On November 29th at the Wee Red Bar in Edinburgh, Basic Income Network Scotland and Basic Income Conversation will host ‘A Basic Income for Scotland‘. We’re really excited to be hosting our first live event since 2019, where we will have an evening of speakers, dynamic discussion and live music, all brought together by … Read moreWe’re hosting an event in Edinburgh next week!
You might have heard that Basic Income Network Scotland, along with partners at the University of Strathclyde, are a host organisation for the Basic Income Earth Network Congress, taking place in August this year. (If you haven’t, where have you been?!) To help you make your mind up about filling in that registration form, we … Read moreAre you thinking about attending the BIEN Congress?
Join the volunteer team that will have a pivotal role in organising the Basic Income Earth Network World Congress in Glasgow. Return your completed registration of interest form to Luke by the deadline Friday 16th July via email email@example.com We’re looking for volunteers to support and shape the delivery of this year’s Basic Income Earth Network World … Read moreVolunteer at the BIEN Congress 2021
A newly launched project is seeking to examine the role Basic Income (BI) could play in improving recipients’ mental wellbeing. Peace of Mind: Exploring Universal Basic Income’s Potential to Improve Mental Health is being led by Basic Income Network Scotland chair Mike Danson and the University of Strathclyde’s Matt Smith. Funded by the Scottish Universities … Read moreScotland-based project to examine Basic Income’s potential to improve mental health
In the final (for now) instalment of our series of blogs covering the basics of a Basic Income, Basic Income Network Scotland volunteer Luke Brotherdale Smith looks at why a Basic Income is paid to individuals not households. You can find the rest of the series here. A Basic Income is paid to all individuals, … Read moreWhy is a Basic Income paid on an individual basis?
In September 2020, the board of Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland formally decided to change the organisation’s name to Basic Income Network Scotland. Why have we decided to change our name? Besides being a bit of a mouthful, “Citizen’s Basic Income” has also fallen out of fashion recently. While relatively common only five years ago, … Read moreWe have changed our name to Basic Income Network Scotland – here’s why
Following on from last week’s blog about why a Basic Income has no behavioural requirements, Basic Income Network Scotland board member Conor Hunter explains why a Basic Income is unconditional. You can read the rest of the series, on FAQs about the key principles of a Basic Income, here. Basic Income should be Unconditional. What … Read moreWhy is a Basic Income unconditional?
This week, we’re continuing our series of blogs covering common questions about Basic Income and its key principles. Basic Income Network Scotland volunteer Jack Perry looks at why, unlike our current benefits system, a Basic Income doesn’t require people to behave in any specific way in order to receive their payments. You can read the … Read moreWhy does Basic Income have no behavioural requirements?
CONVERSATIONS about Basic Income have been springing up across Scotland in recent months following the publication of the feasibility study in June. These debates are vital if Scotland is to progress with a Basic Income pilot, and to support these conversations, we felt it important to go back to basics and unpack what Basic Income … Read moreWhy are Basic Income payments uniform?
In the third instalment of our series of blogs covering Basic Income FAQs and core principles, Cleo Goodman, one of the founders of Basic Income Conversation, answers questions about why a Basic Income is paid regularly and not as a one-off payment. You can read the first two in the series – about Basic Income … Read moreWhy is a Basic Income paid periodically?