Our mission

We believe that now is the time for the United Kingdom to reform its benefit system and to base it on a Universal Basic Income (also known as a Citizen’s Income).

Universal Basic Income would provide financial security for all, so that everyone has the resources they need to fulfil their potential. We urge others to express support for the principle of a Basic Income with the aim of making it an issue in the next General Election. Basic Income is a regular payment made to every individual, not means tested, non-withdrawable and without work conditions. It would :    

  • Guarantee everyone a secure base which ensures that work always pays    
     
  • Replace the complex benefits system with a scheme fit for the 21st century
        
  • Provide us all, including people who need extra income related to sickness, disability and housing, with the freedom to develop and contribute our talents, and the dignity we all deserve.

With your support we can press politicians to back this idea and make it a key campaign issue at the next General election.

If you agree with us please endorse the above statement and we would also love to hear why you support a basic income.

 

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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-22 09:42:49 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • endorsed 2017-11-22 09:41:49 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-11-22 09:18:50 +0000
    I support basic income because it is time to forget the damaging narratives from the past and present people with their right to food, shelter, safety and the opportunity to build a future
  • endorsed 2017-11-21 23:38:24 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-11-21 15:56:07 +0000
    robotisation, deliveroo- and uberisation has already created destructive gig economy with unsecured jobs, redundancies and losses and no trade unions. I am against all this and we should have a referendum on Basic Universal Income like Swiss have done or some other nations
  • endorsed 2017-11-21 11:17:49 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-11-20 23:35:25 +0000
    It is a positive way forward and will save taxpayers money in the long run
  • endorsed 2017-11-20 17:34:13 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-20 13:54:05 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • @LucyJacob5 tweeted link to this page. 2017-11-20 13:54:02 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=7712
  • endorsed 2017-11-20 13:52:40 +0000
    Our current system leaves too many stuck in poverty and stigmatises those who have to claim. A UBI would free people from the constant grinding worry of how they are going to manage and hopefully give everyone the opportunity to develop their skills in a way which is meaningful to them
  • endorsed 2017-11-20 11:15:53 +0000
    It makes sense. Why are people so scared of everybody being given an equal chance to be happy and successful?
  • endorsed via 2017-11-19 18:57:34 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-11-19 18:02:24 +0000
    I agree with everything Guy Standing and van Parijs argues
  • endorsed 2017-11-19 10:08:29 +0000
    Socialist surrounded by monsters
  • endorsed 2017-11-18 21:22:00 +0000
    I see this as a valuable solution that would not just benefit the UK, but would be beneficial in all countries. I believe most people who are healthy mentally and physically wish to be engaged in useful pursuit of their time. Frequently the lack of a basic income demobilises to the greatest degree. When people have access to an assured income they begin to help themselves, and build some kind of stability and growth. Occasionally this is not the case, however those cases are exceptional and more to do with parallel issues to income.
  • endorsed 2017-11-16 15:40:52 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-11-16 13:07:26 +0000
    To allow me to have the time to find new, better opportunities without the fear of running out of money.

    To allow young people the time to further their study without the fear of running out of money.
  • endorsed 2017-11-16 08:04:01 +0000
    i have been sanctioned, good job i have family & good friends who understand how the monsters of the dwp harass, bully and belittle people into doing work they dont want to do, increasing mental health issues & poverty
  • endorsed 2017-11-15 19:45:50 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-11-15 16:23:47 +0000
    because I believe that in a so-called civilized society we deserve nothing less. the world of work as enslaved us ubi will liberate us !!!!
  • endorsed 2017-11-15 08:50:02 +0000
    It seems the best solution. I have personal experience of being on benefits. I found it completely counter productive to becoming a happy and useful citizen.
  • endorsed 2017-11-14 22:00:22 +0000
    Fairness
  • endorsed 2017-11-13 12:43:57 +0000
    I don’t believe the current system supports those, who though not on the bread line, who are working full time, watch on as the money they do have is eaten away with a greater intensity each year.

    I pay my taxes and other monies to companies for the services they provide, but I am increasingly alarmed by the rising costs of living within the UK.

    Despite doing everything right; sitting exams, getting qualifications. At the age of 34, I don’t own my own home, I don’t own a car, I haven’t had a holiday in over 5 years and I probably never will achieve any of these things if costs continue to rise the way they are.

    Its coming to the point where one wonders if you just stop working and contributing to society, as there is no longer any reward in earning a living.
  • endorsed 2017-11-13 06:26:44 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-11-11 08:27:28 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-11-11 03:39:07 +0000
    I want to be able to work hard on my endeavours without the fear of becoming destitute. I am currently holding back on my potential and this is a horrible shame. there could be lots of people who could become very successful and make this country more prosperous but at this present time, the fear of losing our safety net is too grave.
  • endorsed 2017-11-10 16:42:40 +0000
    This would be a good thing for everyone.
  • endorsed 2017-11-10 09:14:53 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-11-10 08:15:37 +0000

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