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 2017-12-06 11:42:37 +0000
    A vital step to take for a more progressive, productive and happy people. To level the playing field
  • endorsed 2017-12-05 12:43:22 +0000
    Self-respect improved. Creativity and genuine motivation enhanced. Mental health issues lessened. Level playing field for all. Can still give extra help to disabled etc. Reduce inequality. No-brainer as far as I’m concerned.
  • endorsed 2017-12-04 10:51:50 +0000
    Fairness in society. Simple as…
  • endorsed 2017-12-03 14:19:59 +0000
    I really believe our current welfare system is demeaning to the individuals who have to claim it, and that the simplest thing to do to eradicate poverty is to solve what causes it: a lack of money. The current narrative around ‘deserving’ or ‘undeserving’ poor is nothing but propaganda and detracts from our basic humanity. People deserve the chance to make something of themselves, and Universal Basic Income could do so much to level the playing field for disadvantaged people to meet their full potential. I also feel that it could pay for itself as a financial decision for the government to restructure this money away from bureaucracy and into UBI instead; the upward mobility this could foster will inevitably benefit the economy for all.
  • endorsed 2017-12-03 12:27:08 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-12-02 00:10:46 +0000
    To end unfairness, insecurity and to aid full development of the individual
  • endorsed 2017-12-01 15:19:51 +0000
    I have studied basic income ideas at university, and think it is a real step in the right direction. I would be very happy to be involved.
  • endorsed 2017-12-01 13:04:14 +0000
    With the prospect of being able to lift those on zero/lower incomes out of the poverty trap, the prospect of a universal basic income has to be the way forward. Let’s see an end to homelessness in our lifetimes.
  • endorsed 2017-12-01 10:28:49 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-11-30 17:52:07 +0000
    The emancipatory value of a basic income is astronomical and would lead to much greater and more varied contributions to society by all.
  • endorsed 2017-11-28 11:51:10 +0000
    Basic security for everyone and to replace a massively complex and stressful benefits system
  • endorsed 2017-11-27 07:41:09 +0000
    To distribute wealth fairly to everyone. Organisations and individuals wielding power over employees because they have all the money is not right
  • endorsed 2017-11-26 13:40:43 +0000
    It is the only way to completely eliminate poverty in combination with a Land value tax
  • endorsed 2017-11-25 14:26:18 +0000
    The world we live in now makes more sense with a universal basic income. UBI would free people to take more risks and fulfil their talents, interests and passions.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-22 09:42:49 +0000
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  • endorsed 2017-11-22 09:41:49 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-11-22 09:18:50 +0000
    I support basic income because it is time to forget the damaging narratives from the past and present people with their right to food, shelter, safety and the opportunity to build a future
  • endorsed 2017-11-21 23:38:24 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-11-21 15:56:07 +0000
    robotisation, deliveroo- and uberisation has already created destructive gig economy with unsecured jobs, redundancies and losses and no trade unions. I am against all this and we should have a referendum on Basic Universal Income like Swiss have done or some other nations
  • endorsed 2017-11-21 11:17:49 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-11-20 23:35:25 +0000
    It is a positive way forward and will save taxpayers money in the long run
  • endorsed 2017-11-20 17:34:13 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-20 13:54:05 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • @LucyJacob5 tweeted link to this page. 2017-11-20 13:54:02 +0000
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  • endorsed 2017-11-20 13:52:40 +0000
    Our current system leaves too many stuck in poverty and stigmatises those who have to claim. A UBI would free people from the constant grinding worry of how they are going to manage and hopefully give everyone the opportunity to develop their skills in a way which is meaningful to them
  • endorsed 2017-11-20 11:15:53 +0000
    It makes sense. Why are people so scared of everybody being given an equal chance to be happy and successful?
  • endorsed via 2017-11-19 18:57:34 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-11-19 18:02:24 +0000
    I agree with everything Guy Standing and van Parijs argues
  • endorsed 2017-11-19 10:08:29 +0000
    Socialist surrounded by monsters
  • endorsed 2017-11-18 21:22:00 +0000
    I see this as a valuable solution that would not just benefit the UK, but would be beneficial in all countries. I believe most people who are healthy mentally and physically wish to be engaged in useful pursuit of their time. Frequently the lack of a basic income demobilises to the greatest degree. When people have access to an assured income they begin to help themselves, and build some kind of stability and growth. Occasionally this is not the case, however those cases are exceptional and more to do with parallel issues to income.

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