Citizens’ Basic Income (CBI) – sometimes called universal basic income – is a bold and radical policy idea which has seen a rapid increase in public interest not only Scotland and the UK, but worldwide, as a potential solution to reducing poverty. Levels of poverty and inequality are stubbornly high in some of our communities and we must consider innovative solutions if we want to create a fairer society and economy centred on wellbeing.
The Cross Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Basic Income had its first official meeting of the group on Wednesday 20th June in the Scottish Parliament.
A SUCCESSFUL joint bid to the Scottish Government for £250,000 will help fund the work to design local pilots of basic income in four councils across Scotland. Read More
An important starting point for exploring the feasibility of implementing a basic income in Scotland, is the level of public awareness and understanding. We explored this in Fife through a survey last year. Read More
Fife, North Ayrshire, City of Edinburgh and Glasgow City Councils submitted a joint application to the Citizen’s Basic Income Feasibility Fund on 29 March 2018.
MOVES to look at innovative ways of providing Scots with a basic income came a step closer today (Friday).
Basic income pilots are already running successfully in countries including Finland, Netherlands and Canada. Although there are many different models, the aim is to promote fairness and provide people with a basic income they can use whether they want to earn, learn, care, or set up a business. Read More
As part of the budget-setting process in March 2017, North Ayrshire
Council agreed funding of £200,000 for a Basic Income Pilot which would
look at the feasibility and potential benefits of implementing a basic
income in North Ayrshire.