Believe in Scotland’s Manifesto for Wellbeing
- Quality of life, equality, fairness, happiness, and health are all economic outcomes that should be given equal weight to economic growth.
- The focus of the economy should be more to serve the needs of the people and society than the needs of big business and finance.
- To be able to live with dignity, whilst experiencing wellbeing and security, should be a basic human right and not something that comes only with wealth
- You cannot have a thriving economy without a thriving society, and you cannot have a thriving society without a thriving economy.
- Austerity has failed, slowed economic growth, harmed people and society, and made the country more susceptible to economic and health crises.
- Post coronavirus, our economic policies need to be reengineered to generate higher levels of equality in health, wealth, wellbeing, and access to opportunity.
- If we build society and our economy more successfully after coronavirus, we can create a new economic approach that will allow both our economy and our society to thrive and be more resilient in the face of economic crises.
- The nature of work is changing and we need to invest more heavily in innovation, encouraging better business practices and preparing for the future of work.
- Education is an investment in our children and young people and should be free and open to everyone.
- Small business is the backbone of our economy. Greater government investment in creativity and innovation is necessary to help them grow and create better quality jobs.
- Government expenditure on welfare and health is higher due to the inequalities in the current economic system and a wellbeing approach would reduce those costs.
- Economic success being more equally shared amongst society would result in better growth.
- Greater access to personal development opportunities for all will increase social mobility and benefit the economy in the long term.
- Ending poverty, inequality and unfairness, while increasing minimum wage and job security will boost the economy.
- People need to feel more secure in their livelihoods. A universal basic income for every adult citizen would provide that security and end in-work and pensioner poverty.
- Decision making should be less centralised in order for local people to have a greater democratic voice in local issues.
- We need to reduce our economy’s carbon outputs, reduce waste, make transport more sustainable and make recycling and repairing far more prominent in our economy.
Believe in Scotland is the community for people who live in Scotland and who believe that Scotland’s future should be decided by the people of Scotland. We are also Scotland’s most active, most effective, and most successful independence campaigning group.
We support independence, not for politics but for the people, as a means to an end of building a better Scotland. This is what we believe:
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