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 2017-02-11 15:54:50 +0000
    After I watched a British TV documentation about your current benefit system I not only support the German UBI campaign but also the Brisith. I was shocked to see how people are treated by a British job centre. Aparrently the system literally let people starve only because they can’t work anymore due to sickness for example. A shame!
  • endorsed 2017-02-10 17:31:45 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-02-10 12:33:55 +0000
    that way everyone has a chance and less room for people to claim things they shouldn’t be. If done correctly it should help reduce poverty in the UK and maybe even possibly cut down the amount of benefits paid out each year, if basic living wage is in action i would believe there would only be exceptional circumstances for people to claim housing benefits as you will already be receiving an income to cover your housing costs (rent).
  • endorsed 2017-02-10 11:40:55 +0000
    The skilled admin work I did twenty years ago is now all done by computers. The work I do today will be rendered obsolete soon enough. If your labour gets devalued, and you can’t find a buyer for it, then what? Employment becomes a game of musical chairs, with more and more people getting excluded.
  • endorsed 2017-02-09 13:43:49 +0000
    Jobs disappearing due to robots. Recognising equality and needs of all as citizens.
  • endorsed via 2017-02-09 12:03:36 +0000
  • @samattacott tweeted link to this page. 2017-02-09 10:45:02 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4938
  • endorsed 2017-02-09 10:44:40 +0000
    I believe it will make living conditions better for everyone sharing this plane of existence
  • endorsed via 2017-02-08 15:31:28 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-08 15:12:36 +0000
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  • endorsed via 2017-02-08 15:11:15 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-02-08 12:26:27 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-08 10:32:06 +0000
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  • @scotlad1989 tweeted link to this page. 2017-02-08 10:32:02 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4932
  • endorsed 2017-02-08 10:29:27 +0000
    Both my partner and I work our asses of day in day out a and after paying rent to our landlord, council tax, gas,electric. We barely scrape by. But you have the unemployed who get housing benefit and council tax paid and get their benefit+ which are better off than us who work
  • endorsed 2017-02-07 23:38:22 +0000
    I believe the time is right to debate whether a basic income reduces multiple inequalities.
  • endorsed 2017-02-06 21:58:44 +0000
    In conjunction with a overhaul of the tax base, the universal basic income will be a crucial step towards providing economic security for all, and establishing a new conception of the commons, whereby every member of our society has the right to share in the wealth created by society. Such a policy will act as an engine not only of security, but of growth and innovation.
  • endorsed 2017-02-06 19:46:56 +0000
    It sounds very simple and easy to understand and I think it would benefit everyone whether they are working or not.
  • endorsed 2017-02-06 19:22:04 +0000
    To provide everyone with the means to a sustainable and decent standard of living. Not only will it benefit each person it will benefit the entire country and economy
  • endorsed 2017-02-06 16:27:56 +0000
  • @sendmeluvonbebo tweeted link to this page. 2017-02-05 20:13:59 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4908
  • endorsed 2017-02-05 20:13:32 +0000
    The Future
  • endorsed 2017-02-05 15:57:02 +0000
    To give everyone a reasonable standard of living
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-05 15:34:48 +0000
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  • endorsed 2017-02-05 15:33:27 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-02-05 14:53:53 +0000
    I think it makes sense, and it is fair. For those reasons I doubt that it will happen, but I sincerely hope that I am wrong.

    I am still not clear about how it would be financed.
  • endorsed 2017-02-04 14:10:59 +0000
    It appears to simplify our present very cumbersome system of benefits
  • endorsed 2017-02-03 22:53:29 +0000
    Mothers can care for their children, carers can care for their relatives, disabled can live with dignity, the unemployed can start their own business, we can have dignity from the stigma from being on benefits. No more sanctions, people can rest if they are sick, it makes sense on so many levels
  • endorsed 2017-02-02 12:53:58 +0000
    There is a high unemployment rate in young people, and robotics will take many more jobs away in the coming years, so there is a great need to create more part time jobs, and with the basic income it would encourage both employers and employees to accept this drastic change, and create a fairer society for all.
  • endorsed 2017-02-02 11:13:03 +0000
    To escape wage slavery, by opting for a minimalist life I could free up time working and spend it on my passions rather than my time being wasted in some useless company that I don’t care about.

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