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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

aaron sheldon
Michael Dunstan
Mark Head
Peter Batt
Liz Wooldridge
Mark Byrne
Lisa Armitage
Clifford Quinn
nelo onyiah
David Wilkie
Kate Joyce
doire osullivan
Andy Jinks
Peter Cotton
Ena Stansfield
mary eadie
craig mason
Jamie Shaw
Nick Duquemin
1,943 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Aaron Sheldon
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-10 06:26:21 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Aaron Sheldon
    @KingSidney85 tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-10 06:26:19 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4716
  • aaron sheldon
    endorsed 2017-01-10 06:25:27 +0000
  • Mike Dunstan
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-09 14:59:06 +0000
    What a thought provoking and genuinely philanthropic idea. I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Michael Dunstan
    endorsed 2017-01-09 14:56:06 +0000
    Current systems of welfare are excessively cumbersome and often not fit for those that need them most – or available to those who have “paid in” and now find themselves in need of support. BI offers the incentive for everyone to develop and/or earn to their potential and work/life balance rather than being caught in a wages trap. It also offers a fairer system for sufferers of long term illness (Fybromyalgia, MS, etc) or their carers, who struggle to work to support themselves amid a myriad of requirements to demonstrate that they should receive support for their conditions. Bravo – I hope the theory survives the practice! We should at the very least give it full consideration.
  • Mark Head
    endorsed 2017-01-09 11:39:11 +0000
    I am interested to see this explored before it is dismissed out of hand. Something has to change in our society to ensure that people do not get trapped in poverty whilst the rich enjoy runaway capitalism.
  • Peter Batt
    endorsed via 2017-01-09 08:42:21 +0000
  • Liz Wooldridge
    endorsed 2017-01-08 20:45:18 +0000
  • Mark Byrne
    endorsed 2017-01-08 17:08:08 +0000
    We have to do something to make our society more equal because the consequences of not doing it will ultimately lead to disaster.
  • Lisa Armitage
    endorsed 2017-01-08 17:03:23 +0000
  • kevinpickles
    @kevinpickles200 tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-08 16:57:53 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4703
  • Clifford Quinn
    endorsed 2017-01-08 16:57:07 +0000
    This is something I’ve always wanted but simply didn’t think would ever happen. We, the public, would be free of basic concerns and able to make the world a better place by improving our communities, learning new skills, creating art, caring for the elderly, raising our children and everybody could stop rushing all day and just smell the roses.
  • nelo onyiah
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-08 16:35:58 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • nelo onyiah
    @j1n3l0 tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-08 16:35:56 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4701
  • nelo onyiah
    endorsed 2017-01-08 16:31:26 +0000
    if done right could emphasise the jobs that are actually required in society (teaching for example) whilst also encourage people to go into jobs they actually enjoy
  • David Wilkie
    endorsed 2017-01-08 16:30:42 +0000
  • Kate Joyce
    endorsed 2017-01-08 14:52:55 +0000
    Simplify systems and reduce conflicts ao people can work together on universal concerns such as obesity crisis ad NHS financial difficulties
  • doire osullivan
    endorsed 2017-01-08 13:17:38 +0000
    I have no income
  • Andy Jinks
    endorsed 2017-01-08 12:30:42 +0000
    We are about to see a revolution in work (see the bank of englands recent reports), basic income will be how democracy survives this change,
  • Peter Cotton
    endorsed 2017-01-08 12:23:01 +0000
    Everyone should be treated equal and valued. I believe a basic income would close the ever growing gap between the rich and the poor in the uk.
  • Ena Stansfield
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-08 11:21:06 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Ena Stansfield
    @Enabest tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-08 11:21:04 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4694
  • Ena Stansfield
    endorsed 2017-01-08 11:20:45 +0000
  • mary eadie
    endorsed 2017-01-08 10:48:47 +0000
    It would give every one a chance at life
  • craig mason
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-08 10:36:05 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • craig mason
    @craigmason71 tweeted link to this page. 2017-01-08 10:36:03 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4691
  • craig mason
    endorsed 2017-01-08 10:35:41 +0000
  • Jamie Shaw
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-08 09:49:23 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Jamie Shaw
    endorsed 2017-01-08 09:48:56 +0000
    The minimum wage is not enough
  • Nick Duquemin
    endorsed 2017-01-08 09:24:24 +0000

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