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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 2017-01-30 09:01:38 +0000
    I lived in Australia in the 80s when the ‘doll’ money was so liberally given that it virtually paid for gap year break and gave people a sense of love and protection at a community level that rippled through the culture and community in a deeply apreciated and healthy way. I long to see such a society return to this plant somewhere. Happy to help UK linspire a fundamental social change in the world. It wouldn’t be the first time in history this country succeded in acomplishing such global leadership and innovative change.
  • endorsed 2017-01-29 23:06:21 +0000
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  • endorsed 2017-01-29 15:16:09 +0000
    It would certainly relieve the worry, stress and anxiety caused by debt and financial problems. Morally it’s the right thing to do.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-29 12:48:28 +0000
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  • endorsed 2017-01-29 12:47:44 +0000
    This will lead to a fair redistribution of wealth and go some way to end financial insecurity for the most vulnerable in all societies
  • endorsed 2017-01-29 12:23:40 +0000
    This Basic Income policy is the basis for an evolved society, but what we have to understand is that the economic barriers that are in place are there, and always have been, to oppose such a clever strategy. IT’S OUR MONEY! The powers that be deal in fear and scarcity!!!
  • endorsed 2017-01-29 12:21:35 +0000
    I firmly believe in supporting the citizens of any society financially to enable them to then care and support those in need rather than working full time for ones own requirements.
  • endorsed 2017-01-29 12:02:53 +0000
    Because it seems so obviously the right thing to do.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-29 11:24:53 +0000
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  • endorsed 2017-01-29 11:24:10 +0000
    Having worked 50 hours plus week all my life in jobs I’ve not enjoyed just for the money – basic income would free me and I believe support a fairer, more caring society
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-29 11:10:37 +0000
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  • endorsed 2017-01-29 11:06:29 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-29 10:55:51 +0000
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  • endorsed 2017-01-29 10:55:27 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-29 10:54:24 +0000
    I support basic income simply because it is the moral thing to do, from a psychophysical point would lead better mental and physical Heath ,gives a challenge to globalisation and the rise of far right populism.
  • endorsed 2017-01-29 10:53:55 +0000
    A desire for a fairer society which enables the individual the freedom to contribute to the collective as best they see fit.
  • endorsed 2017-01-29 10:53:32 +0000
    1/ we should all benefit from our collective wealth.

    2/an average full time job does not provide for a living. It is not possible to pay bills, mortgage, rent, food on an average wage, or ever buy a house. So people have become slaves if they have to always work, but cannot even get enough to live.

    3/ capitalism has us all working in mainly shit unnecessary jobs, producing stuff which is not necessary. If we were to cooperate and just make what is necessary and do what was needed, then not much work wood be needed anyway. And if people had the the time to relax , eat good food, instead of commercial food, and the means to live a healthy life, we would need very little of the national sickness service that we are now compelled to spend so much money on. Even spending all day sitting as so many do in there rubbish jobs, causes ill health.

    4/ we cannot use our talents and creativity under the current system
  • endorsed 2017-01-29 10:49:17 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-29 05:22:31 +0000
    I feel it would benefit the majority of people rather than the super rich
  • endorsed 2017-01-28 18:47:43 +0000
    Ten Reasons to Support Basic Income…It is for all the reasons you have outlined, a great idea; give everyone enough money for a decent life, I’m all for it but it will never happen.

    You are asking the slave masters to put down their whips. Those who have a vested interest in keeping the poor in their place with threats of destitution will never allow the population the freedom to ‘be who they are’, where’s the profit in that?

    You’ve got to earn your ‘crust’, toil through your life, struggle to make ends meet, keep up with the Jones’; you can’t just hand out free money to people, if you do that then what will happen to the ‘workshy’ the ‘feckless’ the ‘shirkers and the scroungers’ if everyone has a decent income, a society where no one worries about debt and poverty, who then can I wag my disapproving finger at?

    Work ethic is defined as a belief in labouring diligently (Work sets you free).

    It is a belief that is deeply entrenched in our society.

    An example of someone with work ethic is a person who gets to work on time every day and always works long days to get the job done.

    The population has been fed this line since the industrial revolution, those who, for whatever reason cannot or will not comply with this ‘belief’ are vilified.

    http://www.biographyonline.net/facts-about-the-industrial-revolution/

    How can this ‘belief’ apply to your own free leisure time?

    A basic income for all…permanent holiday pay and you can still go to work if you want to?

    No, sadly, it will never happen.
  • endorsed 2017-01-28 18:33:52 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-27 13:30:03 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-27 12:08:02 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-27 06:53:06 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-27 04:27:10 +0000
    I have many personal reasons for supporting a basic income. My main reasons are as follows:


    1) To put an end to extreme financial poverty.

    2) To increase general health, wellbeing and job satisfaction.

    3) To reward those working in voluntary/unpaid roles and to ‘top-up’ the income of those working in Apprenticeship/Trainee roles.

    4) To contribute to less working hours, a better distribution of jobs and improved working conditions.

    5) To provide a more secure and substantial safety net for everyone and help to reduce inequalities.

    6) To abolish benefit fraud and provide more financial and employment freedom.


    After reading about the planned closure of 78 Job Centres across the UK, I have recently written a detailed post on my Public Facebook Page, discussing the reasons why I believe we need to replace our current benefit systems will a Universal Basic Income. If you are interested, you can find that my page (and that post) here: https://www.facebook.com/CllrLauraAtkin/
  • endorsed 2017-01-26 18:39:22 +0000
    I believe this would give everyone the opportunity to work and make work pay
  • endorsed 2017-01-26 07:26:10 +0000
    I don’t believe we should stigmatise people for needing benefits in order to manage to live. I believe it will help people to find work, look after their family and get their life organised if they have a basic income to start with. Also the state will save money in administration if they don’t have to pay people to do the demeaning jobs of chasing fraudulent claims and pursecuting people simply for needing some help. A basic income will help everyone in our society have a decent life by allowing them to live in dignity without having to beg the rest of society for a subsistence in order to feed their family.
  • endorsed 2017-01-25 16:15:43 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-25 15:19:55 +0000
    UBI is necessary now that there simply isn’t enough paid work for everyone that needs it. People should be free to retrain, volunteer and raise children.

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