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NHS Health Scotland has today published information that highlights options for reducing income inequalities in Scotland.

Our new Inequality Briefing sets out recent discussions on Universal Income policies and how they can impact on health inequalities. It highlights some of the arguments for and against the policy, and considers how Universal Income may impact on health.

Currently, the Scottish Government is working with local government to support four universal income pilot schemes across Scotland. This briefing outlines the potential impacts of such schemes and the uncertainties, in order to inform future discussion on the nature and evaluation of those pilots.

You can find more information on our Income page.

Media release

For more information you can view the media release.