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Webinar Soft Launch of Final Report on Feasibility Project 25 August 2020

Final Report on the feasibility of Scottish Citizens’ Basic Income pilots
Tuesday 25 August, 10.00-11.00am

In June this year partners involved in exploring the feasibility of a Citizens’ Basic Income (CBI) pilot in Scotland published a final report and submitted findings from their research to the Scottish Government. The report concludes a CBI pilot is desirable, but recognises the significant challenges involved.

This webinar offers an opportunity to learn more about the feasibility study findings and the recommendations arising from the research.

The webinar will include a chance to hear from steering group members responsible for the research (which include four local authorities – North Ayrshire, City of Edinburgh, Fife, and Glasgow – Public Health Scotland, supported by the Improvement Service, and the Scottish Government), as well as from the authors of additional research reports commissioned as a part of the study.

We are delighted that Sarah Davidson; Chief Executive of Carnegie UK Trust has agreed to Chair the webinar. The outline agenda includes:

• Final Report and recommendations –Wendy Hearty, Mhairi Paterson, and Neil Craig, Scottish Citizen’s Basic Income Pilot Feasibility Project Steering Group
• Exploring the Social Security Implications of a Citizen’s Basic Income Pilot – Judith Paterson, Child Poverty Action Group
• Modelling the Economic Impact of a Citizen’s Basic Income in Scotland – Graeme Roy, Fraser of Allander Institute, Strathclyde University
• Question and Answer session

To register for the webinar visit the GoToWebinar (link) where you will also have an opportunity to enter a question for the Q&A session.

For those unable to join on the day, a link to a recording of the webinar will be posted on this site.

We hope you will join us on the 25 August.

Gerry McCartney

Gerry McCartney
Steering Group Chair
Head of Public Health Observatory Division
Public Health Scotland