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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

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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, Councillor Matt Kerr from Glasgow City Council who has been a great advocate of Universal Basic Income, 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.


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- 1.30pm Tea/Coffee and Networking in The Albany Café


- 2.00pm Welcome and Introduction
Liz McEntee, Director for External Affairs, GCVS


- 2.10pm Basic Income – Is It Time?
Patrick Harvie MSP, Co-Convenor of the Scottish Greens


- 2.30pm Basic Income - Transforming Lives and Opportunity?
Maddy Halliday, RSA fellow and board member, Citizens Basic Income Network Scotland


- 2.50pm Can the basic income work in Scotland?
Annie Miller, Citizens Basic Income Network in Scotland and author of "A Basic Income Handbook: How could a basic income work in Scotland?”


- 3.10pm Questions from audience and comfort break with tea/coffee
Liz McEntee, Director for External Affairs, GCVS


- 3.25pm Basic Income - What Could it Mean for Families?
Lynn Williams, Unpaid Carer


- 3.35pm Basic Income - From Concept to Reality?
Reflections on event and update on Glasgow trial.
Councillor Matt Kerr, Glasgow City Council


- 3.45pm Basic Income – Where Next?

Speakers’ Panel session, chaired by Liz McEntee, feat.:

  • Patrick Harvie MSP
  • Maddy Halliday, RSA
  • Annie Miller, CBINS
  • Councillor Matt Kerr, Glasgow City Council
  • Lynn Williams, Unpaid Carer


- 4.15pm Closing Remarks – What Can the Third Sector Do?
Liz McEntee, GCVS


- 4.30pm Finish


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