Imagine if you received an income that wasn’t coming from an employer. Every citizen gets one, and it is not withdrawn if your circumstances change. You get a payment your entire life, from the day you are born. The money is for you to spend as you choose. This is a Basic Income: a guaranteed income for every citizen, that is enough to live on.

A Basic Income (or Citizen’s Income) would represent a major step forward for equality, fairness, and a human right to be free from poverty. It would replace a lot of the current benefits and personal tax allowances system with an unconditional, non-withdrawable payment to each Scottish citizen.


We are a charity campaigning for a Basic Income in Scotland. We support a network of Basic Income advocates – providing training and a platform for discussion. We lend our expertise to government and share the stories of people who would benefit from a Basic Income.

Now is the time to join the discussion and shape the future of Basic Income in Scotland. We provide events, training and support so people like you can speak with confidence about Basic Income in your community.

If you would like to find out more or get involved please get in touch via team@cbin.scot.



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