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

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  • endorsed 2017-06-02 15:51:08 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-06-02 14:42:45 +0100
    It is a travesty that in today era in a first world county we are witnessing a group class of in work poor and out of work poor – a return of social consciousness is needed where there is a level playing field for all. At any point in life we could be inflicted by change, whether that be health related of otherwise, which could lead someone into poverty. The basic income support needs to be in place to provide individuals a dignified quality of life.
  • endorsed 2017-06-02 00:58:09 +0100
    I’ve become my adult disabled sons carer meaning that my professional qualifications are not being used
  • endorsed 2017-06-01 16:12:16 +0100
    Personal experience only, after working 80hr weeks for 10 years purely too provide food and rent with nothing left over i feel i have missed out on both my own life and that of my young son. On the wider scale end poverty, homelessness and hunger…whats not to like?
  • endorsed 2017-05-31 10:18:34 +0100
    There are no excuses, in the 21st century, for people to suffer a lack of basic needs purely based on the income of their parents, social situation or talents
  • endorsed 2017-05-30 18:04:41 +0100
    Society is at a tipping point there is already a massive distribution gap between wealth/income and income through labour. This gap is going to become even more severe as we enter the age of full automation in which large swath of society are likely to become unemployed and there will not be enough time to reeducate these people in advance or neither will there likely be enough alternative job opportunities. To negate all this negative outcomes that are currently forced on society by the current existing financial/economic model we need something to counterbalance and ensure that every person can live in a dignified way otherwise social turmoil will be inevitable
  • endorsed 2017-05-30 17:56:09 +0100
    I’m in the US, but I support this worldwide. There are so many reasons which have already been well explained by others. Overall it’s about basic survival and dignity that all should have just by virtue of being sentient beings, and the freedom to pursue dreams that might change the world for the better for everyone. This world is wealthy enough to do this and therefore should. The only reasons for this not to be done are greed and selfishness by those who have way more than their share, often due to just the luck of the draw, so to speak. And this needs to include good medical coverage provided as part of the program. Sadly many of the powers that be in the US don’t want to treat medical care as a basic right, let alone a living income. To me, only the foolish can’t see why this would be good on so many levels.
  • endorsed 2017-05-30 14:43:24 +0100
    I pushed it to become GMB Union policy, which it now is. Technology is changing the economy in a substantial way, and it is driving a shift to more ireegular and precarous working.
  • endorsed 2017-05-30 12:12:09 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-05-30 12:00:00 +0100
    Get rid of poverty
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-28 12:00:36 +0100
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  • endorsed 2017-05-28 12:00:04 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-05-27 20:21:09 +0100
    Guy Standings book “Basic Income” explains it all from a moral point. And only the blind could not see the arrival of AI and the massive loss of all levels of jobs. It will keep a workable economy and prevent huge civil unrest.
  • endorsed 2017-05-27 17:43:29 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-05-26 21:50:59 +0100
    because I think it is for the good for everyone.
  • endorsed via 2017-05-25 12:48:56 +0100
    Automation and AI will soon bring and end to a massive percentage of jobs all around the world. With a universal basic income people will be able to pursue interests they are passionate about, will be able to take.up apprenticeships or studies without the worry of not being able to pay their bills. This will only lead to an improvement in overal mood and mental health of the population.
  • endorsed 2017-05-25 12:20:03 +0100
    As more and more automation becomes possible, there are simply not going to be enough jobs for everyone who can work, to work. What better time to drop the current perceived requirement that EVERYBODY works unless physically unfit?
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-25 12:02:40 +0100
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  • @Paulfidelity tweeted link to this page. 2017-05-25 12:02:37 +0100
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  • endorsed 2017-05-25 12:01:51 +0100
    Because the current economic model treats people as morons and essentially slaves. Forcing people to do shitty jobs as a given is not good for society and is not positive motivation. It’s just a distraction. And How many jobs contribute nothing “real” to society. It just takes up time then you die.


    By having our survival taken care combined with positive encouragment from childhood we can actually make concious decisions on what we will be good at and naturally want to help our community. AND you will be able to move anywhere in the country that is appropriate (although of course it won’t be approved mansion) but you will be in good company. And that will produce good mental health all round
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-25 10:39:49 +0100
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  • endorsed 2017-05-25 10:38:19 +0100
  • endorsed via 2017-05-25 01:12:41 +0100
    We all find ourselves born into a system which requires us to work to justify our existence. No man or woman owns anything as everything the earth has to offer belongs to every one of us born on this earth. We currently have a system which requires us to work, yet through greed, crony capatalism, corrupt psychopathic government and technological development (already stunted) employment is rapidly dwindling. EVERYONE is born equal it’s simply most of us do not know about the great deception placed upon us at birth to rob us of our wealth i.e. time and energy. Afterall, what is the TRUE cost of anything? it can only be man and womans time and energy. . .the earthly resources are already provided!!!
  • endorsed 2017-05-25 00:25:13 +0100
    IT GIVES EVERYONE CHOICE TO DO WHAT THEY PREFER TO DO WITH THEIR LIFE.

    It makes sense and gives everyone the chance to enjoy this short time on earth instead of staying on the hamster wheel trying to keep our heads above the water and worrying about money . Imagine having extra free time to do what you choose to do with YOUR TIME .Imagine being able to afford to have more than a measly 4 weeks time off a year and spending more time with family and friends.Imagine being able to pursue that hobby you never have time for, Imagine just being able to sit and relax, imagine not having to give the biggest part of your life, when you are the healthiest and most energetic to your employer, imagine not having to worry about getting old, Imagine not having to worry about how your children are going to survive when they leave education,Imagine having a fair share in all the wealth of your country that you and your forefathers built and created, Imagine not having to worry about paying the bills, Imagine not having to worry about the time when a robot takes your job.

    The only people that are against UBI are those that already control us and have all the wealth, they want their plebeians to stay the subservient grateful minions that through no fault of our own we have become.

    IF THERE IS A EVER A REFERENDUM TO VOTE FOR UBI VOTE YES.
  • endorsed 2017-05-23 23:51:46 +0100
    I want some security.
  • endorsed 2017-05-23 01:15:48 +0100
    Because availability of work is sparse with lots of gaps, we all too often find ourselves with no income & no work available to take on. 9 millions of us are in the most precarious position, not many days before the savings have run out. We need a system where there is re-direction of the wealth generated by the public to everybody, not just to a handful of priviledged ruling elite who extract wealth, and where all the masses are not left out with 0 security.
  • endorsed 2017-05-22 22:14:09 +0100
    Firstly it will be cheaper and a more effective social support system. Plus the rise in technology will leave millions more in need. The increase in profitability and productivity from that tech will need to be taxed inorder to pay for it. Current political leaders are not talking about this and we need to raise it on the agenda.
  • endorsed 2017-05-22 11:13:42 +0100
    I’m supporting and calling for UNI to ensure that we can all take back our lives from the drudgery, stress and meaninglessness of jobs that do not benefit us, or our communities. We need to take back the right to practise meaningful work, take care of ourselves, our families and communities without being penalised by being made ‘poor’. An income that allows us to play as hard as we work will benefit society as a whole as well as each of us individually…
  • endorsed 2017-05-22 11:09:24 +0100
    With the rise of automation, I feel it necessary to start the process of thinking about building a world where humans have the ability to live without employment.
  • endorsed 2017-05-22 03:55:13 +0100
    Basic essentials and living costs.

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