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 2017-03-24 18:41:18 +0000
    As a person with a mental health condition, made into a disbility by an unequal and discriminatory society, I’ve been forced to fight off FIVE health-jeopardising austerity attacks from the Department of Work and Pensions in the last five years, with more to follow. Scrapping the current godawful misery-&-death-bringing benefits system in favour of Universal Basic Income would be a breath of fresh for all of the UK’s persons with disabilities.
  • endorsed 2017-03-24 12:16:27 +0000
    It will cost less
  • endorsed 2017-03-23 17:11:12 +0000
    It can pay my mortgage and bills, leaving me to invest my own income in my pension pot.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-23 13:59:26 +0000
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-23 12:54:58 +0000
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  • endorsed via 2017-03-23 12:52:44 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-03-22 15:34:26 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-03-22 10:52:27 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-03-22 10:50:16 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-22 07:06:41 +0000
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  • endorsed via 2017-03-22 07:06:01 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-21 23:08:14 +0000
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  • endorsed 2017-03-21 23:07:24 +0000
    Everyone will be better at their job if they aren’t obliged to earn money to survive. There is too much bureaucracy in the welfare system, the process of trying to restrict benefits to ‘worthy’ applicants is a waste of money that could just be given freely.
  • endorsed 2017-03-21 13:46:12 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-03-21 13:10:19 +0000
    I think Universal Basic Income will reduce poverty and homelessness, help plan for job losses due to automation, support low paid and unpaid workers such as carers and volunteers and simplify the welfare system, giving everyone dignity and freedom of choice.
  • endorsed 2017-03-20 21:43:11 +0000
    End poverty. Lower stress (and thereby strokes, anxiety, blood pressure etc…) Increase happiness. Reduced stress on the NHS. Enable all to have a mortgage and buy a house instead of forever renting. Allow all to be able to afford University and become things we desperately need, like doctors, nurses and teachers.
  • endorsed 2017-03-20 12:15:49 +0000
    Stupid Capitalism killing me slowly
  • endorsed 2017-03-20 10:49:15 +0000
    We need something to cushion the gap between the eventual failure of capitalism and whatever come next.
  • endorsed via 2017-03-19 22:40:16 +0000
    It is a fundamental human right.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-19 20:55:10 +0000
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  • @AmbeRavenscroft tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-19 20:55:07 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=5140
  • endorsed 2017-03-19 20:54:22 +0000
    I want to be free.

    I want to pursue my dreams of working for myself doing what I love.

    I have health issues that prevent me from doing this in addition to my full time job.

    I want everyone to be free and to have choice.
  • endorsed via 2017-03-19 00:54:25 +0000
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-18 22:50:17 +0000
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  • @JoannieCo tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-18 22:50:15 +0000
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  • endorsed via 2017-03-18 22:49:08 +0000
    I believe there should be no poverty or food banks in the 21st century
  • endorsed via 2017-03-18 21:49:11 +0000
    I feel it will adress the inequality dished out by this government and be beneficial to al
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-18 21:37:52 +0000
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