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

Association of Pension & Benefits Claimants CIC
1,078 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • @asbuttress tweeted link to this page. 2016-10-04 11:42:56 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4201
  • endorsed 2016-10-04 11:42:21 +0100
  • endorsed 2016-10-03 10:39:16 +0100
    UBI abolishes cruel and complicated means tests and provides income security for everyone.
  • endorsed 2016-10-03 10:27:40 +0100
    Everybody should always have the unconditional, minimum amount of money to be able to provide themselves with the basics In life in a society that is increasingly becoming unsustainable to the poorest and most vulnerable.
  • endorsed 2016-10-03 08:30:57 +0100
    It is a basic human right that everyone has the basic necessities of life; unconditionally.
  • endorsed 2016-10-02 20:36:12 +0100
    Everyone equal no poverty
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-02 10:35:44 +0100
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  • endorsed 2016-10-02 10:35:04 +0100
    As someone who has spent time the last time infact 18 months signing on and someone who has worked temp job after temp job to avoid signing on I am perhaps very well aware of the short comings that exist within the current system and Universal Credit is not going to help with this. My current job involves me working very closely with the Job Centre helping people with Digital Skills who don’t have them.


    I have seen now from both sides of the coin from being a claimant to working closely with work coaches a good number who really want to help people but hands are tied by red tape and harsh sanction targets, to those advisors who don’t really care and just administer those they see. (Most Work Coaches Job description within the DWP is that of AO or Admin Officer)


    A basic income that could then allow job centres to actually become places of real help and support will really change the system we have, a basic income that will always be there will allow people to take a few hours here or there so that work is always an option, and so that more money is put into the local economy.


    I have hard consecutive government state how work is the thing to encourage yet there reforms have never made this possible, a basic income will do this, the ability to be able to take job here or there and not be at threat of loosing a home or having no money means not only will a basic income be real welfare reform but also will reform our economy and put power in the hands of the employee, for employers those for example who use zero hours they will still get the casual work force that they rely on but it is a workforce that will not need to rely on food banks or be trapped in poverty.
  • endorsed 2016-10-02 10:01:51 +0100
    Our welfare system is no longer fit for modern working patterns, it creates perverse incentives to lower hours and has become extremely complex. Whilst income is linked to employment each generation will find it increasingly difficult to secure meaningful full time work, we need to move away from humans completing mundane jobs that could be cheaply automated just to meet basic needs. A guaranteed income would unleash the potential of our citizens to use their talents in voluntary work, to start up businesses – to create and innovate. Studies by RSA and others have shown that UBI would be affordable at a small increase in cost to current welfare spending, I believe this cost would bring a significant net gain to the UK economy by tapping into the economic potential of all those that are currently shackled to menial jobs they despise.
  • endorsed 2016-10-01 13:56:57 +0100
    It makes complete sense
  • endorsed 2016-10-01 12:05:58 +0100
    I am unfit to work and scraping by on benefit. I am constantly harrassed by benefits regime, changing my benefits, changing the rules, changing the proceedures and threatened with sanctions.

    No one should have to live like this.
  • endorsed 2016-10-01 07:50:42 +0100
  • endorsed 2016-09-30 18:04:20 +0100
    It democratises self-determination options and revaluates work.
  • endorsed 2016-09-30 14:46:20 +0100
    With an increase in automation, life as we know it will change beyond our comprehension. Traditional manufacturing will be done by machines and only a few individuals will ‘work’; with their jobs eventually disappearing. The wealth generated by this shift, must be distributed in a fair and equal way. A Basic Income, gives everyone a share, no matter where they stand upon the social ladder, or what they are born into. A basic income gives fairness, and will hopefully one day rid society of Class & Social Stigmatisation.
  • endorsed 2016-09-30 13:58:33 +0100
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-29 13:08:32 +0100
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  • endorsed 2016-09-29 13:03:49 +0100
    Then hopefully fear won’t be the main motivation for most of the work that’s done in society.
  • endorsed 2016-09-29 08:53:21 +0100
    It’s a simplified system which benefits every citizen and would I believe give a massive boost to the economy and free citizens to be more creative and have more time for the important things in life. A 21st century system to serve us the people in the modern world.
  • endorsed 2016-09-28 20:05:04 +0100
  • endorsed 2016-09-28 08:09:08 +0100
    I believe it would increase workers bargaining power, create a fair and widely supported welfare system, improve the economy and widen access to higher/postgraduate/professional education.
  • endorsed 2016-09-27 23:39:39 +0100
  • endorsed 2016-09-27 17:28:53 +0100
  • endorsed 2016-09-27 16:53:41 +0100
    It is a fair and dignified way to treat everyone, regardless of background or privilege.
  • endorsed 2016-09-27 14:46:33 +0100
    It could remove the benefit trap, reduce the cost of providing welfare, reduce VAT fraud, simplify tax, develop into a method for redistributing wealth and mitigate the risks of increased automation.
  • Association of Pension & Benefits Claimants CIC endorsed 2016-09-27 12:19:57 +0100
    Jobs are dissapearing and market forces for setting wages are too powerful. The minimum wage is becoming the wage for people.
  • endorsed 2016-09-27 07:04:08 +0100
  • endorsed 2016-09-26 08:34:11 +0100
    to liberate motherhood and value care
  • endorsed via 2016-09-24 09:59:29 +0100
    This will simplify and secure basic financial support for all citizens
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-24 09:33:21 +0100
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  • @MacintoshKate tweeted link to this page. 2016-09-24 09:33:19 +0100
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