In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Universal Basic Income has started cropping up in news headlines, with politicians from across the political spectrum petitioning to institute an emergency Basic Income in the UK. This comes out of an urgent need address the hardships people are facing due to the pandemic and remove the financial … Read moreWe need an emergency Basic Income now
…Especially in Scotland! What’s happening? Where is it happening? Why are we so excited? It might look like we’ve been quiet recently, but it’s about to be a big year for Basic Income. Kicking things off is the launch of a new project, the Basic Income Conversation, co-founded by CBINS director Cleo. CBINS will be … Read moreIt’s a big year for Basic Income.
With events taking place last week in Glasgow and next week in Edinburgh, CBINS’ work with artist and PhD student Toby Lloyd is in full swing. You can read more about Toby’s art and research in our previous blog post here – today we’re focusing on the three questions that are central to his project … Read moreWhat gets CBINS volunteers out of bed in the morning? – Meet some of the team!
Toby Lloyd is a Newcastle-based artist who’s currently working on a long term project about how art might be used to explore public attitudes towards work (paid and unpaid), how free time is valued and if Universal Basic Income could enable us to become more active citizens. One part of this project, called Between Eating … Read moreBasic Income and the blurring of art and life – A Q&A with Toby Lloyd
This week is Challenge Poverty Week, so on the blog we’re focusing on how Basic Income can do just that. Challenge Poverty Week is all about how in our society, everyone should be able to live a dignified life, fulfilling our potential and upholding our responsibility to each other – values that are also integral … Read moreProfile: Challenging Inverclyde Poverty
This Wednesday, 25th September, we’re hosting an Edinburgh meet-up focusing on Basic Income and mental health. Our speaker for this meet-up will be Lily Asch, founder of Real Talk, a social enterprise dedicated to storytelling for mental wellbeing. We thought that made for a good opportunity to reflect on the things that discussions about mental … Read moreBasic Income and mental health: the importance of lived experience