The Netherlands city of Utrecht is to trial a universal, unconditional income scheme – more commonly known as citizen’s income – under which a basic level of non-taxable income is provided to all citizens regardless of circumstances, replacing existing welfare payments. The trial, being conducted with the University of Utrecht, will examine whether such an income enables people to work more flexible hours, allowing for more caring, volunteering and study activities. The Netherlands has the highest proportion – 46.1% – of part-time workers of any country in ...


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