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

Karen Munns
Julie Hoey
Miriam Wilkinson
Kate Gallwey
Laurence Droy
Stephen Feeney
Moon Leith
Colin Latter
Angela Dennis
Ianthe Feeney
rose thompson
Graham Crossan
Eleanor Bland
Yago Moreno
Rachel Malone
Kay Powell
Ray Guselli
Yolanda Solo
Joseph Allen
chris linton
Nigel Williams
Adam Fletcher
Neil Darby
Alex Brown
Dawn Baird
Mark Gibson
John Ellison
Paul Kershaw
Emma Ryan
1,815 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Karen Munns
    endorsed 2019-01-26 14:55:16 +0000
    It would ensure everyone could reach their potential
  • Julie Hoey
    endorsed 2019-01-26 12:30:49 +0000
    The current benefits system doesn’t work. Let’s look at a new idea which will bring hope, freedom, confidence and opportunity and breathe life back into our local communities.
  • Miriam Wilkinson
    endorsed 2019-01-26 11:46:20 +0000
    Humane dignity & social justice
  • Kate Gallwey
    endorsed 2019-01-26 11:12:57 +0000
    I am tired of living in fear …fear of disability, lack, old age and bad luck. I am always willing to work hard but that isn’t good enough these days.

    I want to be free of fear.
  • Laurence Droy
    endorsed 2019-01-26 09:58:29 +0000
    Poverty reduction, social mobility (e.g. through retraining), labour market relations.
  • Stephen Feeney
    endorsed 2019-01-26 05:48:45 +0000
    This could replace our current tac free allowances for all aged 18 and above.
  • Moon Leith
    endorsed 2019-01-26 05:18:39 +0000
    It just makes sense! We are all equal and basic needs can be met, and equal opportunities should be available.
  • Colin Latter
    endorsed 2019-01-26 04:13:03 +0000
  • Angela Dennis
    endorsed 2019-01-26 01:46:01 +0000
  • Ianthe Feeney
    endorsed 2019-01-26 01:24:57 +0000
    Everyone deserves the dignity of a basic minimum allowance so they can afford food and shelter. No one should have to beg for benefits when they are too ill to work. The money of the poorest in our society will go straight back into the economy, boosting businesses and the whole economy, which will help everyone in society. No one can stop an idea when its time has come. The time for a Basic Universal Income has come.
  • rose thompson
    endorsed 2019-01-25 23:47:42 +0000
    it is the future, its obvious
  • Graham Crossan
    endorsed 2019-01-25 23:32:53 +0000
    Most jobs are now unnecessary, and people need time and space to discover their gifts and passions
  • Eleanor Bland
    endorsed 2019-01-25 23:05:40 +0000
    To ensure everyone in our society has their basic needs met, such as rent, bills and food.
  • Yago Moreno
    endorsed 2019-01-25 22:15:01 +0000
  • Rachel Malone
    endorsed 2019-01-25 22:12:25 +0000
  • Kay Powell
    endorsed 2019-01-25 21:52:43 +0000
  • Ray Guselli
    endorsed 2019-01-25 21:18:26 +0000
    This seems to be a sensible alternative to the current system which is in need of review
  • Yolanda Solo
    endorsed 2019-01-25 19:59:08 +0000
    1. The obcene amount of money spent on administering the benefits system.

    2. People on basic income will spend the money on goods from local or national businesses instead of stashing offshore in tax free havens.

    3. In the next couple of decades automation will mean even less jobs and we need to implement a solution for that NOW instead of waiting for increased levels of unemployment and poverty.
  • Joseph Allen
    endorsed 2019-01-25 19:42:50 +0000
    It will allow the artist in everyone to bloom and bring in the age of leisure. It will also encourage a free market to emerge.
  • chris linton
    endorsed 2019-01-25 19:25:17 +0000
    only way forward for the future I believe,and if set at a level were you don’t need a wage and you can cover bills and live a good life well I’m up for this.If rent caps are in place and safeguards are in place so goverment do not abuse it,it will work.We already do this ,we print money to banks,we give businesses grants and tax breaks etc,instead we give it directly to our citizens to send in our economy and collect the taxes for our social projects.Less crime,illness through stress and a better environment and progress by the new talent that other wise would have been lost due to financial restraints
  • Nigel Williams
    endorsed 2019-01-25 18:41:12 +0000
    Ends poverty, promotes equality and regenerates depressed regions.
  • Adam Fletcher
    endorsed 2019-01-25 18:38:21 +0000
  • Neil Darby
    endorsed 2019-01-25 18:18:35 +0000
  • Alex Brown
    endorsed 2019-01-25 18:10:07 +0000
  • Dawn Baird
    endorsed 2019-01-25 18:10:07 +0000
  • Mark Gibson
    endorsed 2019-01-25 17:59:25 +0000
  • John Ellison 🌹🇴
    @johnellison tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-25 17:56:59 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=9909
  • John Ellison
    endorsed 2019-01-25 17:56:43 +0000
  • Paul Kershaw
    endorsed 2019-01-25 17:37:07 +0000
    Personal experience as a disabled person of the current dehumanising benefits system
  • Emma Ryan
    endorsed 2019-01-25 16:44:55 +0000

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