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

1,132 endorsements
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  • endorsed 2017-01-18 22:35:21 +0000
    A new system is needed. One that allows all, the freedom and opportunity to be the person they were born to be and not a slave to the system.
  • endorsed via 2017-01-18 17:26:52 +0000
    It allows everyone their humanity and is easier to administer
  • endorsed 2017-01-18 16:40:55 +0000
    I have always supported the idea of a universal citizens income, primarily because it is backed up by conservative, libertarian, free market and socialist arguments simultaneously… This makes it a solid intellectual viewpoint which would be difficult to argue against.

    A universal citizens income would provide dignity and autonomy and respect for every citizen, it may bring the state more respect back in return.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-18 16:31:40 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • endorsed 2017-01-18 16:30:49 +0000
    I have been on and off benefit all my life and heard this idea first in the mid 80’s and it seems a no brainer to simplify the over complex benefit system and most importantly I think it could reduce the shame which is adversely affecting so many people today as well as poverty. The Cameron government actively worked to restore the Dickensian, toxic shame of poverty and unemployment and social divisions that had taken huge work over many decades to improve. And now they wonder why the mental health epidemic is worsening at an alarming rate. Sanctions treat people in a way that is beneath us as a society. The time has come for this policy.
  • endorsed 2017-01-18 16:06:39 +0000
    Because it makes complete sense & always has
  • endorsed via 2017-01-17 23:05:28 +0000
    No one should be without sufficient funds for at least their basic needs. No more sanctions, no more food banks.
  • endorsed 2017-01-17 21:39:20 +0000
    moves towards a more equal society and removes the stigma of benefits
  • @geoff2009 tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-17 21:11:39 +0000
    .@UKLabour leaders like John McDonnell are seriously investigating a Universal Basic Income (#UBI). Please join in! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4765
  • endorsed 2017-01-17 21:06:34 +0000
    With growing inequality, the rise in insecure employment, the threat of more and more work, menial and skilled, being automated, it is time to separate work (contribution to community projects) and means of livelihood. The idea that this will lead to idleness must be countered. My view of humans is that we do not need the stick of fear of penury or carrot of luxury to engage us in community projects. All things being equal, we will do what we can: from each according to their ability. Who do you personally know who just works for money? We all take pride in what we do or how we do it. If not, that is a symptom of a system that has poisoned someone’s self respect, and that kind of system needs to be superseded.
  • endorsed 2017-01-17 18:14:50 +0000
    makes such good sense for a fairer society Poverty must end a blight on our World
  • endorsed 2017-01-17 17:56:48 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-17 16:35:44 +0000
    In a world of increasing automation, a basic income is both increasingly plausible and necessary. It is one of the few radical ideas with genuine appeal across the political spectrum
  • endorsed 2017-01-17 13:11:47 +0000
    I think the idea must be examined. As we approach a world where software & automation will transform the working environment there must be a mechanism for all of society to share in the wealth created by technology and innovation. The alternative is a terrible political divide between the winner and losers.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-17 10:43:09 +0000
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  • endorsed 2017-01-17 10:41:39 +0000
    It’s a no brainer to me!
  • endorsed 2017-01-17 09:12:34 +0000
    The key to social stability in the future. Freeing people to start small businesses, do voluntary work, go back to college/school, look after their children and the elderly.
  • endorsed 2017-01-16 23:11:28 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-16 16:46:48 +0000
    National basic income makes life much easier and build happier,and more successful society.
  • endorsed 2017-01-14 21:54:02 +0000
    no income means no life
  • endorsed 2017-01-14 18:16:16 +0000
    We live in a wealthy society in which there are many ways to contribute – carers, low pais but altruistic workers, volunteers, artists, and generators of £’s. The generator of £’s are in some ways RELIANT on the others! We are all CONNECTED. Basic income reflects that .
  • endorsed 2017-01-14 15:43:14 +0000
    It makes real sense and is a really progressive idea. I believe it would help reduce the stress related to work and give people the opportunity to contribute to society in countless imaginative and creative ways.
  • endorsed 2017-01-13 22:19:54 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-12 19:36:05 +0000
    With increasing automation and rising unemployment a basic income is swiftly becoming a necessity in the developed world.
  • endorsed 2017-01-12 17:03:06 +0000
    I think it will help the community
  • endorsed 2017-01-12 15:16:50 +0000
    It takes the economic stress out of peoples life and therefore will give them a freedom to explore and do things that they are truly passionate about. Its also possible for them to learn bew set of skills that are needed but can not currently afford.
  • endorsed 2017-01-12 07:44:28 +0000
    Reduce inequality, Artificial Intelligence will lead to fewer jobs soon, fairer job distribution, work life balance for all, increase opportunity for social mobility, reduction in crime, more opportunity to thrive rather than survive. Overall a happier society in which to live and develop.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-11 23:22:52 +0000
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  • endorsed 2017-01-11 23:22:41 +0000
    Independence

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