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The case for basic income is growing. Scotland can take it forward.

The case for basic income is growing. Scotland can take it forward.

"The testimony of Fife's residents bring to life the failings of the current welfare system. It's leading to poverty, insecurity, powerlessness, and even destitution. This shouldn't go on. We found a basic income of £2,400 a year would halve destitution and reduce relative household poverty by 8.5%. A basic income of £4,800 a year would end destitution and reduce relative household poverty by 33%."

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Anthony Painter

Director, RSA Action and Research Centre

For our new report A Basic Income for Scotland, the RSA worked with the community in Fife and modelled the impact of basic income. Anthony Painter explains why our findings show it’s time for a basic income trial in the UK.

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