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 2017-08-22 17:08:21 +0100
    Because it will give ‘everyone’ (not just the already very wealthy) the opportunity to have a decent life, instead of just existing & getting by. People who struggle to make a decent living are not just lazy (as often they are labelled), some simply never get the opportunities, or have the capability, or are held back by mental & personal issues that prevent them from being high earners & doing high paid jobs. Some people made the mistake of making the wrong choices when they were 16 & this has caused them to be low paid throughout life. Some people find themselves in circumstances in life that mean they can never attain a decent income despite working hard. This should not mean they have to struggle to get by their entire lives.
  • endorsed 2017-08-22 10:02:56 +0100
    It is the only fair way to ensure everyone is looked after and the hard working are not paying for the lazy
  • endorsed 2017-08-21 11:08:04 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-08-20 20:51:04 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-08-19 21:54:28 +0100
    It is time to test new ideas in social policy for the 21st century. Let’s give it a try
  • endorsed 2017-08-19 11:20:20 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-08-18 13:25:14 +0100
    The welfare system is broken. Endless tinkering has not helped. It’s time for a modern solution to a modern challenge.
  • endorsed 2017-08-17 23:13:26 +0100
    My skills are very specialist and finding work is difficult unless i travel which i dont have money for…
  • endorsed via 2017-08-16 14:40:35 +0100
    Because our current economic model is broken and is leaving too many people struggling to make ends meet, marginalising them in the process. The nature of much work is low paid and insecure causing instability and uncertainty for many… We need change
  • endorsed 2017-08-16 00:46:34 +0100
    In a broken elitist corrupt financial system many suffer needlessly. We are all equal and deserving of the planets abundance including the disabled, tired and poor. Time for equality and new way. Money is a system invented by man and needs to serve all not the few.
  • endorsed via 2017-08-15 20:28:28 +0100
  • endorsed via 2017-08-15 20:13:21 +0100
    Because we won’t have real freedom until everyone have freedom from poverty.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-15 18:26:48 +0100
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  • @CurlyClareToo tweeted link to this page. 2017-08-15 18:26:45 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4518
  • endorsed 2017-08-15 18:26:32 +0100
    To end the shame and stigma of having to ask for enough to survive, especially for those whom circumstances are already difficult. Freed from shame, guilt and anxiety, who knows what we can accomplish?
  • endorsed 2017-08-14 14:49:28 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-08-13 23:30:16 +0100
    It makes sense and when asked “how will we pay for it” point the naysayers to research the Bradbury Pound !
  • endorsed 2017-08-04 22:54:39 +0100
    I would improve society in so many ways.
  • endorsed 2017-08-03 21:48:45 +0100
    It’s the time now for Universal Basic Income to be included as a basic human right. The issue of automation is at stake.
  • endorsed 2017-08-03 17:38:01 +0100
    I can think of more ways to make a positive difference to society (and more meaningful to me) after a stroke other than the threat of shelf filling for the rest of my working life. Basic Income NOW please. I am not work shy but I would like to be allowed to look after myself and heal without anxiety. I know I have so much to give but please,please, please on my terms
  • endorsed 2017-08-03 13:50:18 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-07-30 13:35:14 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-07-30 10:51:59 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-07-29 13:36:10 +0100
    It will accelerate innovation in sustainability by reducing the fear of failure, allowing individuals to focus on global matters rather than having to support themselves
  • endorsed 2017-07-29 10:41:49 +0100
    I believe UBI is the only viable alternative, especially for the growing number of over fifties like myself who find themselves unemployed and find it increasingly difficult to find work.
  • endorsed 2017-07-28 11:41:39 +0100
    I believe wholeheartedly that this is the only feasible solution for a sane economy in the 21st century
  • www.rockdoverehab.com endorsed 2017-07-27 17:14:31 +0100
    I have been hearing an ever growing mumble about the subject for sometime, so I thought I’d do a bit of research into it from the perspective of cyborg anthropology and AI automation. I just wrote a blog post on the matter which you can read here [ https://www.rockdoverehab.com/blog/2017/7/23/on-cyborg-anthropology-citizen-journalism-and-the-universal-basic-income-in-relation-to-ai-automation ].

    In the up and coming paradigm shifting world we are about to be presented with because of job loss due to ever growing automation, I think the UBI is one of the more substantial ways of protecting society as a whole in the coming decades. That and life long education for everyone to retrain and reassert themselves into an ever murkier and challenging future, which goes hand in hand with the idea of a UBI.
  • endorsed 2017-07-27 11:23:36 +0100
    Public wealth has been created over generations by our ancestors but the benefits are increasingly falling into the hands of a tiny minority who inherited the means of production. I see basic income as the fairest route to a more equitable, just and happier society. I’m am currently carrying out a small research project as part of my MBA, looking into the philosophy vs practicalities of UBI, and am in search of further research opportunities.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-26 08:30:47 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • @Paulfidelity tweeted link to this page. 2017-07-26 08:30:42 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=5433

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