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
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?
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
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.
When discussing basic income it is easy to get lost in ideological and political discussion, or economics on a macro scale, forgetting the most important factor: people’s daily lives. Here we have an exclusive, honest and detailed account from someone who has participated in a basic income pilot, and the ways in which it impacted his life.
This is the final instalment in our feasibility study series. So far we have looked at what a feasibility study is, whether political support is possible, and how we can create public support. The final piece of the puzzle is gaining support from the institutions that would allow the implementation of a pilot. Dr Benjamin … Read moreFeasibility Study: Is there institutional support for a basic income pilot?