trial conducted by Autonomy, a research organization. In this proposed system, individuals would receive over $2,000 monthly without any work-related obligations. UBI is a concept where every citizen in a country receives regular government payments to cover fundamental necessities such as food and housing. The two-year trial will involve 30 participants in Jarrow (northeast) and East Finchley (London), allowing them the flexibility to engage in employment if they choose. The primary objective is to assess the impact of this financial support on the well-being of the recipients. Proponents argue that UBI can mitigate poverty and provide economic stability, while critics express concerns about its cost and potential disincentive for work.


1- What is the primary objective of the two-year UBI trial conducted by Autonomy?

2- What is the fundamental concept of universal basic income (UBI) as described in the passage?

3- What do proponents of UBI believe it can achieve, according to the passage?


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Parts of this lesson are based on: An article Engoo Daily News.