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

Joyce Ireson
Rosemary Trustam
Margarita Tezla
Anita Cassidy
Sion Tetlow
Joe Sigolo
Angela Martin Cascon
Daryl Winzar
barbara Walton
Emma Dawnay
Lewis Stewart
Jennifer Hulme
Sue Gates
Michael Tovey
Eline Skeide
Penelope Tindall
Mark Hooper Indycube CBS
Chris Mole
Tchiyiwe Chihana
Charlie Hallam
Lilly Hunter
Viola Wiebe
Peter Blackledge
Robert Bruce
Alex Leeder
Scott Gallop
Eva Moss
Tim Brook
1,943 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Joyce Ireson
    endorsed 2019-03-15 10:28:10 +0000
  • Rosemary Trustam
    endorsed 2019-03-15 10:11:51 +0000
    To have a system that ensures everyone’s basic needs are met AND doesn’t waste resources in administering complex benefits systems but use them directly to people. I’d hope disabled people would get an enhances rate to manage the extra costs of disability
  • Margarita Tezla
    endorsed 2019-03-15 09:32:39 +0000
  • Anita Cassidy
    endorsed 2019-03-14 21:25:34 +0000
    It’s the perfect solution to the shifts we are experiencing in our society
  • Sion Tetlow
    endorsed 2019-03-14 21:16:05 +0000
  • Joe Sigolo
    endorsed 2019-03-14 17:14:34 +0000
    I recently found out about UBI and it’s benefits from Andrew Yang in the United States. I also think the idea of a basic income should also start being discussed here in the UK.
  • Angela Martin Cascon
    endorsed 2019-03-14 15:29:54 +0000
    It is what our society needs to adapt our outdated welfare state to the circumstances of the 21st century.
  • Daryl e winzar
    @e_winzar tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-14 13:56:38 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=10450
  • Daryl Winzar
    endorsed 2019-03-14 13:56:04 +0000
    Hate seeming people struggle to make ends meet plain and simple there is enough to go round it’s time it was shared nobody should have to worry how they can pay their rent or find money to pay Bill’s and feed themselves
  • barbara Walton
    endorsed 2019-03-14 12:46:09 +0000
    Will provide security from which people can forge forward with their lives (if they choose) and not be hampered with the constraints of benefits.
  • Emma Dawnay
    endorsed 2019-03-14 12:41:41 +0000
  • Lewis Stewart
    endorsed 2019-03-14 12:40:28 +0000
    Social justice, equity, fairness, giving opportunity to those who have none.
  • Jennifer Hulme
    endorsed 2019-03-14 11:14:33 +0000
    I have recently become ill and have had the huge discomfort of interacting with UK benefits, it has contributed to even more ill health
  • Sue Gates
    endorsed 2019-03-14 09:46:24 +0000
  • Michael Tovey
    endorsed 2019-03-14 08:58:01 +0000
  • Eline Skeide
    endorsed 2019-03-14 08:37:18 +0000
    Automation, human costs of poverty, worker bargaining rights, welfare state bureaucracy
  • Penelope Tindall
    endorsed 2019-03-14 08:05:09 +0000
  • Mark Hooper
    Indycube CBS endorsed 2019-03-14 06:38:21 +0000
    I’m a long time supporter. The need for Basic Income will be inevitable
  • Chris Mole
    endorsed 2019-03-14 06:36:00 +0000
    Emancipation of the working classes, the chance for everybody to reach their potential without being crushed and worn down by poverty.
  • Tchiyiwe T Chihana
    @AfriWoman tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-14 05:23:19 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=9584
  • Tchiyiwe Chihana
    endorsed 2019-03-14 05:22:37 +0000
  • Charlie Hallam
    endorsed 2019-03-14 03:44:12 +0000
    In the face of climate catastrophe we must remove economic violence as a barrier to action and release human creativity in the service of survival. We can’t afford not to.
  • Lilly Hunter
    endorsed 2019-03-14 00:20:59 +0000
    It is one of the most effective methods of improving health in a society.
  • Viola Wiebe
    endorsed 2019-03-13 22:20:51 +0000
  • Peter Blackledge
    endorsed 2019-03-13 20:41:06 +0000
    It’s a foundation for a just society
  • Robert Bruce
    endorsed 2019-03-13 20:32:39 +0000
    It’s time to empower all our citizens and local communitues with Basic Income, so we can build a better future together – one that leaves no-one behind.
  • Alex Leeder
    endorsed 2019-03-13 20:14:17 +0000
    To promote well-being and citizenship for everyone.
  • Scott Gallop
    endorsed 2019-03-13 18:15:38 +0000
  • Eva Moss
    endorsed 2019-03-12 20:33:14 +0000
    It’s needed everywhere due to rising levels of poverty, lack of opportunity & the coming wave of job losses from A I & automation. Basic Income will help humanity progress to the next level – particularly benefiting women & vulnerable people. There is no valid reason why it shouldn’t be implemented.
  • Tim Brook
    endorsed 2019-03-12 07:48:51 +0000
    I think our benefit system is out dated and i come from a family where both parents work and feel its a incentive to not work and just feel that should not be the case

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