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

Bevil Luck
Martin Lamb
John Cunnington
Laura Atkin
Alexander Walker
Ianthe Feeney
Joanne Chance
Bethany Atkinson
Katerina Fytatzi
Andy Powell
richard blay
Grant Jennings
Lotte van Buuren
Gerard Rolfe
Khamal Ferdinand
Maddy Halliday
Veronica Cook
Lyndsay Barwell
Stephen Johnston
Dave Hail
andrew cohen
Paul Blute
Stephanie Auty
Steph Reveley
Joanne Dicks
Judith Owens
Claire Carter
Nicky Saunter
1,936 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Bevil Luck
    endorsed 2017-01-27 13:30:03 +0000
  • Martin Lamb
    endorsed 2017-01-27 12:08:02 +0000
  • John Cunnington
    endorsed 2017-01-27 06:53:06 +0000
  • Laura Atkin
    endorsed 2017-01-27 04:27:10 +0000
    I have many personal reasons for supporting a basic income. My main reasons are as follows:


    1) To put an end to extreme financial poverty.

    2) To increase general health, wellbeing and job satisfaction.

    3) To reward those working in voluntary/unpaid roles and to ‘top-up’ the income of those working in Apprenticeship/Trainee roles.

    4) To contribute to less working hours, a better distribution of jobs and improved working conditions.

    5) To provide a more secure and substantial safety net for everyone and help to reduce inequalities.

    6) To abolish benefit fraud and provide more financial and employment freedom.


    After reading about the planned closure of 78 Job Centres across the UK, I have recently written a detailed post on my Public Facebook Page, discussing the reasons why I believe we need to replace our current benefit systems will a Universal Basic Income. If you are interested, you can find that my page (and that post) here: https://www.facebook.com/CllrLauraAtkin/
  • Alexander Walker
    endorsed 2017-01-26 18:39:22 +0000
    I believe this would give everyone the opportunity to work and make work pay
  • Ianthe Feeney
    endorsed 2017-01-26 07:26:10 +0000
    I don’t believe we should stigmatise people for needing benefits in order to manage to live. I believe it will help people to find work, look after their family and get their life organised if they have a basic income to start with. Also the state will save money in administration if they don’t have to pay people to do the demeaning jobs of chasing fraudulent claims and pursecuting people simply for needing some help. A basic income will help everyone in our society have a decent life by allowing them to live in dignity without having to beg the rest of society for a subsistence in order to feed their family.
  • Joanne Chance
    endorsed 2017-01-25 16:15:43 +0000
  • Bethany Atkinson
    endorsed 2017-01-25 15:19:55 +0000
    UBI is necessary now that there simply isn’t enough paid work for everyone that needs it. People should be free to retrain, volunteer and raise children.
  • Katerina Fytatzi
    endorsed via 2017-01-25 10:41:36 +0000
  • Andy Powell
    endorsed via 2017-01-25 08:49:54 +0000
  • richard blay
    endorsed 2017-01-24 23:31:01 +0000
    Just seems like a perfectly logical response to a rapidly shrinking job market, a punitive benefits system and an economy based entirely on infinite consumer growth when consumer wealth is actually depleting. Its a chance for workers to claw back some bargaining power at a time when they have none and an opportunity for those who actually want to better themselves to go out and achieve their goals. Anyone who can’t understand this is suffering from Stockholm Syndrome!
  • Grant Jennings
    endorsed 2017-01-24 10:52:30 +0000
    Security for everyone and further opportunities for people to invest in themselves.
  • Lotte van Buuren
    endorsed 2017-01-23 23:35:36 +0000
  • Gerard Rolfe
    endorsed 2017-01-23 15:51:51 +0000
    The alternative is too frightening to think about !
  • Khamal Ferdinand
    endorsed 2017-01-23 15:01:11 +0000
  • Maddy Halliday
    endorsed 2017-01-22 14:16:25 +0000
  • Veronica Cook
    endorsed via 2017-01-22 11:43:42 +0000
  • Lyndsay Barwell
    endorsed via 2017-01-22 09:58:29 +0000
    Give everyone the choice of whether to work for exploitative employers or explore a hobby or helpful volunteer work. Get rid of the admin of benefits. So many jobs will become automated. We won’t have enough work for everyone.
  • Stephen Johnston
    endorsed 2017-01-22 03:08:05 +0000
    I think that a UBI is an inevitability and helps society as whole to achieve solutions to a lot of 21st century problems. The sooner people realise this the better.
  • Dave Hail
    endorsed via 2017-01-21 23:02:52 +0000
    Trickle down economics doesn’t work. To improve the economy, we need to get everyone spending more. The only way to do that is to make sure they have more to spend.
  • andrew cohen
    endorsed via 2017-01-21 20:41:20 +0000
  • Paul Blute
    endorsed 2017-01-21 19:44:56 +0000
    We are humans of infinite potential and basic income can help to realise so much in our society, think of the endless advances we could make in humanity, science,the arts, as well as supporting those who are ill or suffering from maladies without persecuting them and making them feel worthless
  • Stephanie Auty
    endorsed via 2017-01-21 18:40:24 +0000
  • Steph Reveley
    endorsed via 2017-01-21 16:33:00 +0000
    Dignity and stress free security when needed
  • Joanne Dicks
    endorsed via 2017-01-21 16:30:43 +0000
    It makes sense
  • Judith Owens
    endorsed via 2017-01-21 16:22:08 +0000
    Fairer society, friends whose lives would be greatly improved.
  • Claire Carter
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-21 15:41:35 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Claire Carter
    @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
  • Claire Carter
    endorsed 2017-01-21 15:40:51 +0000
  • Nicky Saunter
    endorsed 2017-01-21 11:38:38 +0000
    It makes sense. Take away the struggle, the complexity, and add some joy, creativity, collaboration.

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