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Exploring Basic Income in Scotland

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The Melting Pot

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Last year the Exploring Basic Income in Scotland project, funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute, brought together policy makers, practitioners and academics to look at the implementation of a Basic Income in Scotland and intersecting issues. The outputs of the project will be launched on Tuesday 2 April at this half day conference, followed by an evening event at The Scottish Parliament in partnership with Scotland's Futures Forum.

There is currently a feasibility study underway looking at the possibility of piloting a Basic Income experiment in Scotland. This work is led by four Scottish local authorities (Edinburgh, Glasgow, North Ayrshire and Fife) with support from NHS Health Scotland and the Improvement Service. At the conference on Tue 2 Apr we will use the research gathered during the Exploring Basic Income in Scotland project, alongside the public outputs of the feasibility work, to understand the potential and implications of a Basic Income experiment in Scotland.

The project examined the interaction between Basic Income and these five areas:

  • Employment & Entrepreneurship

  • Human Rights & Equality

  • Care

  • Housing

  • Modelling, Implementation and Evaluation

The report will outline the knowledge gathered during the project, both from background papers and the series of workshops that engaged 42 organisations and individuals with relevant expertise in the above topics. The goal is to provide a deeper understanding of the possibilities of a Basic Income including the potential benefits, concerns and key questions relevant to the development of Basic Income experiments in Scotland and around the world.

We are also co-hosting this event at the Scottish Parliament in the evening in partnership with Scotland's Futures forum.

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