Finland’s free money experiment

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What do You Think?

For two years, Finland gave a select group of citizens £490 per month. In this video, two people explain how it changed their lives. Should everyone be given free money?

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Activities

  1. Imagine the government gave you £490 every month once you left school. What would you do with it? Would you still look for a job or go to university? What would the wider impacts on society be?
  2. There are 66 million people in the UK. Work out how much it would cost the government to give them all £490 per month. As a class, discuss how this could be funded and whether it would be worth the extra cost.