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 2017-01-10 06:25:27 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-09 14:59:06 +0000
    What a thought provoking and genuinely philanthropic idea. I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • endorsed 2017-01-09 14:56:06 +0000
    Current systems of welfare are excessively cumbersome and often not fit for those that need them most – or available to those who have “paid in” and now find themselves in need of support. BI offers the incentive for everyone to develop and/or earn to their potential and work/life balance rather than being caught in a wages trap. It also offers a fairer system for sufferers of long term illness (Fybromyalgia, MS, etc) or their carers, who struggle to work to support themselves amid a myriad of requirements to demonstrate that they should receive support for their conditions. Bravo – I hope the theory survives the practice! We should at the very least give it full consideration.
  • endorsed 2017-01-09 11:39:11 +0000
    I am interested to see this explored before it is dismissed out of hand. Something has to change in our society to ensure that people do not get trapped in poverty whilst the rich enjoy runaway capitalism.
  • endorsed via 2017-01-09 08:42:21 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-08 20:45:18 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-08 17:08:08 +0000
    We have to do something to make our society more equal because the consequences of not doing it will ultimately lead to disaster.
  • endorsed 2017-01-08 17:03:23 +0000
  • @kevinpickles200 tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-08 16:57:53 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4703
  • endorsed 2017-01-08 16:57:07 +0000
    This is something I’ve always wanted but simply didn’t think would ever happen. We, the public, would be free of basic concerns and able to make the world a better place by improving our communities, learning new skills, creating art, caring for the elderly, raising our children and everybody could stop rushing all day and just smell the roses.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-08 16:35:58 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • @j1n3l0 tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-08 16:35:56 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4701
  • endorsed 2017-01-08 16:31:26 +0000
    if done right could emphasise the jobs that are actually required in society (teaching for example) whilst also encourage people to go into jobs they actually enjoy
  • endorsed 2017-01-08 16:30:42 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-08 14:52:55 +0000
    Simplify systems and reduce conflicts ao people can work together on universal concerns such as obesity crisis ad NHS financial difficulties
  • endorsed 2017-01-08 13:17:38 +0000
    I have no income
  • endorsed 2017-01-08 12:30:42 +0000
    We are about to see a revolution in work (see the bank of englands recent reports), basic income will be how democracy survives this change,
  • endorsed 2017-01-08 12:23:01 +0000
    Everyone should be treated equal and valued. I believe a basic income would close the ever growing gap between the rich and the poor in the uk.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-08 11:21:06 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • @Enabest tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-08 11:21:04 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4694
  • endorsed 2017-01-08 11:20:45 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-08 10:48:47 +0000
    It would give every one a chance at life
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-08 10:36:05 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • @craigmason71 tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-08 10:36:03 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4691
  • endorsed 2017-01-08 10:35:41 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-08 09:49:23 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • endorsed 2017-01-08 09:48:56 +0000
    The minimum wage is not enough
  • endorsed 2017-01-08 09:24:24 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-08 06:22:40 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • @saleemakbarvc tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-08 06:22:36 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4683

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