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 via 2017-01-21 16:33:00 +0000
    Dignity and stress free security when needed
  • endorsed via 2017-01-21 16:30:43 +0000
    It makes sense
  • endorsed via 2017-01-21 16:22:08 +0000
    Fairer society, friends whose lives would be greatly improved.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-21 15:41:35 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • @Eskoala tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-21 15:41:32 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4046
  • endorsed 2017-01-21 15:40:51 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-21 11:38:38 +0000
    It makes sense. Take away the struggle, the complexity, and add some joy, creativity, collaboration.
  • endorsed 2017-01-21 10:33:49 +0000
    The only efficient way of unleashing human creativity, prosperity is throughout liberation from repetitive slave-like works. Let machines/robots to do what they anyway would do better, and let humans to became even more human.
  • endorsed via 2017-01-21 08:06:15 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-01-20 04:09:25 +0000
    “To create your own life- and to live with dignity

    For the planet earth- and for the future of humanity”
  • endorsed via 2017-01-19 22:36:01 +0000
    To battle poverty, debt slavery and social & financial inequality .
  • endorsed 2017-01-19 22:15:47 +0000
    I believe it’s time has come, the gross inequality is harmful to a stable society and we will never eliminate inequality totally nor need we but more equality will create more coherence and stability.
  • endorsed via 2017-01-19 21:23:55 +0000
    Life is worth more than a wage
  • endorsed via 2017-01-19 19:07:32 +0000
    I believe that a new system is needed with less jobs due to more machines and we could so cut down on useless bureaucracy.
  • endorsed via 2017-01-19 15:56:31 +0000
    It’s a start in rebalance, a more equitable approach in an increasingly polarised society.
  • endorsed 2017-01-19 14:47:47 +0000
    I agree that it’s a good idea and have heard there have been positive results in the countries where it’s been tested (Finland IIRC).
  • endorsed via 2017-01-19 14:41:38 +0000
  • endorsed via 2017-01-19 14:41:19 +0000
    Basic income provide for a frugal but dignified life
  • endorsed 2017-01-19 13:33:56 +0000
    Permanent QE that bumps up capital expenditure for corporates, financiers & services industries to install robotised tech & AI software that is fast replacing waged human incomes
  • endorsed 2017-01-19 11:48:31 +0000
    Simplification of benefits and provision of incentifves
  • endorsed via 2017-01-19 11:48:20 +0000
    Life choices have consequences. A Basic Income empowers individuals to make choices right for them.
  • endorsed 2017-01-19 09:01:14 +0000
    I think it is our one, last chance to build something resembling utopia. As the world see increases in poverty, homelessness, inequality and isolation we have a chance to be the generation that truly ushers in an age of compassion by using UBI to really start looking out for each other. Maybe then ‘community’ will be more then a politicians campaign tagline.
  • @freakzilla2012 tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-18 22:37:00 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4775
  • endorsed 2017-01-18 22:35:21 +0000
    A new system is needed. One that allows all, the freedom and opportunity to be the person they were born to be and not a slave to the system.
  • endorsed via 2017-01-18 17:26:52 +0000
    It allows everyone their humanity and is easier to administer
  • endorsed 2017-01-18 16:40:55 +0000
    I have always supported the idea of a universal citizens income, primarily because it is backed up by conservative, libertarian, free market and socialist arguments simultaneously… This makes it a solid intellectual viewpoint which would be difficult to argue against.

    A universal citizens income would provide dignity and autonomy and respect for every citizen, it may bring the state more respect back in return.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-18 16:31:40 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • endorsed 2017-01-18 16:30:49 +0000
    I have been on and off benefit all my life and heard this idea first in the mid 80’s and it seems a no brainer to simplify the over complex benefit system and most importantly I think it could reduce the shame which is adversely affecting so many people today as well as poverty. The Cameron government actively worked to restore the Dickensian, toxic shame of poverty and unemployment and social divisions that had taken huge work over many decades to improve. And now they wonder why the mental health epidemic is worsening at an alarming rate. Sanctions treat people in a way that is beneath us as a society. The time has come for this policy.
  • endorsed 2017-01-18 16:06:39 +0000
    Because it makes complete sense & always has

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