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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

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  • endorsed 2017-02-25 19:43:27 +0000
    I believe it is absolutely essential to prepare for future lack of employment and I also believe that everyone should be given a basic income from which they can organise their lives. Mental health is destroyed by uncertainty about income, housing etc
  • endorsed 2017-02-25 12:51:03 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-02-25 12:25:56 +0000
    Given the precarious nature of many people’s jobs and the lack of hours to go round, this seems like a fair solution and would give those with caring responsibilities and fluctuating illnesses more security also. More people would be able to spend time starting a new venture, helping out friends and neighbours or doing somethin they care about. This idea’s time has come.
  • endorsed 2017-02-25 10:43:05 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-02-25 09:24:01 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-02-25 08:20:49 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-02-24 23:42:41 +0000
    I want my taxes and the taxes of the very rich in this top world economy to contribute to a dignified existence for all the people
  • endorsed 2017-02-24 21:28:15 +0000
    People shouldn’t have to pay to exist.
  • endorsed 2017-02-24 20:59:16 +0000
    I just think it is a fair and just system and will improve the lives and opportunities for so many.
  • endorsed 2017-02-24 20:27:56 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-02-24 17:58:09 +0000
    I am disabled and not had a penny in benefits since 20th September last year as took DWP to appeal as they had a med3 attached that was not mine and they want medical evidence bit notes mising, offered to have another MRI if they arranged and paid for an ambulance to get me there and back as cant sit normally they refused told me to ask for an adjournment till notes found. If it wasnt for my eldest son having a job me and my 16 year old would have starved.
  • endorsed 2017-02-24 16:48:31 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-02-24 12:31:01 +0000
    With greater automation on the horizon UBI is a necessity to ensure relative equality and our current standard of living
  • endorsed 2017-02-23 17:41:54 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-02-22 12:03:10 +0000
    UBI would mean people getting to spend more time doing the things they really want to do. It would mean people not having to worry where their next meal is coming from. It could also increase the amount of people wishing to voulenteer.
  • endorsed 2017-02-21 15:07:23 +0000
    The basic means of life are a human right, not a luxury. A basic income would do away with most benefits, removing the “them and us” distinction between benefit claimants and non-claimants. Part of the funding should come from removing all tax allowances, thus in effect integrating the tax and benefits systems and removing the expensive bureaucracy of the current system.
  • endorsed 2017-02-19 22:31:05 +0000
    Closures of jobs.
  • endorsed 2017-02-19 10:41:10 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-02-18 20:13:47 +0000
    To end poverty,and to make people generally happyier and healthier with less stress and more hope.
  • endorsed 2017-02-18 14:34:43 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-02-18 12:43:04 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-02-17 21:25:17 +0000
    Means tested benefits do not work, people made redundant should not have to jump through hoops to get basic financial support. People with disabilities should not have to jump through hoops to get basic financial support. A system where a guaranteed minimum income is provided would encourage self improvement in many, would allow working parents to be more flexible with working hours and spend more time with children. Eradicating the vast and complex administration costs involved in the current benefits system would pay for a large portion of a basic income. The Uk tax system also needs a massive overhaul and simplicifation. Finally, and most importantly the chance to eradicate poverty and homelessness cannot be passed on. Unfortunately Concepts such as UBI will only be considered by a forward thinking, liberal and sensible government which we in the U.K. Sadly lack. If our current gorvernment did implement such a system they will do it half arsed find a way to make it unworkable.
  • endorsed 2017-02-17 14:29:35 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-02-16 14:52:45 +0000
    To replace the appalling benefits system, (and all the money wasted in it’s implementation) put an end to poverty, and to make sure work always pays.
  • endorsed 2017-02-16 14:09:32 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-02-16 12:05:09 +0000
    Support everyone and keep people from falling under a certain level. Also minimise burocracy .
  • endorsed via 2017-02-15 19:40:11 +0000
    AFTER MY ENDORSENMENT, I HAVE TO ADD: WHY DOES IT SAY THAT I ENDORSEDVIA JAMES”???? I AM ENDORSING VIA NOBODY. What is this ? I ask the webpage manager to write to me, to my email, about this. If BI doesn’t start with respect for people, it will create no positive change, and hell on earth will go on, for the most humans., particularly women.


    If it is well done, and if the amount of the basic income is really enough to live well, then Basic Income has the potential to change our Economy of Evil into an Economy of Good – an economy for the common good. The advantages are then, too many to mention! It will open many doors of change for better in our work culture. It has the potentiality to add flexibility, lightness and humanity to work.

    Contrary to what many people think, it will make it possible that many, really many people who otherwise can not work, find and create work.

    One advantage I didn’t hear about, is also that it makes possible for thousands or millions of abused women, to restart a good life. Reducing thus an immense amount of crime and domestic violence.

    It boosters economy !

    It will create jobs, for many, IF IT IS a GOOD amount of MONEY, and helped out, will create their small businesses, or get together with friends to do it, while others will be looking for temporary jobs. There are many things which are very interesting to do, if only for some time, to learn them, and which are best learned, simply by doing them while being shown how.

    REAL BASIC INCOME, if we are aware of how it could also be used in disavantage, and don’t let that happen. IS GOOD. It’s really good.

    Conclusion: If the money is too little, then, it doesn’t allow for the above mentioned positive creative changes, which are that people can actually learn, create, and produce more.
  • endorsed 2017-02-15 18:12:22 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-02-15 13:28:16 +0000
    This is a great idea it would put poverty into the history books, it would give people their self asteam back and and their worthiness back, it would also save money considering the amount of it that goes to the upkeep of the current system . Crime would be lower the Nhs would save and most of all the poor would save their mental health and not have to struggle everyday to live in a rich country. The only down side is the tories would never allow as they like to keep the poor under their feet.
  • endorsed 2017-02-13 13:48:04 +0000

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