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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  • endorsed 2017-05-26 21:50:59 +0100
    because I think it is for the good for everyone.
  • endorsed via 2017-05-25 12:48:56 +0100
    Automation and AI will soon bring and end to a massive percentage of jobs all around the world. With a universal basic income people will be able to pursue interests they are passionate about, will be able to take.up apprenticeships or studies without the worry of not being able to pay their bills. This will only lead to an improvement in overal mood and mental health of the population.
  • endorsed 2017-05-25 12:20:03 +0100
    As more and more automation becomes possible, there are simply not going to be enough jobs for everyone who can work, to work. What better time to drop the current perceived requirement that EVERYBODY works unless physically unfit?
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-25 12:02:40 +0100
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  • @Paulfidelity tweeted link to this page. 2017-05-25 12:02:37 +0100
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  • endorsed 2017-05-25 12:01:51 +0100
    Because the current economic model treats people as morons and essentially slaves. Forcing people to do shitty jobs as a given is not good for society and is not positive motivation. It’s just a distraction. And How many jobs contribute nothing “real” to society. It just takes up time then you die.


    By having our survival taken care combined with positive encouragment from childhood we can actually make concious decisions on what we will be good at and naturally want to help our community. AND you will be able to move anywhere in the country that is appropriate (although of course it won’t be approved mansion) but you will be in good company. And that will produce good mental health all round
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-25 10:39:49 +0100
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  • endorsed 2017-05-25 10:38:19 +0100
  • endorsed via 2017-05-25 01:12:41 +0100
    We all find ourselves born into a system which requires us to work to justify our existence. No man or woman owns anything as everything the earth has to offer belongs to every one of us born on this earth. We currently have a system which requires us to work, yet through greed, crony capatalism, corrupt psychopathic government and technological development (already stunted) employment is rapidly dwindling. EVERYONE is born equal it’s simply most of us do not know about the great deception placed upon us at birth to rob us of our wealth i.e. time and energy. Afterall, what is the TRUE cost of anything? it can only be man and womans time and energy. . .the earthly resources are already provided!!!
  • endorsed 2017-05-25 00:25:13 +0100
    IT GIVES EVERYONE CHOICE TO DO WHAT THEY PREFER TO DO WITH THEIR LIFE.

    It makes sense and gives everyone the chance to enjoy this short time on earth instead of staying on the hamster wheel trying to keep our heads above the water and worrying about money . Imagine having extra free time to do what you choose to do with YOUR TIME .Imagine being able to afford to have more than a measly 4 weeks time off a year and spending more time with family and friends.Imagine being able to pursue that hobby you never have time for, Imagine just being able to sit and relax, imagine not having to give the biggest part of your life, when you are the healthiest and most energetic to your employer, imagine not having to worry about getting old, Imagine not having to worry about how your children are going to survive when they leave education,Imagine having a fair share in all the wealth of your country that you and your forefathers built and created, Imagine not having to worry about paying the bills, Imagine not having to worry about the time when a robot takes your job.

    The only people that are against UBI are those that already control us and have all the wealth, they want their plebeians to stay the subservient grateful minions that through no fault of our own we have become.

    IF THERE IS A EVER A REFERENDUM TO VOTE FOR UBI VOTE YES.
  • endorsed 2017-05-23 23:51:46 +0100
    I want some security.
  • endorsed 2017-05-23 01:15:48 +0100
    Because availability of work is sparse with lots of gaps, we all too often find ourselves with no income & no work available to take on. 9 millions of us are in the most precarious position, not many days before the savings have run out. We need a system where there is re-direction of the wealth generated by the public to everybody, not just to a handful of priviledged ruling elite who extract wealth, and where all the masses are not left out with 0 security.
  • endorsed 2017-05-22 22:14:09 +0100
    Firstly it will be cheaper and a more effective social support system. Plus the rise in technology will leave millions more in need. The increase in profitability and productivity from that tech will need to be taxed inorder to pay for it. Current political leaders are not talking about this and we need to raise it on the agenda.
  • endorsed 2017-05-22 11:13:42 +0100
    I’m supporting and calling for UNI to ensure that we can all take back our lives from the drudgery, stress and meaninglessness of jobs that do not benefit us, or our communities. We need to take back the right to practise meaningful work, take care of ourselves, our families and communities without being penalised by being made ‘poor’. An income that allows us to play as hard as we work will benefit society as a whole as well as each of us individually…
  • endorsed 2017-05-22 11:09:24 +0100
    With the rise of automation, I feel it necessary to start the process of thinking about building a world where humans have the ability to live without employment.
  • endorsed 2017-05-22 03:55:13 +0100
    Basic essentials and living costs.
  • endorsed 2017-05-21 17:05:10 +0100
    I believe it is the only way forward to achieving a fairer and equitable society
  • endorsed 2017-05-20 20:51:57 +0100
    to create a fairer society and one in which ideas will flourish, without the need for money getting in the way of what we want to be and to be fully creative in reaching our potential.
  • endorsed 2017-05-20 05:27:27 +0100
    To give every human being the capacity to work towards personal growth and fulfilment.
  • endorsed 2017-05-19 23:14:49 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-05-19 02:48:32 +0100
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-18 18:50:54 +0100
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  • @Evette77 tweeted link to this page. 2017-05-18 18:50:48 +0100
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  • endorsed 2017-05-18 18:49:54 +0100
    I suppprt as I feel it against human rights to impose petty sanctions for petty reasons. No one in this country should live in poverty
  • endorsed 2017-05-17 03:08:33 +0100
    I believe it would stop people being stuck in the benefits trap of losing as much as they gain by working.

    It would also grant a certain level of freedom to take risks with business ideas and therefore encourage entrepreneurship.
  • endorsed 2017-05-16 20:34:31 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-05-15 22:09:56 +0100
    To create a better future for all
  • endorsed 2017-05-14 16:15:10 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-05-14 16:09:54 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-05-13 05:40:45 +0100
    A Fair Financial Foundation For All

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