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Universal Basic Income - Can Scotland Lead The Way?

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The Albany Learning and Conference Centre

44 Ashley Street

Glasgow

G3 6DS

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The concept of a basic income paid to citizens – regardless of who they are – is gaining momentum. Trials across the globe provide an insight into how a basic income can help people both financially and in terms of their health and wellbeing.

A number of local authorities in Scotland – including Glasgow – are exploring how to set up basic income pilots so, is this an idea whose time has come? And could Scotland lead the way in seeking to protect its citizens in an increasingly insecure world?

GCVS and RSA Scotland are jointly hosting a thought provoking event to consider basic income in Scotland. Through a number of influential speakers and debate, we will ask “Is Scotland ready for such a radical policy?” We will also consider how such a programme might benefit those families and communities supported by the Third Sector.

We are delighted to be joined by our Guest Speaker, Patrick Harvie MSP, Co-Convenor of the Scottish Greens and MSP for Glasgow.

Other speakers include Chief Executive of the Life Changes Trust, Maddy Halliday, and Annie Miller from the Citizens Basic Income Network in Scotland, who will launch her book, “A Basic Income Handbook”, at this event.

Registration and tea/coffee from 1.30pm, with the event beginning at 2pm.
Refreshments will also be available when the event finishes at 4.30pm!

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