Yesterday we published our response to the measures the government announced to support self-employed workers during the Covid-19 crisis. But more than simply giving our analysis of the situation, we wanted to reach out and hear from self-employed workers about their experiences, and give a voice and platform to a group often marginalised and forgotten. … Read moreWe’re out of money and forgotten The voice of the self-employed
Chancellor Sunak yesterday missed the opportunity to provide genuine security and support for self-employed workers across the UK. After leaving them in limbo for days, we welcome the chancellor’s attempts to find a solution to the anxiety faced by millions. However creating more conditionality, complexity and a waiting period until June, does nothing other than … Read moreS.O.S: Save Our Self-Employed
The country and continent are facing unprecedented times with never a greater need for societies to be pulling together to protect and preserve lives, wellbeing and values. Alongside the 2.8 million Scots on pensions and social security benefits, almost 1 in 4 of the workforce are self- employed, entrepreneurs or other members of the … Read moreA letter from Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland: Basic Income Now
Coronavirus is on everyone’s lips and its increasiblgy demonstrating the failure of current systems to protect people. As the budget seems to suggest a change in direction, could the door to a Basic Income be creeping open? And with more and more of civil society closing down is a Basic Income needed right now?
CBINS volunteer Andrew Moran shares his thoughts on finding out about – and becoming an advocate of – Basic Income, and how the work of blogger and writer Scott Santens has played a major part in this process for him. Andrew Moran, CBINS Volunteer Twitter: @andrewjmoran67 Here in Scotland, as we are moving towards the … Read moreScott Santens – ‘Mr. Basic Income’
Jennie Knights makes the case for thinking differently about resilience and considers how a basic income could transform how we respond to life’s challenges. Jennifer Knights, Postgraduate Researcher and Health Service Manager Twitter: @JennieK1984 Workforce pressures. Efficiencies. Prioritising services. Ten years on from the 2008 global financial crisis and for those of us who work … Read moreRe-Imagining Resilience
Today is the final day of ‘Challenge Poverty Week’ and in this article Luke explores the current reality of poverty in the UK. Touching on widespread myths of the causes of poverty, Luke goes on to explore how a Basic Income will be a radically transformative policy in tackling the issue. The fact that we … Read moreBasic Income and Poverty
Next week, on Wednesday 31 July, we’re hosting an Edinburgh meet-up looking at how a Basic Income could support a Circular Economy. Our speaker is Teja Hudson, a zero waste consultant and founder of Zero, a social enterprise that aims to prevent waste and improve sustainability in Scottish workplaces. In this blog Teja shares some … Read moreHow could a Basic Income support a Circular Economy?
Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland is a charity campaigning for a basic income in Scotland. We support a network of basic income advocates – providing training and a platform for discussion. We lend our expertise to government and share the stories of people who would benefit from a basic income. We are an entirely volunteer-run … Read moreVolunteer Social Media Coordinator
In this guest blog, Rhona from Fife Gingerbread looks at how a basic income could transform the issues surrounding child poverty. Fife Gingerbread supports lone parent, vulnerable and disadvantaged families across Fife. Rhona Cunningham, Fife Gingerbread #BairnsComeFirst Child poverty is finally getting attention from the Scottish Government, but what do people think of when they … Read moreBairns Come First