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

Red Button Theatre & Film Co-Operative
959 endorsements
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Will you endorse?

  • endorsed 2017-06-22 11:51:03 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-06-21 02:55:24 +0100
    It is an absolute necessity for the upcoming technological revolution which will see millions put out of work.
  • endorsed 2017-06-20 20:49:14 +0100
    It would be a huge boost to the economy!

    If you gave people money they would spend it. That would create jobs and generate taxes. I bet every pound distributed would pay itself back to the government within a few years.
  • endorsed 2017-06-20 15:10:15 +0100
    Because it is clear that it is the only way forward for a decent society for all in the 21st century, particularly when so many jobs will disappear due to automation
  • endorsed 2017-06-20 10:59:36 +0100
    Lower admin costs and ensures people get what they need without having to deal with Universal Credit forms etc.
  • endorsed 2017-06-19 10:15:47 +0100
    I believe it makes economic sense i.e. in dealing with poverty but, more importantly, it would serve the mental and physical wellbeing of society.
  • endorsed 2017-06-19 05:51:17 +0100
    Financial Independence
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-06-18 23:28:36 +0100
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  • endorsed 2017-06-18 23:28:02 +0100
    Equality for all human beings and end modern day slavery of having to work to live on essentially a free planet !

    Humans are the only creatures on earth who have to pay to live on it!

  • endorsed 2017-06-17 15:52:59 +0100
    No one should be in work poor, unable to achieve their potential.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-06-17 02:13:20 +0100
    Take a look guys its a step into the right direction for our future generations
  • endorsed 2017-06-17 02:09:57 +0100
    This is something that will help everyone, but more importantly its about helping our future generations, for so long all the human race has concerned itself with is the individual and what’s happening in the present and thier own current generation. We need to start looking to the future and setting up those generations, not just the next one but the next 10, next 100, 1000. Just think what we are achieving with all of the problems we have in our society and the way our lives are governed. Now just think what the human race can achieve if we have solved most of thier current issues, just think how many more minds we could apply to science’s and future engineering and technologies, instead of the general population working to survive and better thier neighbours.

    Basic universal income will not provide the answers or solve all of the issues, but it is a big step in the right direction.
  • endorsed 2017-06-14 15:01:43 +0100
    It’s the right think to do
  • endorsed 2017-06-12 20:16:01 +0100
    To reduce the inequality and poverty that exists within society.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-06-12 20:15:40 +0100
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  • endorsed 2017-06-11 23:11:06 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-06-11 22:07:15 +0100
    We have the wealth and means to do this, it’s a crucial building block towards a better future we all know is totally possible.
  • endorsed 2017-06-11 07:55:02 +0100
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-06-10 12:32:48 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • @ward_barry tweeted link to this page. 2017-06-10 12:32:46 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=5567
  • endorsed 2017-06-10 12:32:12 +0100
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-06-10 12:16:59 +0100
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  • @davidwinterPHC tweeted link to this page. 2017-06-10 12:16:57 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=5565
  • endorsed 2017-06-10 12:15:34 +0100
    I am a relatively high wage earner and I would say also an entrepreneur, though the mistakes I have made are more than the successes and I have spiraled into a state of debt such that each contract I get feeds a black hole. One day I hope to be debt free and have a positive balance enough to ensure some kind of security. Now, I have just secured a job after 8 months of unemployment. I haven’t taken unemployment benefit because it’s a demeaning bureaucratic mess and I always try to remain positive in outlook. Had I been freed from the worry of keeping food on the table and losing my house my productivity would have been more than tripled over this 8 months and I could probably have done more justice to my voluntary project http://www.telford.phcportal.com/od/Plantation – multiply my situation by the whole nation and the collective effect of freeing millions of minds with a basic income will benefit the whole economy to a degree that I believe would astound us all.
  • endorsed 2017-06-09 09:34:25 +0100
    I believe that basic income is a more equitable distribution of wealth and would give all citizens a state of worth within society I also believe from a lay-mans point of view it will be extremely difficult to impliment
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-06-08 21:43:57 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • @davidredbutton tweeted link to this page. 2017-06-08 21:43:54 +0100
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  • Red Button Theatre & Film Co-Operative endorsed 2017-06-08 21:43:08 +0100
    Life is not about work. It is about Freedom. With Basic Income there comes a Freedom. With the current Benefit System we are all slaves to it. It encourages resentment with people encouraged to judge others. We are human souls not robotic machines. Basic Income will give Free Spirits a dignity that they currently lack.
  • endorsed 2017-06-08 17:48:43 +0100
    It is the only way to give dignity to masses
  • endorsed 2017-06-05 21:16:19 +0100
    The share of wages in the economy has become too small making the economy creating too few jobs, so not enough jobs for most to have enough to live resonably, we need to reduce the burden of poll-tax-like taxes, rents & regressive taxes, & reduce taxes on lower half incomes on ordinary people, by financing a UBI, from the most progressive levies on higher than median rental value level of ownership of all natural resources & Land, and achieve a cap & compressions on levels of inequalities of wealth & of income over various ratio points on the scales of wealth & income.

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