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 2016-11-23 17:10:20 +0000
    it is a sensible move towards a sustainable democracy
  • endorsed 2016-11-22 19:29:56 +0000
    I think it is a powerful and workable idea I’d like to see implemented
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-21 15:18:33 +0000
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  • @takecon tweeted link to this page. 2016-11-21 15:18:29 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4405
  • endorsed 2016-11-21 15:17:51 +0000
    I believe the current work model is increasing not meeting the needs of people & employers. Millions working for low wages subsidised by tax credits etc Many with no work due to the lack of jobs, ill health etc who survive on very basic social security payments. This situation will only get worse as millions of jobs are lost due to mechanisation, robots etc etc We need new radical thinking!!!!
  • endorsed 2016-11-20 14:51:00 +0000
    I believe there is a rumble of revolution and UBI is the way forwards to a fairer, more equal, possibly greener credentials, and spiritually happy and content population no longer chasing fame and greed but finding more socially enhancing activities to spend our equal and valuable life gift of time.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-20 12:23:17 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • @CowanTracey tweeted link to this page. 2016-11-20 12:23:15 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4401
  • endorsed 2016-11-20 12:22:30 +0000
    The rise in food banks homelessness and zero hours contracts is proof that many people do not have enough to provide a decent standard of living
  • endorsed 2016-11-20 09:46:52 +0000
  • endorsed 2016-11-19 05:57:11 +0000
    For the sick and disabled, new mothers and fathers, for more leisure time and less working hours for all, to focus on and develop individual talents, for a better life for all.
  • endorsed 2016-11-18 15:09:23 +0000
    A much fairer country as we seem to be getting left behind with a system that is not fit for purpose.
  • endorsed via 2016-11-17 16:19:09 +0000
  • endorsed 2016-11-17 14:58:14 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-17 12:39:38 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • endorsed 2016-11-17 12:38:27 +0000
    I think it is a creative response to our current situation which gives people back their sense of humanity
  • endorsed 2016-11-16 13:35:36 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-16 11:53:40 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • endorsed 2016-11-16 11:52:43 +0000
    i believe with basic income poverty will end and the whole will be as one
  • endorsed 2016-11-16 10:21:20 +0000
  • endorsed 2016-11-16 08:57:53 +0000
    I believe basic income is a necessary step in our human evolution & a solution to global poverty.
  • endorsed 2016-11-15 22:47:20 +0000
  • endorsed 2016-11-15 11:15:14 +0000
    I believe it is the only way to support the UK as we move further into job automation.
  • endorsed 2016-11-15 10:41:34 +0000
  • endorsed 2016-11-14 21:39:31 +0000
    The time has come for everybody to have enough income to be able to make real life choices and to be able to live out of financial threat
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-14 19:12:09 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement.
  • endorsed 2016-11-14 19:10:43 +0000
    It reduces poverty and bureaucracy
  • endorsed 2016-11-14 12:10:49 +0000
    To give people the opportunity to follow their own choice of career path through self employment. Basic Income could act as a very imporatant safety net or stepping stone to get them started while they build up a network of customers or clients Also, to offer people on low wage/ zero hours contracts a safety net and to give people protection against employers who are otherwise free to exploit their financial vulnerability, due to a harsh, unfair, humiliating and disfunctional welfare system that can drive people into homelessness or severe hardship and sometimes even suicide, out of desperation.
  • endorsed 2016-11-14 10:18:57 +0000
  • endorsed 2016-11-13 13:36:04 +0000
    I have worked in a job centre and seen the needless bureaucracy of a system that neither supports those in need, nor incentivises work. Essential care work if often left to those with few other choices, as those best suited to it choose higher paying work in other fields. This is a solution that could work for the political right – by reducing bureaucracy and state intervention – and the left – by ensuring a safety net for those who need it.

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