Scotland could roll out a universal basic income pilot after a trial won huge backing from anti-poverty campaigners. 
Development of the scheme, due to be tested in Fife, will be discussed on Friday by councillors, civil servants and members of the Scottish Basic Income Network, and would see welfare benefits including child and tax credits replaced with a universal flat-rate payment. 
Any income earned above the payment is then taxed with a single flat rate or progressively. 
“This is an exciting opportunity for Scotland to look at something quite radical and put the country at the forefront of work in a policy which is getting growing levels of support across Europe,” Jamie Cooke, head of the Royal Society of Arts Scotland, which has carried out research on the scheme, told The National. 
He said there had been a number of ongoing discussions between the Scottish Basic Income Network and Fife Council with a view …