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

tracey cowan
Richard Beresford
rachel yelland
kenneth tierney
Nina Davies
Guy Hske
Vanda Kewley
Joey Hasson
mansaray osman
Julie Wilson
Dominic Hatcher
Paula Eager
Jennifer Sims
Ben Cooper
Iain Rendell
Na Anderson
Michelle Churchland
Eleanor Greenwood
Nicola Gould
Jason Storrie
kevin henley
Nigel Wootton
Alexander Lowden
Alex Cave
Katy Wild
Barbara Sheppard
1,683 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • tracey cowan
    @CowanTracey tweeted link to this page. 2016-11-20 12:23:15 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4401
  • tracey cowan
    endorsed 2016-11-20 12:22:30 +0000
    The rise in food banks homelessness and zero hours contracts is proof that many people do not have enough to provide a decent standard of living
  • Richard Beresford
    endorsed 2016-11-20 09:46:52 +0000
  • rachel yelland
    endorsed 2016-11-19 05:57:11 +0000
    For the sick and disabled, new mothers and fathers, for more leisure time and less working hours for all, to focus on and develop individual talents, for a better life for all.
  • kenneth tierney
    endorsed 2016-11-18 15:09:23 +0000
    A much fairer country as we seem to be getting left behind with a system that is not fit for purpose.
  • Nina Davies
    endorsed via 2016-11-17 16:19:09 +0000
  • Guy Hske
    endorsed 2016-11-17 14:58:14 +0000
  • Vanda Kewley
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-17 12:39:38 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Vanda Kewley
    endorsed 2016-11-17 12:38:27 +0000
    I think it is a creative response to our current situation which gives people back their sense of humanity
  • Joey Hasson
    endorsed 2016-11-16 13:35:36 +0000
  • Mansaray Osman
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-16 11:53:40 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • mansaray osman
    endorsed 2016-11-16 11:52:43 +0000
    i believe with basic income poverty will end and the whole will be as one
  • Julie Wilson
    endorsed 2016-11-16 10:21:20 +0000
  • Dominic Hatcher
    endorsed 2016-11-16 08:57:53 +0000
    I believe basic income is a necessary step in our human evolution & a solution to global poverty.
  • Paula Eager
    endorsed 2016-11-15 22:47:20 +0000
  • Jennifer Sims
    endorsed 2016-11-15 11:15:14 +0000
    I believe it is the only way to support the UK as we move further into job automation.
  • Ben Cooper
    endorsed 2016-11-15 10:41:34 +0000
  • Iain Rendell
    endorsed 2016-11-14 21:39:31 +0000
    The time has come for everybody to have enough income to be able to make real life choices and to be able to live out of financial threat
  • Naomi Anderson
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-14 19:12:09 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement.
  • Na Anderson
    endorsed 2016-11-14 19:10:43 +0000
    It reduces poverty and bureaucracy
  • Michelle Churchland
    endorsed 2016-11-14 12:10:49 +0000
    To give people the opportunity to follow their own choice of career path through self employment. Basic Income could act as a very imporatant safety net or stepping stone to get them started while they build up a network of customers or clients Also, to offer people on low wage/ zero hours contracts a safety net and to give people protection against employers who are otherwise free to exploit their financial vulnerability, due to a harsh, unfair, humiliating and disfunctional welfare system that can drive people into homelessness or severe hardship and sometimes even suicide, out of desperation.
  • Eleanor Greenwood
    endorsed 2016-11-14 10:18:57 +0000
  • Nicola Gould
    endorsed 2016-11-13 13:36:04 +0000
    I have worked in a job centre and seen the needless bureaucracy of a system that neither supports those in need, nor incentivises work. Essential care work if often left to those with few other choices, as those best suited to it choose higher paying work in other fields. This is a solution that could work for the political right – by reducing bureaucracy and state intervention – and the left – by ensuring a safety net for those who need it.
  • Jason Storrie
    endorsed 2016-11-13 12:08:11 +0000
  • kevin henley
    endorsed 2016-11-12 19:53:03 +0000
    A basic income will give everyone a secure baseline from with to work from ,choosing how far they want to go ,,it will release people to do voluntary work that would have seemed impossible before ,,it is a win win situation ,,secure income secure mind secure future
  • Nigel Wootton
    endorsed 2016-11-12 16:54:26 +0000
    The basic income will mitigate insecurity for the sick, disabled and low paid.
  • Alexander Lowden
    endorsed 2016-11-12 12:54:04 +0000
    Because it’s the right thing to do.
  • Alex Cave
    endorsed 2016-11-12 11:45:10 +0000
  • Katy Wild
    endorsed 2016-11-12 11:25:48 +0000
  • Barbara Sheppard
    endorsed via 2016-11-10 11:48:13 +0000

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