How much will this cost

With a deficit currently at 36 Billion (albeit up to half of this is pandemic driven), how much will such a measure cost and who will be expected to pay for it? Less than half of Scotland's citizens pay any tax at all, therefore one presumes that the burden will fall on the shoulders of higher tax payers who will be even more responsible for funding idleness. If the idea is to gouge more cash out of businesses, then that will simply act as a disincentive for businesses to move to Scotland or continue to operate here.

Why the contribution is important

It's not free money.....

by Edinburgher on August 19, 2021 at 02:11PM

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  • Posted by MaryCM August 19, 2021 at 19:37

    This will be the final death knell for Scotland's economy and will also bake in worklessness to large groups of people. Why work when you can get the same money for doing nothing.
  • Posted by Dober67 August 20, 2021 at 11:48

    I think it depends on who will receive this and from what age. I think while it’s a fantastic idea, it needs a lot of discussion with a lot of different people, from different backgrounds. Poverty in today’s world is abhorrent, and no one should be forced to choose between food or heating. The costs must be fully accounted for.
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