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

Association of Pension & Benefits Claimants CIC
Badbitcoin.org
743 endorsements
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Will you endorse?

  • endorsed 2016-10-01 13:56:57 +0100
    It makes complete sense
  • endorsed 2016-10-01 12:05:58 +0100
    I am unfit to work and scraping by on benefit. I am constantly harrassed by benefits regime, changing my benefits, changing the rules, changing the proceedures and threatened with sanctions.

    No one should have to live like this.
  • endorsed 2016-10-01 07:50:42 +0100
  • endorsed 2016-09-30 18:04:20 +0100
    It democratises self-determination options and revaluates work.
  • endorsed 2016-09-30 14:46:20 +0100
    With an increase in automation, life as we know it will change beyond our comprehension. Traditional manufacturing will be done by machines and only a few individuals will ‘work’; with their jobs eventually disappearing. The wealth generated by this shift, must be distributed in a fair and equal way. A Basic Income, gives everyone a share, no matter where they stand upon the social ladder, or what they are born into. A basic income gives fairness, and will hopefully one day rid society of Class & Social Stigmatisation.
  • endorsed 2016-09-30 13:58:33 +0100
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-29 13:08:32 +0100
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  • endorsed 2016-09-29 13:03:49 +0100
    Then hopefully fear won’t be the main motivation for most of the work that’s done in society.
  • endorsed 2016-09-29 08:53:21 +0100
    It’s a simplified system which benefits every citizen and would I believe give a massive boost to the economy and free citizens to be more creative and have more time for the important things in life. A 21st century system to serve us the people in the modern world.
  • endorsed 2016-09-28 20:05:04 +0100
  • endorsed 2016-09-28 08:09:08 +0100
    I believe it would increase workers bargaining power, create a fair and widely supported welfare system, improve the economy and widen access to higher/postgraduate/professional education.
  • endorsed 2016-09-27 23:39:39 +0100
  • endorsed 2016-09-27 17:28:53 +0100
  • endorsed 2016-09-27 16:53:41 +0100
    It is a fair and dignified way to treat everyone, regardless of background or privilege.
  • endorsed 2016-09-27 14:46:33 +0100
    It could remove the benefit trap, reduce the cost of providing welfare, reduce VAT fraud, simplify tax, develop into a method for redistributing wealth and mitigate the risks of increased automation.
  • Association of Pension & Benefits Claimants CIC endorsed 2016-09-27 12:19:57 +0100
    Jobs are dissapearing and market forces for setting wages are too powerful. The minimum wage is becoming the wage for people.
  • endorsed 2016-09-27 07:04:08 +0100
  • endorsed 2016-09-26 08:34:11 +0100
    to liberate motherhood and value care
  • endorsed via 2016-09-24 09:59:29 +0100
    This will simplify and secure basic financial support for all citizens
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-24 09:33:21 +0100
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  • @MacintoshKate tweeted link to this page. 2016-09-24 09:33:19 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4155
  • endorsed via 2016-09-24 09:29:15 +0100
    Tired of the blame the victim culture while the 1% enrich themselves by bleeding the poor.
  • endorsed 2016-09-24 02:02:26 +0100
  • endorsed 2016-09-23 23:11:55 +0100
    A basic income ensures everyone has enough resources to live a decent life The age of scarcity is over, everyone must share in proaperity.
  • Badbitcoin.org endorsed 2016-09-23 22:20:17 +0100
    Basic Income is the only possible solution for our futures. The delusion of full employment is just that.

    Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies will make the Financial Sector Obsolete – almost nobody will have a job opportunity, but we need to embrace that. We are not born into slavery surely?

    Imagine how we can progress societally, if we are free of our 65 Year sentence, with retirement off for good behaviour.


    A Yorkshire Plumber once said this to me.

    “They say a bit of hard work never hurt anybody – but it kills horses”
  • endorsed 2016-09-23 21:28:05 +0100
    I want all citizens to be liberated from shit jobs, so we can build a happy society together
  • endorsed 2016-09-23 10:49:05 +0100
    Isn’t it about time we had an economy that served the people? As it stands now most people in the world are enslaved by it. If fully implemented globally UBI might just be the most liberating idea in human history.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-22 20:11:22 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • @juliefenn2012 tweeted link to this page. 2016-09-22 20:11:19 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4149
  • endorsed 2016-09-22 20:10:33 +0100
    so that everyone can stop being slaves to the fat cats..and learn how to work at what they really love to do.

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