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Basic Income Glasgow: with Councillor Patrick Hurley

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Hillhead Library

348 Byres Rd

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On 19th September 2018, Liverpool City Council passed a motion requesting that, should a future government at Westminster seek to hold a Basic Income pilot scheme, Liverpool will be the city to host it.

On 19th June 2019, at a time when Glasgow’s own council are helping investigate the feasibility of a Basic Income pilot in Scotland, one of the architects of that motion, Cllr Patrick Hurley, will join Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland to tell us about his experiences advocating for a Basic Income.

At the first such event to be held in Glasgow, Patrick talks about why he supports a Basic Income and surveys the work he’s been doing to get Basic Income on the agenda in Liverpool.


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Patrick Hurley is an elected member of Liverpool City Council, CEO of Inclusive Economy Liverpool, a consultancy that helps grow the regional economy from the grassroots up, and is a director and co-founder of Ethos, a magazine dedicated to profiling the best in ethical business.


What is Basic Income?

Basic Income is a term that gets bandied around a lot these days, but what is it? A Basic Income is a payment you receive your entire life, from the day you are born. It doesn't come from an employer - in fact there are no conditions, and the money is for you to spend as you choose. Basic Income is a guaranteed income for every citizen, that is enough to live on.

A Basic Income would revolutionise the way we think about issues that reach every citizen of Scotland: poverty, our broken welfare system, work, well-being and unpaid work.

Four Scottish local councils, with support from the Scottish Government and other organisations, are currently exploring how we could introduce a Basic Income experiment in Scotland. Now is the time to join the discussion and shape the future of Basic Income in Scotland.


About Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland (CBINS)

CBINS is a charity that supports a network of Basic Income advocates by providing training and a platform for discussion. We lend our expertise to government and share the stories of people who would benefit from a Basic Income. We are a grassroots organisation at the forefront of the Basic Income movement in Scotland.


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