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South Africa to Implement Emergency Cash Transfer for the Unemployed

On April 21, President Ramaphosa announced a 500 Billion Rand relief package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The package includes top-ups for existing cash transfer recipients and the introduction of an emergency ‘corona virus grant’. The emergency grant will be given to unemployed individuals who are not eligible for the contributory Unemployment Insurance Fund and informal workers who are

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UBI Europe webinars

UBI Europe is to hold webinars. They say this about them: Europe and the world under the siege of a virus: Difficult days to cope with for the most of us. At the same time, we begin to realise – the world might never be again like before the epidemic. Will Basic Income become part of the post-Corona world order? To

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The Netherlands: Income Assistance for the Self-Employed and the Push for UBI

The Dutch government has implemented a new programme for self-employed individuals who have suffered a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic – the Temporary bridging measure for self-employed professionals (Tozo). The new arrangement entitles individuals who are self-employed to up to 1050 Euros per month for single individuals or up to 1500 Euros per month for couples for

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Canada: time for a Basic Income?

Canada is taking measures to face the Covid-19 pandemic. The situation requires, together with radical and fast actions in medical terms, radical and fast actions in economic and social terms. The introduction of a Basic Income has been a topic for years in Canad,a and with the current crisis it is showing even more its future possible benefits. On the

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Cash-for-Corona in Spain

Cash-for-corona: why the current policy proposal being discussed in Spain has nothing to do with a universal basic income This article was updated on the 19th April 2020 Since the outbreak of coronavirus and the subsequent social and economic lockdown, there have been numerous appeals from economists, journalists, public figures and policy makers, that the time was ripe for the

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