Update on the Scottish Citizens' Basic Income Feasibility Study
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Partners involved in exploring the feasibility of a Citizens’ Basic Income (CBI) pilot in Scotland have completed the draft final report on their findings.

The report concludes a CBI pilot is desirable, but recognises the significant challenges involved.

Over the past two years, Fife, North Ayrshire, City of Edinburgh and Glasgow City Councils have worked together with NHS Health Scotland and the Improvement Service to explore the feasibility of a Scottish Citizens’ Basic Income (CBI) pilot. The CBI concept is based on offering every individual, regardless of existing welfare benefits or earned income, an unconditional, regular payment.

As well as the resources provided by the partners involved, the Scottish Government provided £250,000 to support the feasibility work. Led by the CBI Feasibility Study Steering Group, partners have completed a draft final report on their findings, which was released on 11 June 2020. The report will go through the council partners’ democratic process to discuss and debate the findings. It will then be formally passed to Scottish Government when the democratic process is complete.

The draft final report can be accessed at: