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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-13788: Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 10 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had or plans with the UK Government regarding citizens' basic income schemes.

Answered by: Angela Constance 17 January 2018

On 21 December 2017 I wrote to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions regarding the Scottish Government's intent to facilitate exploration of a Citizens Basic Income.

Within the letter the Cabinet Secretary requested that the Secretary of State progressed this within the UK Government, in order to ensure support for the pilots from both DWP and HMRC. No response has yet been received.