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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

Earthglazeandfire
pkwa ltd
1,070 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

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  • endorsed via 2017-12-11 21:28:49 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-12-11 20:38:41 +0000
    Our tax system and our benefits system are unjust, chaotic and divisive. Churches and charities are now fixing the holes in a broken system with food banks. Unions have no muscle to ensure that workers are paid a reasonable amount for what they do. It’s like being back in the 19th century. A universal income would give people the freedom to choose a simpler, but cheaper life or a more complex life topped up with work and wages. A low income could be seen as a positive choice not a stigmatised bum deal in life’s lottery or one’s own lazy fault!
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-11 20:38:10 +0000
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  • endorsed 2017-12-11 13:10:18 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-12-11 13:00:04 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-12-09 13:18:22 +0000
    I believe it would greatly improve everyone’s lives
  • Earthglazeandfire endorsed 2017-12-08 18:20:17 +0000
    It provides for every one ,it will be needed in the near future as routine jobs are automated. It will stimulate the economy as the poor spend more of their income. It can set people free to determine their own futures.
  • endorsed 2017-12-08 10:59:20 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-12-08 01:35:33 +0000
    Would enable me to better myself and continue education
  • endorsed 2017-12-07 22:33:22 +0000
    To take people who work full time on a minimum wage, out of poverty and hardship. Nobody should have to live with stress and worry as to whether they can afford to eat and keep warm.
  • endorsed 2017-12-07 22:25:09 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-12-07 20:28:22 +0000
    Because it makes sense. The labour market as we know it is changing and more people will need welfare, and the current welfare state will not handle it.
  • endorsed 2017-12-07 17:05:33 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-12-07 17:04:52 +0000
    Reduce crime, reduce homelessness, reduce slavery, reduce poverty related diseases, enable people to get out of abusive relationships, provide a basic level of wellbeing to all….no exceptions!
  • endorsed 2017-12-07 16:34:35 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-12-07 15:10:24 +0000
    I believe that UBI, would be a much better system than the current welfare system, giving insensitive to young people and people with lower income to study or get a job, giving everyone equal opportunities.
  • endorsed 2017-12-07 14:26:33 +0000
    It would improve many lives of people.
  • pkwa ltd endorsed 2017-12-07 11:02:10 +0000
    We believe that it will lead to a fairer, happier, more productive & engaged society. Unnecessary administrative costs of punitive welfare system will be largely eradicated. Citizens will not feel like enemy of state if they are unable to secure employment.
  • endorsed 2017-12-06 11:42:37 +0000
    A vital step to take for a more progressive, productive and happy people. To level the playing field
  • endorsed 2017-12-05 12:43:22 +0000
    Self-respect improved. Creativity and genuine motivation enhanced. Mental health issues lessened. Level playing field for all. Can still give extra help to disabled etc. Reduce inequality. No-brainer as far as I’m concerned.
  • endorsed 2017-12-04 10:51:50 +0000
    Fairness in society. Simple as…
  • endorsed 2017-12-03 14:19:59 +0000
    I really believe our current welfare system is demeaning to the individuals who have to claim it, and that the simplest thing to do to eradicate poverty is to solve what causes it: a lack of money. The current narrative around ‘deserving’ or ‘undeserving’ poor is nothing but propaganda and detracts from our basic humanity. People deserve the chance to make something of themselves, and Universal Basic Income could do so much to level the playing field for disadvantaged people to meet their full potential. I also feel that it could pay for itself as a financial decision for the government to restructure this money away from bureaucracy and into UBI instead; the upward mobility this could foster will inevitably benefit the economy for all.
  • endorsed 2017-12-03 12:27:08 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-12-02 00:10:46 +0000
    To end unfairness, insecurity and to aid full development of the individual
  • endorsed 2017-12-01 15:19:51 +0000
    I have studied basic income ideas at university, and think it is a real step in the right direction. I would be very happy to be involved.
  • endorsed 2017-12-01 13:04:14 +0000
    With the prospect of being able to lift those on zero/lower incomes out of the poverty trap, the prospect of a universal basic income has to be the way forward. Let’s see an end to homelessness in our lifetimes.
  • endorsed 2017-12-01 10:28:49 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-11-30 17:52:07 +0000
    The emancipatory value of a basic income is astronomical and would lead to much greater and more varied contributions to society by all.
  • endorsed 2017-11-28 11:51:10 +0000
    Basic security for everyone and to replace a massively complex and stressful benefits system
  • endorsed 2017-11-27 07:41:09 +0000
    To distribute wealth fairly to everyone. Organisations and individuals wielding power over employees because they have all the money is not right

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