England to Test $2,000 Monthly Universal Basic Income

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The UK is considering a trial for a universal basic income (UBI) program, where individuals would receive around $2,000 every month without any work requirements. UBI is a concept where every person in a country gets a regular payment from the government to cover essential needs like food and housing. Autonomy, a research organization, is conducting a two-year trial, providing over $2,000 per month to 30 participants in two locations: Jarrow in the northeast and East Finchley in London. The participants can choose to work during this period. The trial aims to assess the impact of this financial support on individuals' well-being. Advocates believe UBI can alleviate poverty and provide economic security, while critics argue about its cost and potential impact on work incentives.


1- What is the primary concern mentioned by critics regarding the universal basic income (UBI) trial?

2- What are the locations where Autonomy is conducting the UBI trial?

3- According to the passage, what can participants in the UBI trial choose to do during the two-year period?


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