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 2017-09-18 16:58:35 +0100
    I am a struggling writer/artist studying at open university and have to give this up to work full time, either that or starve and when you have a family this is very grim indeed. I believe the Basic Income will help people (even like me!) to thrive and find their potential and worth. I see no value in working unless you enjoy doing it.
  • endorsed 2017-09-18 15:35:18 +0100
    THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH JOBS BUT THERE IS MUCH WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. I BELIEVE PEOPLE WANT TO DO SOMETHING WITH THEIR TIME WHETHER IT BE CREATIVELY OR VOLUNTEERING IN THE COMMUNITY, WORK THAT WOULD BE UNPAID IN OUR CURRENT SYSTEM. A GUARANTEED INCOME WOULD MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES BETTER PLACES TO LIVE IN.
  • endorsed 2017-09-18 12:43:46 +0100
    Because robots should be used to improve our living standards not to steal our jobs, we are living in a society that nobody ought to struggle any-more to cover the basic living cost, we have the technology to do jobs more efficiently and more accurately that ought to be used for good causes not to create wealth to a few good men leading multi-nationals organisations who despite the fact that make huge amount of turnover, avoid paying taxes… How much can they eat? Such tax money could be redistributed in the society to maintain the economy and perhaps more time should be invested to create more entrepreneurs or to find ways to keep our beautiful and colourful planet earth green than ever before. We have taken too much for granted from our Planet Earth causing climate changes which are evident only for lucrative purposes, with today’s technology, there should be NOBODY starving and education should be the focus point, globally, thanks to the internet.
  • endorsed 2017-09-17 22:03:05 +0100
    getting rid of a system that forces people too beg for money from the dwp. I work nightshift and when this comes in I still will and think there wont be much change for me .
  • endorsed 2017-09-17 02:39:01 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-09-15 16:32:40 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-09-15 14:39:02 +0100
    People deserve freedom to pursue their own goals, look after loved ones, and develop their potential as human beings. This should be a right for all, not just a lucky few.
  • endorsed 2017-09-14 20:06:21 +0100
    We really need to bring more light to this subject as well as endorsing this consider signing this petition

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/200045
  • endorsed 2017-09-14 09:18:24 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-09-13 14:53:31 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-09-13 14:09:57 +0100
    UBI helps foster equality and dignity
  • endorsed 2017-09-13 13:57:23 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-09-12 20:28:37 +0100
    Because I believe in wealth sharing and opportunity to be able to set up new business and have work life balance and family life and be creative write a book even and enjoy life.
  • endorsed via 2017-09-12 19:41:31 +0100
    It seems to be the only way to level inequality
  • endorsed 2017-09-12 15:18:57 +0100
    Simplifying benefits system and not having to beg the bureaucrats for crumbs every time we are unemployed or sick. Poverty is violence and I believe a non violent country will then be possible. I also believe it to be unjust that only a chosen few are allowed to create money out of nothing (debt). It is anti-democratic ultimately.
  • endorsed 2017-09-12 09:59:26 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-09-11 00:25:12 +0100
    It is inevitable as a.i. with technologicsl advances obviously mean less work available people to do . Politicians never admit this truth , we must listen to likes of futurists in silicone valley , they ackowledge there is no alternative .
  • endorsed 2017-09-09 09:49:11 +0100
    at certain times I have been able to make a valuable contribution and at other times I have not

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/05/swiss-vote-give-basic-income-every-adult-child-marxist-dream
  • endorsed 2017-09-09 08:42:06 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-09-09 08:35:25 +0100
    I run an AI Education company. AI will ultimately make life better for all but it will inevitably disrupt jobs and industries and to prepare we need to implement UBS to avoid another “Engels’ pause” and free people up to re-skill, learn and enjoy a new quality life that AI will allow us.
  • endorsed 2017-09-08 01:30:08 +0100
    Struggling to work full time until 67 due to health. Penalised for being on benefit either jsa or esa. Trying to keep my home despite bedroom tax. Stressed and anxious, makes health worse. System is inhumane and cruel.
  • endorsed 2017-09-07 17:42:43 +0100
    Would help poverty and also mean people would not be so reliant on credit, leading to debt. You would not longer need to rely on your credit card, or a pay day loan if you had UBI.
  • endorsed 2017-09-07 14:43:04 +0100
    It is the only fair way to ensure everyone in society is treated as a dignified and worthwhile human being. Our benefits system is broken, our economic system is broken and many of our people are being broken by both.
  • @Paulxxxxx tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-07 12:43:08 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=7136
  • endorsed 2017-09-07 12:42:14 +0100
    Whether you are from the left of the political spectrum or the centre right you should still be supportive of Universal Basic Income (UBI) because the former have always been concerned about everyone receiving their fair share and the latter will have to placate their increasingly economically insecure middle class base. Also, if you come at this from a technological perspective (such as Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley) then you understand the necessity of UBI from yet another vantage point. They afterall are the one’s who should know about technological disruption. I am hoping that you will sign my petition. It will eventually be seen by the UK government and by figures at Silicon Valley. It will put pressure on the former and be used to apply pressure by the latter. Moreover anyone will be able to use the petition to apply political pressure hence the UK/U.S. perspective is a bare minimum.

    With regards to myself, I am academically minded albeit too introverted, hence there is psychological reason why I personally would like a Basic Income guarantee. I am not suited to outer world work and it has caused havoc with my finances… I can economize but eventually income has to flow into a bank account otherwise anxiety and debt is the outcome.Hence, all of my income is now derived from £1 or $1 payments to me to keep me working day-in, day-out on this UBI petition. Hence, I ask that if you sign this you also pay me £1 or $1 to keep me working each day on gathering more signatures. I hope you will do that consistent with the philosophy outlined by this Basic Income Site, see here: http://www.yourbasicincome.com/


    The link to the document about my petition is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwJMlIMqcGQvUmhjMlhDMW5VSUU/view Please read it and then show your support.
  • endorsed 2017-09-07 12:28:43 +0100
    To reduce the stress of poverty and allow people to spend it in a way that only they know how it will benefit them as individuals.
  • endorsed via 2017-09-07 09:38:29 +0100
    It is an excellent system to support and encourage disabled people and others with experiences outside the labour market back into employment.
  • endorsed 2017-09-07 09:08:24 +0100
  • endorsed via 2017-09-07 06:56:24 +0100
    This would restore dignity to all people instead of being reserved for certain classes. It would solve homelessness, make food banks redundant and allow everyone to live fulfilling lives.
  • endorsed via 2017-09-07 02:11:19 +0100
    Adequate income from work is unavaialble to some and will be increasingly so , society’s need to institute a basic income

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