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

Green Party
959 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • 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)
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-29 22:31:18 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • @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..
  • endorsed 2017-09-27 20:14:26 +0100
    Because we work our arses off and don’t have enough money to pay the bills we would be better been on the dole
  • endorsed 2017-09-27 20:02:14 +0100
    Because the pay isn’t enough to live on and id be better off on the dole. Which is wrong
  • endorsed 2017-09-26 04:38:04 +0100
    Fairer system, bringing the welfare state into west century
  • endorsed 2017-09-26 02:51:41 +0100
    Extra money to top up the working wage.
  • endorsed 2017-09-25 11:19:49 +0100
    We teach our children from a young age that success is only achievable through good grades and a long career. I think this has stifled possible genius in our culture as well as make illness and poverty worse. People not working feel like a burden and people working judge them as a burden.


    Automation is inevitable as companies look to tech as a cheaper labour option but when that happens there will be a grey period where there are no jobs but a lot of people who can’t claim benefits or get work. We need to put UBI in place as a preventative not a response.
  • endorsed 2017-09-24 18:16:16 +0100
    I support a basic income for all the ethical and moral reasons it ought to be and for the simple fact that in a FIAT currency system the elites/rich/banks get bailouts/quantatative easing and the lower/middle class get the short end of the stick, velocity of money needs to properly circulate but all we see is cash hoarding that further disadvantages the disadvantaged. Moreover a Universal Basic Income is a wise investment in the future of the individual who gets it and benefits the entire community/country/world because this person will likely spend this money and not hoard it…….
  • endorsed 2017-09-24 10:54:19 +0100
    It offers an option to free people from poverty.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-23 16:26:17 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • endorsed 2017-09-23 16:24:51 +0100
    There’s a crisis in most peoples life, slavery to money, break down in family relationships, life is more than money and yet no one can live without money, its the humanitarian approach to people. Necessary. to reduce poverty and all its symptoms, crime, food banks, abuse of workers and so much more
  • endorsed 2017-09-23 15:41:56 +0100
    In order to allow people to retrain and retrade we need to be able to provide an adequate benefit to all. With automation on the rise it is key that we begin that process now.
  • endorsed 2017-09-23 13:53:22 +0100
    Replace the complex benefits system, and give Citizens more free time to live more rewarding lives.
  • endorsed 2017-09-22 15:37:50 +0100
  • endorsed via 2017-09-22 14:20:59 +0100
    End poverty, reduce crime, give people the opportunity to care.
  • Green Party endorsed 2017-09-22 09:49:03 +0100
    This can eliminate poverty, remove the welfare trap, and end wage slavery. It will protect us from the coming automation crisis, and it’s affordable now. What are we waiting for?
  • @HylandAlan tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-21 13:37:57 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=7284
  • endorsed 2017-09-21 13:37:22 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-09-21 08:29:48 +0100
    Think it’s the only way to sustain society in tech job losses
  • endorsed 2017-09-20 17:02:00 +0100
    It is a human right
  • endorsed 2017-09-20 17:00:17 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-09-20 14:32:01 +0100
    To help eradicate poverty; to ensure a fairer welfare system without causing resentment; to allow people to work part-time, care for parents etc.
  • endorsed 2017-09-20 12:47:19 +0100
    I believe we are at an inflection point for humanity and we aren’t designed to sit in cubicles to support capitalism all day. Humans need to commit to creative, charitable and environmental endeavours, and I feel a UBI would facilitate this.
  • endorsed 2017-09-19 19:30:48 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-09-19 13:25:27 +0100
    Having this basic income should be a right for every human being in a civilised society.

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