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 via 2016-12-12 13:06:28 +0000
  • endorsed 2016-12-12 10:51:10 +0000
  • endorsed 2016-12-12 09:30:31 +0000
    It helps conquer inequality.
  • endorsed 2016-12-12 08:45:23 +0000
    I believe that a universal income would help parents to raise their own children at home during their early years which would benefit society as that generation grow up with all of the benefits that a stay at home parent affords them. I also believe that it would take pressure off of the nhs and the social care system as many people would choose to care for their own relatives if they did not have to work as much.
  • endorsed 2016-12-11 22:21:40 +0000
    Very passionate about the cause
  • endorsed 2016-12-11 20:28:54 +0000
    What a fantastic idea. I believe it would allow people to grow, whilst taking the stress and worry away when struggling to make ends meet
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-11 18:08:22 +0000
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  • endorsed 2016-12-11 18:07:58 +0000
    Removes stigma of claiming state help and ensures everyone can stand and start to climb from ground level rather than trying—and failing—to get out of a deep hole of debt and destitution. As work is less predictable and less secure it would encourage those who can work—even disabled who can’t work full-time or even regularly—to supplement earnings on ad hoc basis without fear of being left short when bureaucracy fails to keep up with a daily-changing situation. Being able to do a little work here and there as they can and ending social stigma would improve self-esteem and confidence, allow young people to gain experience and self-worth without being exploited. would give the whole nation a boost economically and reduce envy as not competing with each other just to survive and feeling some are taking advantage of others. With fear of sickness causing loss of earnings removed, stress would be reduced and stress-related illness could reduce. For starters.
  • endorsed 2016-12-11 17:33:00 +0000
    Without it very soon most people will starve – Amazon have just opened an automated high street shop – no staff at all – it is the future.
  • endorsed 2016-12-11 00:44:09 +0000
    I honestly believe this is the future of society. Providing a basic income is a fair society which will encourage creativity and provide more people to make an attempt at their passion in life rather than having the fear of having to keep food on the table.
  • endorsed 2016-12-10 18:32:51 +0000
  • endorsed 2016-12-10 13:22:05 +0000
  • endorsed 2016-12-10 09:56:28 +0000
    I won’t make it to old age without basic income.
  • endorsed 2016-12-10 00:37:07 +0000
  • endorsed 2016-12-08 18:03:46 +0000
    more disposable income for the poor to spend will go straight back in to the british economy plus the added incentive of added income from work on top its a win win
  • endorsed 2016-12-08 15:35:19 +0000
    With the rise in automation a basic income will be a necessity. It’s also a good way of becoming a tool for redistribution of wealth away from the one percent.
  • endorsed 2016-12-08 14:37:53 +0000
  • endorsed 2016-12-08 07:50:21 +0000
    To fight poverty, give people a chance to live a normal live and a solution to capitalism.
  • endorsed 2016-12-07 18:58:53 +0000
    The present system does not work, discourages people from working and costs a fortune – use the money to give all people a level of security on equal terms with each other, plus the freedom to work more or be creative in whatever way instead!
  • endorsed 2016-12-07 15:10:50 +0000
    I work with people in receipt of benefits, and people in work on low incomes. I think a basic income would be good for all of us, and it would take away the stigma around claiming benefits
  • endorsed 2016-12-06 21:30:31 +0000
    Good idea.
  • endorsed 2016-12-06 19:45:34 +0000
    Because I think it is an absolute disgrace that my state pension was not forthcoming when I reached 60 and I have to wait more than five more years to receive it. UBI would make a huge difference to me and many others in my position for example.
  • endorsed 2016-12-06 17:58:56 +0000
    We, and the generations that preceded us, all built the wealth that we enjoy. Time to share it fairly, the start of rebuilding our economy and society
  • endorsed 2016-12-06 00:05:51 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-05 23:13:45 +0000
    I'm endorsing Universal Basic Income for all citizens of the United Kingdom. Please join me in supporting this fantastic idea!
  • endorsed 2016-12-05 23:11:03 +0000
    It will eliminate poverty, reduce crime, allow people to have the freedom to follow their dreams, eliminate homelessness + a whole host of other fantastic benefits to society.


    It is the only way forward for capitalism in the 21st century.


    Capitalism will fail if a universal basic income is not implemented in the near future.
  • endorsed 2016-12-05 18:58:09 +0000
    Having befriended and tried to help a number of people on benefits through unemployment or ill health, the biggest problems they have are when benefits are withheld due to bureaucracy, sickness note expiring etc. etc. Give everyone a basic income so they do not need to claim any benefit normally when unemployed or sick. It would be a huge confidence booster. It doesn’t even need to be a net cost – just eliminate the personal allowance and existing benefit (universal credit), and the cost will be covered by higher tax take.


    Also for people on low incomes, knowing that money they gain through work will just be taxed the same as everybody else is much better than tapering benefits at 60%+ giving them little incentive to work.
  • endorsed 2016-12-05 15:56:02 +0000
    I support a basic income because I feel trapped in a job I do not enjoy and which is causing me tremendous stress, just to pay the bills. I would much rather do charitable work with animals or helping the LGBT community and have more time to work on my artistic projects, but the current economics of the UK do not allow this. With a basic income, I and everyone else would have an opportunity to live fuller, more meaningful, and more fulfilling lives.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-05 01:27:30 +0000
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