Scotland looks set to be the first part of the UK to pilot a basic income for every citizen, as councils in Fife and Glasgow investigate trial schemes in 2017. Despite its utopian roots, champions believe that this is an idea whose time has come, particularly in Scotland. Source: Guardian
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The U.K. economy posted its worst performance in a year as the dominant services industry felt the impact of an intensifying squeeze on living standards. Source Bloomberg
The company supplied a record 178.3 Bcm to what it calls the Far Abroad (Europe plus Turkey, excluding members of the former Soviet Union), but reported sales volumes to those countries slipped 1.1% because of lower sales prices. Oil & Gaz 360
Poland has signed its first deal to purchase liquefied natural gas from a U.S. supplier, a step that will help the country’s efforts to cut its dependence on deliveries from Russia, officials said Thursday. Source ABC news