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 via 2017-12-30 19:49:06 +0000
    To see something that helps everyone
  • endorsed 2017-12-30 19:30:15 +0000
    I believe a reform of the current welfare system is long overdue and this system would make work pay while providing an equal and fair system for those that can’t as well as providing a stable ground for people that may want to train for a dream job or a better suited job.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-30 19:29:54 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • endorsed via 2017-12-30 17:18:44 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-12-30 11:56:35 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-12-29 08:32:14 +0000
    Equal opportunities
  • endorsed via 2017-12-29 01:22:17 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-12-28 23:56:19 +0000
    To help when going through frictional unemployment.
  • endorsed 2017-12-28 19:53:41 +0000
  • endorsed via 2017-12-28 02:14:09 +0000
    It’s the way forward
  • endorsed 2017-12-27 16:48:43 +0000
    I grew up in a very remote area and was resigned to a life of uselessness for a very long time until I met my girlfriend and she took me away. If I had had a universal basic income, I would’ve been able to move to a city and get a job and run my own life. I feel like I’ve wasted so many years because you don’t have a chance without any work and it wasn’t my fault that there was none where I was. It’s way too late for this to still be being talked about, we need a UBI and we needed it 20 years ago. Tax the rich more heavily to fund it, nobody needs more than 10 million in the bank, ever. Just make this happen. Bridge the wage gap. Stop the borderline abuse from Universal Credit. Everyone has a right to something. If money has to run the world we all have a human right to be part of it. Give everyone a UBI!!
  • endorsed via 2017-12-27 12:16:40 +0000
    Fairness & financial equality for all. We all deserve the right to fulfil our creative potential without constant financial stress.
  • endorsed via 2017-12-27 10:06:23 +0000
    There is an evidence base of success to support it. My own personal experience backs it up and by valuing people and encouraging their potential, we make a paradigm shift, putting society on an upward trajectory trusting in and having expectations of, positive compassionate behaviour rather than the negative mean mindset of the current system.
  • endorsed via 2017-12-27 00:09:35 +0000
    It’s just not OK for so much inequality to exist in modern Britain or anywhere else. Basic income that realistically covers expenses that provide what is needed for health and wellbeing, security and a home, is just a human right…homelessness needs to end, and a complete rethink of how we give money to people…nurses should be paid as much if not more than bankers because what they do just feels so worthy and important in society for example….I could go on, but I think that covers some of it…
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-26 23:36:50 +0000
    I'm interested to see that Scotland are trialling basic income in Glasgow and Edinburgh. If you'd like to support trials of it across the UK, you can endorse below...
  • endorsed 2017-12-26 23:32:54 +0000
  • endorsed via 2017-12-25 20:34:10 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-12-25 19:47:54 +0000
    I think it will lead to greater equality, end poverty and allow us all to be full members of society.
  • endorsed via 2017-12-25 19:30:03 +0000
    I believe it’ll be a far better, effective system than what we have now. There will be less poverty etc. meaning less homeless people begging on the streets.
  • endorsed 2017-12-25 18:46:37 +0000
    Because the jobs are not out there for everyone not even low played jobs I’m a cleaner on min wage it woul also free up some jobs for people with families the Tories are pushing people into low paid jobs on min wage it’s time for real change. It would make some businesses that only want to pay the min pay a bit more. Also lift the depression in the country where people can have hope for the future and not be a society of just not managing and the just about managing which the Tories said they would help.the only way the Tories can help is to step down so a socialist caring government can make the real changes .
  • endorsed via 2017-12-25 13:02:53 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-25 09:33:39 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • @Splack100 tweeted link to this page. 2017-12-25 09:33:32 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=7928
  • endorsed 2017-12-25 09:32:19 +0000
    I like this idea. Would improve many people’s way of life & give them a base to grow from.
  • endorsed 2017-12-24 13:36:33 +0000
    A secure income has a much higher credit value than a precarious income. Higher credit value allows people to install capital today to save costs tomorrow.


    Basic Income would also give people the resources they need to farm self sufficiently raising wages and lowering rents in the city while bringing about full employment.


    Less commuting to work also saves energy and greenhouse gas emmissions.
  • endorsed 2017-12-24 03:53:29 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-12-21 14:19:14 +0000
    For a better future
  • endorsed 2017-12-19 17:51:03 +0000
    It is a simple but effective model which combats poverty and takes into account the increasing productivity but decreasing working hours that have been made possible by increased automation.
  • endorsed 2017-12-18 12:15:39 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-12-18 12:09:31 +0000

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