Early Day Motion: Assessing the feasibility of citizens’ basic income pilots in Scotland

Posted on July 8, 2020

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The MP Ronnie Cowan from the Scottish National Party has introduced the following Early Day Motion:

” That this House notes the recent publication of the report entitled Assessing the Feasibility of Citizens’ Basic Income Pilots in Scotland which presents comprehensive and detailed research into the feasibility of a citizens’ basic income pilot in Scotland; further notes that it has been developed by a successful collaboration of local government and public health bodies supported by the Scottish Government; and calls on the UK Government to work with the Scottish Government on developing a basic income pilot and to instruct HMRC and the Department for Work and Pensions to co-operate with the Scottish Government as they seek to establish such a pilot scheme. “

You may want to contact your MP to support this motion. It would be an incredible achievement to start a basic income study at this moment in time. Due to COVID 19 a basic income is urgently needed now. The excellent Scottish feasibility study has well prepared the ground for such a trial.