‘Still work to be done’: Overcoming the obstacles to Scotland’s basic income pilot

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

A huge week for Basic Income

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, the budget and 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?

It’s a big year for Basic Income.

…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.

Why we’re optimistic about the potential Scottish Basic Income pilots

The most rigorous and insightful Basic Income pilot?

The potential Basic Income pilots in Scotland have the time and resources that other recent pilots have appeared to lack.

The preliminary results of the Finnish Basic Income experiment – what you need to know

The preliminary results of the Finnish Basic Income experiment seem to show receiving a Basic Income causes no impact on employment and a positive impact on well-being.

Ontario Basic Income Pilot: A participant’s perspective

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.

Feasibility Study: Is there institutional support for a basic income pilot?

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?

Feasibility Study: Will the public support a basic income pilot?

Previously we looked at what a feasibility study is, and what it is trying to achieve, as well as examining the likelihood of a pilot gaining political support. In this instalment we consider how we can create popular demand for a pilot. Dr Benjamin Simmons, Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland Trustee @vforfive There is little … Read moreFeasibility Study: Will the public support a basic income pilot?

Feasibility Study: Can basic income gain the necessary political support for a pilot?

In this second instalment of our feasibility study series we examine a key question the study needs to answer: will there be political support for a pilot? Dr Benjamin Simmons, Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland Trustee @vforfive Last week we gave an overview of the feasibility studies and what they are trying to achieve. One of … Read moreFeasibility Study: Can basic income gain the necessary political support for a pilot?

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