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

Katy Pilkington
Martin King
Sarah Mchugh
Nikki Dancey
Kerry Barnett
Ajr Wilde
richard william hands
Bill Morris
Paul Perrin
Bernard Coughlan
Simon Mole
Asaf Rafaeli
Rose Green
Clive Down
Sylvia Duffy
Jay Goodall
Clare Gillott
Robert Hywel Bennett Griffiths
Mark Fletcher
christopher morris
Ruth Rosenau
Andrew Buttress
Chris Huculak
Adam Brooks
Terry Schon
James Corscadden
1,683 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Katy Pilkington
    endorsed 2016-10-16 12:46:10 +0100
  • Martin King
    endorsed 2016-10-16 04:08:23 +0100
  • Sarah Mchugh
    endorsed 2016-10-15 20:24:35 +0100
    A basic guaranted income would free the population of fear and insecurity, thus improve the health and mental anguish of all, make the population more productive and restore the dignity of those,,,, and ourselves potentially tomorrow who live in fear of poverty and debt,,,, if we become our brother, s keepers it also takes away basic fears for our children in the future if we cannot provide for them on a individual basis. Everyone would benefit including the economy, its time we stepped back and revise how we do things, look outside the box.
  • Nikki Dancey
    endorsed 2016-10-14 16:07:43 +0100
  • Kerry Barnett
    endorsed 2016-10-14 08:59:45 +0100
    A step towards a natural law resource based economy….
  • Ajr Wilde
    endorsed 2016-10-13 21:55:26 +0100
    When I was homeless I was living in a shelter that was receiving £300 a week from the council to have me there. Just £100 a week paid to me directly would have meant I could have rented privately and maintained my dignity. We see this up and down the UK: lots of money paid to institutions when giving the money direct to the people in need would be cheaper and more humane. £100-150 basic income a week along with rent control and a crackdown on corporate tax evasion would completey transform this country.
  • A. J. R. Wilde
    @ajrwilde2016 tweeted link to this page. 2016-10-13 21:53:16 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4238
  • richard william hands
    endorsed 2016-10-13 12:11:57 +0100
    End poverty and provide support for the precariat. Redistribute the wealth that has been extracted from ordinary working class people, especially from the last 30 years of Neoliberal economics. Also ,as Guy Standing has said elsewhere work needs to be redefined. Plenty of people do essential tasks which do not fit into the restricted Capitalist definition where the only work that counts is work that they can extract surplus value and irrespective of it´s wider environmental and social impacts.
  • Bill Morris
    endorsed 2016-10-12 20:32:41 +0100
  • Paul Perrin
    endorsed 2016-10-12 17:44:41 +0100
    I believe the land belongs to the people – we are each entitled to one ‘average’ acre of it (60 million people, 60 million acres) – or the equivalent ‘rental’ for our ‘acre’ – that rent is our ‘citizens income’.
  • Bernard Coughlan
    endorsed 2016-10-11 15:24:05 +0100
    To untangle the impossible welfare system and to release the potential in everyone.

    Reading through the comments mainly shows how this system would help us individually. But to win this argument we have to expain how it would benefit society at large and the country as whole. I’ve never claimed a benefit in my life and would regard myself as a wet Tory liberal. There was a very good radio BBC 4 program called Analysis on this subject. ( find it on radio iPlayer) Charities would no longer need gift aid as the government would be gifting thousands of volunteers. People would be free to care for the old and vulnerable without it being a burden on the state. Hospitals and care homes could have the money paid directly to them from the patient’s allowance. The tax system could be revolutionized to be simpler and more efficient by abolishing allowances.People would be free to persue cultural and sporting activities, and to help those in need of support. Schools may not need to provide sports training as an endless army of talented adults would volunteer to do it. Budding entrepreneurs would have the time and safety net to set up thousands of thriving small businesses. The list goes on and on for this revolutionary and truly exciting idea! Of course there will be those who will stay in bed all day watching cash in the attic and eating crisps, but they are with us anyway and I think that by eradicating poverty this way then we can move on to a more educated and secure life. Petty crime would just about disappear and we could all go out and tidy our streets. As JFK put it; Ask not what the UBI can do for you, ask what it can do for your country.
  • Simon Mole
    endorsed 2016-10-11 13:16:36 +0100
  • Asaf Rafaeli
    endorsed 2016-10-11 12:24:27 +0100
  • Rose Green
    endorsed 2016-10-10 13:46:04 +0100
    I believe this is one way to combat inequality – and all the evil that creates – through a redistribution of wealth.
  • Clive Down
    endorsed 2016-10-09 19:02:11 +0100
    Not only is this need for all those out of employment but those in employment too. To help force employers to offer better conditions. Also whilst tech makes less jobs (as it should be) more people can be free to innovate and explore their dreams
  • Sylvia Duffy
    endorsed 2016-10-09 11:49:45 +0100
    It can contribute to human dignity and reduce stress related conditions. it should however be linked to the concept of duty – related to the care in the community, concerning other people or the environment
  • Jay Goodall
    endorsed 2016-10-07 00:08:09 +0100
    Welfare systems have become cruel and divisive. Save on stress, distress and crazy expensive intrusive assessment processes. Every citizen has a right to basics of life in a nation. Next, rethink the whole approach to employment
  • Clare Gillott
    endorsed 2016-10-05 19:37:24 +0100
  • Robert Hywel Bennett Griffiths
    endorsed via 2016-10-05 13:11:27 +0100
    Because I have witnessed the mental stress causes by the unfairness of the present system. One of my friends has become seriously depressed, almost to the extent that he has become tired of living! He has mentioned to me that some people have commit suicide as a result of the mental stress caused by the present system of unfairness.

    Best wishes.

    R. H. B. Griffiths
  • Mark Fletcher
    endorsed via 2016-10-04 14:13:39 +0100
  • christopher morris
    endorsed via 2016-10-04 12:25:28 +0100
  • Ruth Rosenau
    endorsed via 2016-10-04 12:08:04 +0100
  • Andrew Buttress
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-04 11:42:59 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Andrew Buttress
    @asbuttress tweeted link to this page. 2016-10-04 11:42:56 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4201
  • Andrew Buttress
    endorsed 2016-10-04 11:42:21 +0100
  • Chris Huculak
    endorsed 2016-10-03 10:39:16 +0100
    UBI abolishes cruel and complicated means tests and provides income security for everyone.
  • Adam Brooks
    endorsed 2016-10-03 10:27:40 +0100
    Everybody should always have the unconditional, minimum amount of money to be able to provide themselves with the basics In life in a society that is increasingly becoming unsustainable to the poorest and most vulnerable.
  • Terry Schon
    endorsed 2016-10-03 08:30:57 +0100
    It is a basic human right that everyone has the basic necessities of life; unconditionally.
  • James Corscadden
    endorsed 2016-10-02 20:36:12 +0100
    Everyone equal no poverty
  • Rob Cheree Ponsford
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-02 10:35:44 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!

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