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.

 

Who's endorsing

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  • endorsed 2017-10-19 11:19:28 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-10-19 10:56:59 +0100
    The right thing to do
  • endorsed 2017-10-19 00:29:25 +0100
    I believe that every human being has the right to live, free from the stress and worry of not being able to afford the basic necessities of life such as food, warmth, and shelter, and to be able to enjoy their existence on this planet and find meaning in their everyday lives.

    I believe that no human being should be a slave to a job that they hate, and which has no meaning or value for them, neither should anyone need to work for forty plus hours per week, if they don’t wish to.

    We are fortunate to live in a time where technology has reached a point where it can banish the concept of scarcity.

    Every human being should demand equality. The idea of Billionaires existing when there are millions of people living below the poverty line is sickening to me. UBI would free people to be creative and reach their full potential, and who knows what benefits that could bring to society. UBI is every human’s right.
  • endorsed 2017-10-15 19:18:37 +0100
    To help with poverty and homeless
  • endorsed 2017-10-14 22:43:40 +0100
    I meet so many homeless people in Birmingham and I feel England has failed them. People are dying in the winter and there is malnutrition again here. The situation is dire and I believe that basic income would solve these terrible problems
  • endorsed 2017-10-14 16:24:09 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-10-14 14:22:02 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-10-13 20:00:22 +0100
    everybody deserves a life with choices & freedom from the fear of bankruptcy
  • endorsed 2017-10-11 21:33:42 +0100
    As i have said on Twitter.

    Basic income should also have a disability premium,)basic income PLUS).

    I would also envoke shutting down DWP,Jobcentres Atos,Maximus,and all the other 3rd party leeches.

    The money saved would also help Basic Income/Basic incomePLUS be administered from Local County Councils without these outsourcing companies ,leeching off the Poor/Vulnerable/Elderly/Disabled/Jobless/Homeless.

    Billions literally would not only be saved but would also get urgent help out there.
  • endorsed 2017-10-11 16:25:19 +0100
    Because in the 21st century, no one should have to choose between health, heating or eating.
  • endorsed 2017-10-11 14:15:46 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-10-09 20:14:57 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-10-09 06:33:59 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-10-08 23:15:53 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-10-08 16:36:29 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-10-08 09:51:14 +0100
    I believe that the current benefit system has a massive negative impact on society.
  • endorsed 2017-10-05 14:16:03 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-10-05 14:07:37 +0100
    I’m mum which love to be active with the full head of ideas for business. As a mum, I need to have a job to take care of my child and as a full-time employee, I pay a lot of money for childcare which means that I can’t invest that money into my ideas. I have a feeling that I have stacked in some kind of circle.
  • endorsed 2017-10-05 12:31:51 +0100
    We are such a rich country and we should be allowing everyone to be living with dignity and without fear. When people feel more secure they are even more able to find work. Mental health problems decrease. Also, if rich countries like ours we cannot endorse this and support people, what message are we sending out to other regimes in the world with questionable human rights legislation? There is more than enough for everyone on this planet to live with shelter, food, and clean water, and to not have to worry that they will suddenly be homeless. I fully endorse introducing a basic income.
  • endorsed 2017-10-04 18:20:14 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-10-04 16:35:10 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-10-02 16:12:22 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-10-02 10:26:59 +0100
    Makes human and economic sense, especially with the express train of automation hurtling towards us
  • endorsed 2017-10-01 14:31:22 +0100
    I believe this will help to level the pay playing field, relieve a massive amount of stress due to lack of money, and will mean people no longer have to go through the debasing process of claimimg benefits which are not enough to live on for many people
  • endorsed 2017-09-30 03:36:52 +0100
    So that everyone has the opportunity for self actualisation as so many in our society are being denied even the most basics needs of food and security. How is this good for any of us? (The Spirit Level)
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  • @cleaningbloke tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-29 22:31:15 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=7322
  • endorsed 2017-09-29 22:28:17 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-09-28 08:25:15 +0100
    Help end poverty and make life less stressful for all
  • endorsed 2017-09-28 06:40:59 +0100
    I also am part of the basic income society..

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