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 2018-05-23 20:57:40 +0100
    to support those in need and the working poor
  • endorsed 2018-05-23 16:25:09 +0100
    Because of The disgustingly small state pension for uk & hopefully for an end to poverty & all the stress and anxiety in our Country today.
  • endorsed via 2018-05-22 17:56:39 +0100
  • endorsed 2018-05-22 16:35:18 +0100
    A basic income would be much fairer and more appropriate in today’s United Kingdom. It would make benefit fraud a thing of the past, therefore saving the government money in the long term.
  • endorsed 2018-05-22 14:47:26 +0100
    Sociology graduate
  • endorsed via 2018-05-22 10:35:49 +0100
    Basic Income could simultaneously repair many of the problems society is facing. The current system is not working & will not allow us to progress or deal with the coming effects of AI & automated jobs. UBI could change all that!
  • endorsed 2018-05-22 08:41:42 +0100
    I think it would be benefit all. I work with the tech industry and see that automation will take over thousands of jobs in the future. I also personally have missed educational opportunities and had to take jobs I didn’t want in order to survive. I see friends from richer backgrounds exceeding as they can take internships as they can work unpaid where as the majority cannot . I’ve seen creative minds loose interest as the struggle to work a minimum wage and still find the time to create and raise a family in the evening just to much.
  • endorsed 2018-05-22 00:18:03 +0100
    It would bring back a more level playing field between employees & employers, forcing them to not exploit, but to respect the Workforce. It could also see an end to the Agencies, putting them out of business for good and ensuring employers recruit direct and pay a fairer, proper day’s pay for a proper day’s work, as it once was in the 80’s,90’s & 2000’s before this government capitalised on the poor to look after the rich, and ensure no one goes without housing, food & heating, and proper resources.
  • endorsed 2018-05-21 02:24:46 +0100
    Because we should all benefit from the productivity gains of technology and no one should in today’s world should have to be food or housing insecure.
  • endorsed 2018-05-20 21:31:54 +0100
  • endorsed 2018-05-20 20:52:51 +0100
    Universal Credit is deeply flawed and poor people are exploited through mandatory “employment” programmes like Steps 2 Success. Basic Income would be a positive change that is long overdue.
  • endorsed 2018-05-20 18:05:44 +0100
    I don’t see that with automation becoming more prevalent it is not right that people who are working are still not surviving.
  • endorsed 2018-05-19 17:01:20 +0100
    It feels like an obvious humane, intelligent economic shift
  • endorsed 2018-05-17 10:52:54 +0100
    I have been researching and writing about the future of work, I truly believe that this needs to happen.
  • endorsed 2018-05-16 18:51:00 +0100
    It is a sane approach
  • endorsed 2018-05-16 13:26:38 +0100
    Means tested benefits is not fit for purpose. In my eyes, basic income is the only viable alternative, and one that will (should!) ensure collective buy in from society as a whole.
  • endorsed 2018-05-13 17:01:46 +0100
  • endorsed 2018-05-11 20:27:45 +0100
    Everyone has money for food, heat and living accommodation.
  • endorsed 2018-05-11 18:31:28 +0100
  • endorsed 2018-05-11 14:23:24 +0100
    As automation and artificial intelligence start to replace every day basic jobs, we need a way to support the population, as more and more people are displaced. We also need to give more dignity and support to those of ill health and old age to live a fulfilling existence. The current capitalist system just isn’t working for 95% of the poplulation.
  • endorsed 2018-05-11 13:18:32 +0100
    I read Rutger Bergman’s book utopia for realists and how to get there.
  • endorsed 2018-05-09 16:04:56 +0100
    Because it make empirical sense!
  • endorsed 2018-05-09 11:05:11 +0100
    Everyone should have the opportunity to live comfortably without fear of having their family on the streets when the unexpected happens.
  • endorsed 2018-05-08 18:27:30 +0100
  • endorsed 2018-05-08 02:43:41 +0100
    I’m endorsing Basic Income UK’s statement. Please join me! The Current Benefits system is Unfit for purpose, and wd give back power to the people from unscrupulous employers who rob/cut their employees wages from hours they have worked.
  • endorsed 2018-05-06 19:43:35 +0100
    I support a programme for basic income funded through direct money creation by government (as in Quantitative Easing), in order to reduce personal and national debt and to reduce the unnecessary and destructive power of commercial banks. This process and the reason why it is important is laid out in The Grip of Death by Michael Rowbotham. Basic Universal Income is a way to end debt slavery and to restore basic human qualities of reciprocity and altruism which have been eroded by an over-powerful debt based economy and its ideology of social darwinism and unrestricted competition. This is not utopian (as there will always be many problems in our world), but it at least provides a way of restoring some sanity and balance to our lives and culture, which can give us space to think and feel and a greater chance of living good and kind lives. Ultimately it can lead us away from the obsession with economic growth and “progress”, to an economy and culture based upon the best human values, rather than those based on envy and addiction.
  • endorsed 2018-05-04 15:53:50 +0100
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    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • endorsed 2018-05-02 11:11:26 +0100
    In a short period of time technology will have replaced the need for many jobs and it is absurd to hold a revolver to people’s heads and insist that we still cling on to an outdated notion that everyone

    must ‘work’ to survive – it is no longer true. A GBI would transform our society in the direction of justice, creativity and compassion; it would also simplify and clarify the complex welfare system.
  • endorsed 2018-04-30 16:57:22 +0100
    Promote equality and celebrate machine automation. Provide reliable income to individuals regardless of their circumstance or status. Reduce Gov’ts admin costs if it replaces PIP/JSA. Make it straight forward and easy for people to go into work after unemployment without a gap in financial support. Promote wealth redistribution.

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