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

Michael Mackay Macro Ponics Ltd
Andrea Bestel
Nate Powell
Elzbie Pyrzynska
Salma Amin
ged keefe
paul murfitt
Nathaniel Steele
Sarah D Dauncey
richard read
Belinda French
Alex Elliot
Luke Kiely
Jess Stewart
Joanna Baker
Ruth Cuthbert
Ruth Milsom
Hugo van der Meer
Paul Kershaw
Beth Tipping-Ball
Elliot Gomm
Ann Hindley
Terry Morgan
Robin Dixon
Serin Thomasin
Simon Pickthall
Sheila Hollins
Neil Foss
Christine Clarke
1,943 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Michael Mackay
    Macro Ponics Ltd endorsed 2019-03-21 07:51:58 +0000
    Fair and modern support for everyone, in the light of an uncertain future.
  • Andrea Bestel
    endorsed 2019-03-20 19:01:35 +0000
    It’s essential – it must happen
  • Nate Powell
    endorsed 2019-03-20 09:07:45 +0000
  • Elzbie Pyrzynska
    endorsed 2019-03-19 23:46:38 +0000
    retirees will live better and young people will be happy go to work.
  • Salma Amin
    endorsed 2019-03-19 18:19:13 +0000
  • ged keefe
    endorsed 2019-03-19 16:29:24 +0000
    it will act as a safety net against abusive employers
  • paul murfitt
    endorsed 2019-03-19 15:50:41 +0000
    Unconditionality
  • Nathaniel Steele
    endorsed 2019-03-18 13:49:53 +0000
  • Sarah D Dauncey
    endorsed 2019-03-18 12:36:00 +0000
    I am self-employed

    And I don’t get any help at all with UC as that have put me on the income floor.
  • richard read
    endorsed 2019-03-18 09:59:38 +0000
    at one time in my life i was financially secure enough to be able to do some voluntary work .this work involved the formation of a Credit Union which now has grown in membership to include a whole borough of

    Merseyside, helping thousands of people financially.I hope that if Basic Income ever becomes a reality Other people might take a similar route into the volontary sector
  • Belinda French
    endorsed via 2019-03-17 20:44:38 +0000
    I believe in a fair society without suffering or degradation
  • Alex Elliot
    endorsed 2019-03-17 14:03:19 +0000
    It is an effective solution to the current imbalance of wealth in the modern society. There have been multiple trails which have demonstrated it is a feasible policy and would work.
  • Luke Endangered
    @kiely_luke tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-16 22:52:52 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=10481
  • Luke Kiely
    endorsed 2019-03-16 22:52:17 +0000
    This cane after watching US Democratic nominee Andrew yang talk on the social and economical benefits, and believe this is a widely needed program that would help millions of people across the UK. It will create jobs, improve the standard of living, mental health improvement across the bond with less stress for all. We make a Trickle up economy starting with families and communities which will improve our nation. I will do all I can too promote this idea as it is the best option I see on the table.
  • Jess Stewart
    endorsed 2019-03-16 16:50:27 +0000
    It stops people from having the prospect of suffering.
  • Joanna Baker
    endorsed 2019-03-16 16:18:41 +0000
    So we can begin to delink pay from work and allow everyone to contribute to society with their innate gifts.
  • Ruth Cuthbert
    endorsed 2019-03-16 12:59:56 +0000
  • Ruth Milsom
    endorsed 2019-03-15 23:48:42 +0000
    Basic financial security for every citizen should be a no-brainer in a developed, wealthy country. There is plenty of money to do this; it is only political ideology that prevents it being adopted as normality.
  • Hugo van der Meer
    endorsed 2019-03-15 22:58:48 +0000
    I am not a business I am a free enterprise. For many the frustrated ambition created through lack of or simply zero income and the consensus reality ‘principle’ of the, ‘get a job’ mantra, of the creatively sterile, is the fundamental link between sterility and insanity. There are many gifted people and many creative people without resource or recourse to a more fulfilling expressive existence, because of wage slavery a mentality that stifles and kills the spirit. Access to financial resource would be a lifeline in developing latent creativity in whatever form. I know because I am a victim of this stagnant prison imposed by the lack of opportunity and the misguided. Freedom is feasable through developing the latent creative energy which then feeds the soul enabling the spirit to soar. Release the energy through efficiency. The efficient use of the energy that is cash. Before more dreams are crushed and dystopia continues tightening its icy grasp around the throat of progress.
  • Paul Kershaw
    endorsed 2019-03-15 18:57:13 +0000
    Personal experience of the benefit system and the immense relief of not having to rely on it, which probably saved me from becoming a suicide statistic
  • Beth Tipping-Ball
    endorsed 2019-03-15 16:01:57 +0000
    Inequalities will always remain but one’s right to live a dignified life should be the right of EVERY citizen irrespective of who they are.
  • Elliot Gomm
    endorsed 2019-03-15 16:01:55 +0000
    The need to find a solution to more automation in the workplace and encourage people (of all economic backgrounds) to be able to spend to improve the economy and their own prospects.
  • Ann Hindley
    endorsed 2019-03-15 15:27:26 +0000
  • Terry Morgan
    endorsed 2019-03-15 15:05:05 +0000
  • Robin Dixon
    endorsed 2019-03-15 14:42:37 +0000
    It is economic justice
  • Serin Thomasin
    endorsed 2019-03-15 13:46:17 +0000
  • Simon Pickthall
    endorsed 2019-03-15 13:09:53 +0000
    To enable everyone in the UK to contribute to their community without having to worry about keeping a roof over their heads and feeding their family.
  • Sheila Hollins
    endorsed 2019-03-15 11:41:40 +0000
    Because I think that the current requirement to describe what you cannot do in order to get financial support causes further emotional disablement

    Because work will change during this century and a basic income would allow more people to take on volunteer roles and part-time caring roles
  • Neil Foss
    endorsed 2019-03-15 11:22:59 +0000
    I am disabled since 1991 RTA. And reliant on benefits. I have endured lots of changes to how I get paid, mostly negative
  • Christine Clarke
    endorsed 2019-03-15 10:29:56 +0000

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