Economic adviser backs Scottish Government’s basic income plans



An economic adviser to the Scottish Government has backed plans for a citizen’s basic income, saying it will “transform life” in deprived parts of Scotland.
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The Government is working with four councils to fund research into the feasibility of the scheme which provides a flat rate payment to all adult citizens.
Harry Burns, a member of the Scottish Government’s council of economic advisers and a former chief medical officer, said the payments would boost educational achievement, cut unemployment and reduce crime.... read more

 
7 January 2018 in Politics, Views: 60
Source: Scotsman
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