Spain approves minimum income scheme to fight povertyChristian Fernsby ▼ | May 29, 2020
Spain’s government approved a minimum income scheme for around 850,000 poorest households in the country.
The payment will depend on factors such as annual income, number of children and assets. Single-parent households will also get an additional €100.
Jose Luis Escriva, Spain’s minister of social security, said the goal is to bring 1.6 million people out of poverty, more than 1 million of whom are living in a situation of extreme poverty.
“This means reducing extreme poverty by 80% and high poverty levels by 60%,” Escriva said at a news conference on Friday.
In total, the scheme is set to affect 2.3 million people. ■