ESPN Flash Report: basic income experiments

Publicatienummer: 16179
Publicatiedatum: maart 2017

As national experts in the European Social Policy Network (ESPN), Regioplan has published a short report on experiments with a basic income in the Netherlands. This report was published on the website of the European Commission.

In 2015, several Dutch municipalities announced plans to experiment with a basic income for social assistance recipients. This idea has evolved and now focusses on the effect of red tape-trimming on achieving the purpose of the law, i.e. making recipients independent from social assistance. The experiments will start as from 1 April 2017.