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 2017-03-11 23:06:41 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-03-11 19:59:52 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-03-11 15:17:06 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-03-10 17:04:05 +0000
    UBI would allow many people to escape from the anxiety, behavioural lock-in, compromised life choices and low wellbeing of being in survival mode. Society would function with greater efficiency, fairness and opportunities for self-fulfilment. Better mental and physical health and reduced costs of trying to deal with these after it’s too late. Governments should trust its citizens to make sound, responsible choices about how to live their own lives and adequately resource them instead of trying to second guess what people want and need.
  • endorsed 2017-03-09 14:09:15 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-03-09 02:00:09 +0000
    Because it would save money from bureaucracy, less pressure on NHS (depression medication, better food etc), inspire growth of small businesses, self employment and craft based economy, eliminate poverty, allows for further automation therefore reducing expenses, inspire spending of time and money on culture and arts, reduction in crime, improve literacy rates, and life expectancy potentially, improve standard of education because people have time to invest in helping their children, or enabling students at university to not have to work which as a knock on effect provides more jobs to others,
  • endorsed 2017-03-08 21:57:01 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-03-08 20:52:42 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-03-08 19:56:31 +0000
    Give people basic income and also provide the necessary financial education. I believe that most people would put this money to good use.
  • endorsed 2017-03-08 07:42:45 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-03-08 07:09:30 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-03-07 23:12:46 +0000
    I think it will make it fairer for all people. And encourage people who would normally not for risk of losing benefits
  • endorsed 2017-03-07 14:48:28 +0000
    Basic Income will become the foundation for a truly fair society where everyone has a chance to succeed, not just the elite or silver spoon brigade. It is a real opportunity to see the end of an unfair “welfare” system and the introduction of a truly revolutionary way of supporting our citizens.
  • endorsed 2017-03-07 08:40:57 +0000
    It’s about time that people are rewarded for working instead of working multiple jobs on zero hour contracts and still not being able to meet the bills!
  • endorsed 2017-03-06 22:24:31 +0000
    Without a basic income, people become desperate and fearful. Fearful impoverished citizens cannot contributed to society either creatively or economically. In times of economic instability a basic universal income would give a country’s citizens the breathing , if unemployed, to become a more creative, spiritual and economical member of society. In such a society everyone benefits and society itself will flourish.
  • endorsed 2017-03-06 17:28:53 +0000
    Reading lots of books on economics has convinced me it’s a really good idea. All humans deserve the right to live in dignity. If we take the UN Declaration of Human Rights seriously, we have to do it. GDP as a measure is flawed in many ways – so many things that are destructive increase GDP, and so many things that are very constructive are not measured. So what is GDP actually measuring?
  • endorsed 2017-03-06 14:51:24 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-03-06 14:08:48 +0000
    It just makes sense!
  • endorsed 2017-03-05 15:15:43 +0000
    Because all people should have the opportunity to live to their highest potential
  • endorsed 2017-03-04 12:35:29 +0000
    Ive struggled with funding for my college course as I can not find a part time job. The job centre refused to help and this idea would give people freedom to advance there own career.
  • endorsed 2017-03-04 12:27:06 +0000
    ive worked part time at a really poor company where the boss treats everybody like crap and gets away with it whilst I’ve been at college at the same time it’s caused me to be depressed stressed and occasionally suicidal and I don’t want anybody else to have to go through that and effectively be out working for 14-16 hours a day when it really shouldn’t be allowed or nessicary
  • change connections endorsed 2017-03-04 09:21:26 +0000
    to move out of our current unworkable system we need a transformative set of ideas and i think that a debate about basic income and how we might achieve it ,is needed
  • endorsed via 2017-03-03 16:24:40 +0000
    I’d like to do voluntary work ie first responder
  • endorsed 2017-03-03 14:44:50 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-03-02 23:04:34 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-02 07:22:06 +0000
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  • endorsed 2017-03-02 07:20:59 +0000
    Because the current system isn’t working, and a move to Universal Basic Income would help to reduce the number of people living in poverty due to complexity of claiming benefits and the delays in processing claims. UBI is a fair system, and seems to me to be the way forward. I’m following closely the trials in Europe.
  • endorsed 2017-02-28 18:38:12 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-02-28 15:18:03 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-02-28 05:42:27 +0000

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