House of Commons
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BASIC INCOME
EDM #974
Tabled 19 January 2016
2015-16 Session
That this House notes the growing crisis of low pay and precarity in a labour market increasingly characterised by casualised forms of employment that offer little in the way of pay, predictable hours or long-term security; further notes the evident inability of our bureaucratically costly social security system, with its dependence on means-testing and often arbitrary sanctions, to provide an adequate income floor; believes that a Basic Income, an unconditional, non-withdrawable income paid to everyone, has the potential to offer genuine social security to all while boosting entrepreneurialism and the creation of small businesses; welcomes the ongoing exploration of the concept of a Basic Income by the thinktank Compass, the innovation charity Nesta, the Royal Society of Arts, and others; further welcomes the planned practical experiments in Finland and the Netherlands; and calls on the Government to fund and commission further research into the possibilities offered by the various Basic Income models, their feasibility, their potential to guarantee additional help for those who need it most, and how the complex economic and social challenges of introducing a Basic Income might be met.

Signatures (35)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
01 February 2016
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
22 January 2016
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
01 February 2016
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
21 January 2016
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
13 April 2016
Davies, Geraint
Labour
01 March 2016
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
25 January 2016
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
02 March 2016
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
26 January 2016
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
28 January 2016
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
19 April 2016
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
22 January 2016
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
27 January 2016
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
26 January 2016
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
16 March 2016
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
01 February 2016
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
21 January 2016
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
25 January 2016
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
27 January 2016
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
27 January 2016
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
10 February 2016
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
22 January 2016
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
25 January 2016
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
25 January 2016
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
27 January 2016
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
25 January 2016
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
21 January 2016
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
18 April 2016
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
04 February 2016
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion