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

959 endorsements
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  • endorsed 2017-01-08 06:21:42 +0000
    I think food, shelter, education and health should be fundamental rights
  • endorsed 2017-01-08 00:15:47 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-07 23:33:20 +0000
    This could help a lot of working families 😀👏
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-06 14:21:44 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • endorsed 2017-01-06 14:15:44 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-06 13:37:27 +0000
    Much fairer system
  • endorsed 2017-01-06 08:02:45 +0000
    I work as a freelancer and I have a daughter who recently was in hospital for a couple of months with a serious unexpected brain condition and massive infection. Although my work is steady and I love my work, it would take the pressure off having to rush back after very frequent follow up hospital appointments and instead have a bit of family time with her and a treat to the pictures or shopping or whatever, which is something we can’t afford to do. She’s not working and I don’t get paid if I don’t work, which is fair enough. I don’t believe that everybody who would receive universal basic income would be disincentived to work however it would increase the amount of money splashed out in the high street.
  • endorsed 2017-01-06 01:47:36 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-05 22:38:11 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • endorsed 2017-01-05 22:35:15 +0000
    I believe this would be a good, fair, system for all.
  • endorsed 2017-01-04 23:49:36 +0000
    To emancipate the poor, and create a much more enterprising, open and compassionate society.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-04 16:41:43 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. MLk believed in it. So do I.
  • @RAJMurphy75 tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-04 16:41:38 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. MLk believed in it. So do I. http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4669
  • endorsed 2017-01-04 16:39:50 +0000
    It removes anxiety, saves money and leaves people to contribute to society in their own way. The automation of industry is unstoppable in the quest for greater corporate profit.
  • endorsed 2017-01-04 16:08:09 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-04 16:01:53 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-04 15:29:47 +0000
    Its the next logical step in social economics.
  • @markusgreen tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-04 15:10:35 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4664
  • endorsed 2017-01-04 15:09:57 +0000
    I think this could cut red tape and make thoings fairer and easier for all.
  • endorsed 2017-01-04 12:43:21 +0000
    A fairer, less complex system is the way forward. Allowing greater freedom and flexibility to millions is invaluable.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-04 11:29:19 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • @Feudalism9th tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-04 11:29:16 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4662
  • endorsed 2017-01-04 11:25:13 +0000
    the lack of jobs and the need to think outside the box
  • endorsed 2017-01-04 09:59:39 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-04 09:49:10 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-04 09:43:50 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-04 09:42:20 +0000
    An income by right when at home looking after children is exactly what I needed when I was doing that role. It would have improved my self esteem to have not been dependant on anyone else for cash.
  • endorsed 2017-01-03 18:54:41 +0000
    I want to reduce the poverty line
  • endorsed 2017-01-03 16:56:10 +0000
    Provides safety net but also encourages all who can to look at work in whatever form that may be.
  • endorsed 2017-01-03 16:33:29 +0000

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