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 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
A NEW briefing paper by Basic Income Conversation has drawn attention to the many barriers that stand in the way of Scotland moving forward with a basic income pilot. The paper – authored by the group’s co-founder Cleo Goodman – analysed the findings of June’s feasibility study, evaluating the obstacles to be overcome to realise … Read more‘Still work to be done’: Overcoming the obstacles to Scotland’s basic income pilot
This week represents an incredibly exciting moment for the Basic Income movement as the draft final report on the feasibility of a Basic Income is released on Thursday, before being submitted to the Scottish Government later in the month. This article gives an overview to what the report is all about and hints at what … Read moreA huge week for Basic Income
As the UK government demands its people stay alert and Rishi Sunak extends the furlough scheme, what exactly do these policy shifts mean? Luke analyses the flaws within the furlough scheme and how for many it provides increasingly little support. He asserts it is ultimately the poorest workers who are receiving a more than subtle … Read moreStay Alert? What do the UK government’s changes actually mean?
Luke explores the transformation of ‘unskilled’ workers to key workers and how its time we gave them the respect, security and power they deserve. He writes that for too long these workers have provided the foundation for our way of life whilst their wealthy employers attract the praise and profits. But now is the … Read moreUnskilled workers to Key workers. The foundations of a brave new world?
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
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?
…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.
There are another two basic income related events being held in Scotland before the month is out. One in Edinburgh, one in Glasgow. Both are free. Basic Income & Time or Money? Following on from the CBINS organised, Basic Income & Time or Money? event in Glasgow last week, Edinburgh will next play host to … Read moreTwo More Basic Income Events in November