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

Colin Millen
Barnaby Baxter
Laura Tozer
Joanne Thompson
Gary Sloan
Travis Blake Modern Voice Ltd
Dean Rawlins
John Queening
Craig Bowles
Russell Burridge
Daniel Shaw
Adam Bartlett
john johnstone
Christine Lynch
Jacob Calland
William Butterworth
Dominic Gozo
Dominic Gozo
andy scott
Marjorie Caw
Jeffrey Rogers
Mhairi Mair
Carmela Howe
Mantas Siauciunas
Nina Andrade
Lyndsey Nicholls
Murray McKirdle
Josh Croft
Craig Doyle
1,629 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Colin Millen
    endorsed 2018-11-18 09:31:56 +0000
    See my website, especially page 6: www.ideasofchange.com Imho, this campaign needs to go global with the formation everywhere of a One World Transition Party!
  • Barnaby Baxter
    endorsed 2018-11-17 10:23:53 +0000
  • Laura Tozer
    endorsed 2018-11-14 00:07:49 +0000
    It’s more suitable for the modern day labour market and will improve people’s mental health and wellbeing.
  • Patsy ✋
    @Patsyreformed tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-10 19:57:54 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=9744
  • Joanne Thompson
    endorsed 2018-11-10 19:57:28 +0000
    Social justice and increasing automation demands a complete rethink of the current model
  • Gary Sloan
    endorsed 2018-11-10 18:04:40 +0000
  • Travis Blake
    Modern Voice Ltd endorsed 2018-11-07 16:22:03 +0000
    A simple, logical approach to change the lives of all citizens, 21st century thinking.
  • Dean Rawlins
    endorsed via 2018-11-06 15:15:31 +0000
    I do volunteer every Monday to teach basic computer skills. Plus I would like more free time to pursue an entrepreneur role.
  • John Queening
    endorsed 2018-11-04 22:34:07 +0000
    For fairer society and to counter the loss of paid jobs through increasing automation
  • Craig Bowles
    endorsed via 2018-11-04 12:26:34 +0000
  • Russell Burridge
    endorsed 2018-11-04 11:47:47 +0000
    It is the same level of obstruction that blocks me now that has always blocked me. I believe that when the essential stuff is covered that most people will increase their capacity to either earn , volunteer, study or become entrepreneurs. It should appeal to left, right, gingerbread and academic. If my essentials are near guaranteed, I and other like me will make the world a better place.
  • Daniel Shaw
    endorsed 2018-11-02 20:20:11 +0000
  • Adam Bartlett
    endorsed 2018-10-31 18:03:28 +0000
    I feel as though the current structure of the employment system is massively flawed, in that a majority of people are in not in jobs that they want to be in or are a particularly good fit for the role leading to horrid ineptitude, from ground level to managerial positions. With a basic income people will be able to begin to fund themselves in a project of personal interest which, in theory, has the potential to grow, making a basic income not only a tempory measure but also a comfortable safety net to fall back on. Overall it’ll work to bring comfort and ease of mind for society to grow on ideas personal to each individual contained within it.
  • john johnstone
    endorsed 2018-10-29 18:49:07 +0000
    I feel it just the right thing to do moving forward as the human race towards a btter future where peoples lives are not dictated by eanings from the moment they are born.
  • Christine Lynch
    endorsed 2018-10-28 17:39:06 +0000
    It is a simple cost effective way of proving everyone with what they need. If you want more money, you get a job or start your own business.
  • Jacob Calland
    endorsed 2018-10-25 00:11:00 +0100
  • William Butterworth
    endorsed 2018-10-24 12:57:37 +0100
    To replace a negative system that encourages the ‘Great British’ taxpayer to see anyone on benefit as a scrounger. Artificial intelligence is going to have a major impact on the job prospects of our sons and daughters and we cannot leave it to corporations and politicians to address this problem alone.
  • Dominic Gozo
    endorsed 2018-10-23 15:28:00 +0100
    Poor people should not be shackled to limited decisions where the rich have unchecked freedom.
  • Dominic Gozo
    endorsed 2018-10-23 15:27:59 +0100
    Poor people should not be shackled to limited decisions where the rich have unchecked freedom.
  • andy scott
    endorsed 2018-10-19 21:46:13 +0100
    i like the idea unsure how it can work though to be fair
  • Marjorie Caw
    endorsed 2018-10-18 15:28:56 +0100
    The argument that won me was that basic income allows people (especially women) to leave terrible jobs.
  • Jeffrey Rogers
    endorsed 2018-10-16 13:03:41 +0100
    This would, hopefully, eliminate the poor in the UK, once and for all.
  • Mhairi Mair
    endorsed 2018-10-14 18:08:51 +0100
  • Carmela Howe
    endorsed 2018-10-14 11:32:17 +0100
    Always wanted to return to university to become a nurse but never could afford to quit work, UBI could allow people to follow there interests instead of being stuck in dead end jobs because of cost of living. Additionally more of society could Persue interests such as environmental issues and invest more time outside work instead of devoting there week to work, this in turn would additionally help with mental health issues taking the strain off the NHS. Furthermore individuals would be able to save more of their disposable incomes allow more people to get onto the property ladder.
  • Mantas Siauciunas
    endorsed 2018-10-13 13:51:52 +0100
    The gap between poor and rich is at the peak and it’s time to start doing something about the poverty. I believe that basic universal income will not only efficiently will reduce the poverty but it will also provide people with more freedom. As population grows so called good job opportunities are reduced, part-time employment should rise, opening spots for other people to do the same job. The only reason not to do it is the possible economy meltdown which is a serious issue.
  • Nina Andrade
    endorsed 2018-10-12 14:03:16 +0100
  • Lyndsey Nicholls
    endorsed 2018-10-11 19:59:11 +0100
    Dignity & security for all, regardless of background or personal situation.
  • Murray McKirdle
    endorsed 2018-10-11 17:55:11 +0100
  • Josh Croft
    endorsed 2018-10-09 18:35:16 +0100
    Increasing automation will eventually eliminate almost all jobs used by the working class to generate enough money to survive. Waiters, factory workers, farmers, builders, supermarket employees; in 100 years all of these positions will very probably have been totally automated. There will be no way for the working class to survive without a universal basic income when this point arrives.

    I support a slow process of reform towards a UBI system as automation progresses.
  • Craig Doyle
    endorsed 2018-10-09 11:56:14 +0100
    The economic, moral, health and humanitarian arguments are compelling

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