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TOPIC: Scotland to trial UBI

Scotland to trial UBI 10 Sep 2017 13:51 #4166

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Found this article online but it was highlighted in other newspapers too. I would love this to become reality, but like all good things, this will be trodden on by anyone who thinks it`s ` a `something for nothing` hand out because their mindset has been educated to be that of a plankton.

www.scotsman.com/news/nicola-sturgeon-announces-funding-of-universal-basic-income-trials-1-4552325

Now this is all here say at the moment and we know how long it take a politician to change a lightbulb....but I (as a Scot) can only hope this highlights something that WILL work and encourages a vote on it when the timing is right. Funding is always going to be the moot point, but we can dream. I personally think the amount of money they are considering could be reduced since JSA currently pays £73.10 a week and this is proposing nearly double this amount to be paid. I can speak for myself here that if I got a letter stating I could be paid this weekly amount in JSA (or UBI as proposed) and not have to do anything for it except be able to sleep better at night, I would grab it with both hands without any doubling of the amount and live within my meagre means since we are used to it anyway.

This also includes housing benefit and any disability benefits paid too apparently, so it`s a win, win situation for all. Except the Tories will stamp on it from day one because they will say productivity would tumble and we can`t have that now, can we.....
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Scotland to trial UBI 10 Oct 2017 09:44 #4513

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Yes Comply, its the only way to go; and in England too! but the greedy bloody minded SSPwill want all pesants working for nothing until we eventually end up with an economy subsidising low paid temp workers to the tune of trillions.

After all we dont need to be doing that with all the stable long term contract employment prospects for all out there do we. :dry:

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They say everything comes to those who wait jobber....Scotland has and is trying to change things via the welfare laws here, but it`s only barely scraping the surface and seems to (at the moment) only be covering PIP, Carers Allowance and Funeral costs and a few other things. Anyone on JSA/UC or ESA won`t feel any changes. Possibly why I feel the ground under my feet sinking.
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