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

Rob MacNeall
Nick Martin
Joe Brown
Rogy Linee
david stainer
chandice aaul
Chris Davies
Meg Hill
Jade Cella
Sam Mattacott
Ainsley graham
Margaret Graham
Matt Nicholas
Jamie Graham
Lewis Elliott
Mark Hassall
Ryan Smith
Will Howard
rose thompson
James Loxston
Annette Keating
peter Verhulsdonk
Neil Sherring
Michael Power
1,943 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Rob MacNeall
    endorsed 2017-02-13 05:02:00 +0000
    I support it as I cant see a reason to not support it. However it should only be for UK born citizens and people who have worked here and contributed for at least 10 years as if its for everybody it would turn into a free for all
  • Nick Martin
    endorsed 2017-02-12 22:34:35 +0000
  • Joe Brown
    endorsed 2017-02-12 18:37:17 +0000
    The benefits outweigh the negatives.
  • Rogy Linee
    endorsed 2017-02-11 15:54:50 +0000
    After I watched a British TV documentation about your current benefit system I not only support the German UBI campaign but also the Brisith. I was shocked to see how people are treated by a British job centre. Aparrently the system literally let people starve only because they can’t work anymore due to sickness for example. A shame!
  • david stainer
    endorsed 2017-02-10 17:31:45 +0000
  • chandice aaul
    endorsed 2017-02-10 12:33:55 +0000
    that way everyone has a chance and less room for people to claim things they shouldn’t be. If done correctly it should help reduce poverty in the UK and maybe even possibly cut down the amount of benefits paid out each year, if basic living wage is in action i would believe there would only be exceptional circumstances for people to claim housing benefits as you will already be receiving an income to cover your housing costs (rent).
  • Chris Davies
    endorsed 2017-02-10 11:40:55 +0000
    The skilled admin work I did twenty years ago is now all done by computers. The work I do today will be rendered obsolete soon enough. If your labour gets devalued, and you can’t find a buyer for it, then what? Employment becomes a game of musical chairs, with more and more people getting excluded.
  • Meg Hill
    endorsed 2017-02-09 13:43:49 +0000
    Jobs disappearing due to robots. Recognising equality and needs of all as citizens.
  • Jade Cella
    endorsed via 2017-02-09 12:03:36 +0000
  • Sam Mattacott
    @samattacott tweeted link to this page. 2017-02-09 10:45:02 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4938
  • Sam Mattacott
    endorsed 2017-02-09 10:44:40 +0000
    I believe it will make living conditions better for everyone sharing this plane of existence
  • Ainsley graham
    endorsed via 2017-02-08 15:31:28 +0000
  • Margaret Graham
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-08 15:12:36 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Margaret Graham
    endorsed via 2017-02-08 15:11:15 +0000
  • Matt Nicholas
    endorsed 2017-02-08 12:26:27 +0000
  • Jamie Graham
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-08 10:32:06 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Jamie Graham
    @scotlad1989 tweeted link to this page. 2017-02-08 10:32:02 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4932
  • Jamie Graham
    endorsed 2017-02-08 10:29:27 +0000
    Both my partner and I work our asses of day in day out a and after paying rent to our landlord, council tax, gas,electric. We barely scrape by. But you have the unemployed who get housing benefit and council tax paid and get their benefit+ which are better off than us who work
  • Lewis Elliott
    endorsed 2017-02-07 23:38:22 +0000
    I believe the time is right to debate whether a basic income reduces multiple inequalities.
  • Mark Hassall
    endorsed 2017-02-06 21:58:44 +0000
    In conjunction with a overhaul of the tax base, the universal basic income will be a crucial step towards providing economic security for all, and establishing a new conception of the commons, whereby every member of our society has the right to share in the wealth created by society. Such a policy will act as an engine not only of security, but of growth and innovation.
  • Ryan Smith
    endorsed 2017-02-06 19:46:56 +0000
    It sounds very simple and easy to understand and I think it would benefit everyone whether they are working or not.
  • Will Howard
    endorsed 2017-02-06 19:22:04 +0000
    To provide everyone with the means to a sustainable and decent standard of living. Not only will it benefit each person it will benefit the entire country and economy
  • rose thompson
    endorsed 2017-02-06 16:27:56 +0000
  • james
    @sendmeluvonbebo tweeted link to this page. 2017-02-05 20:13:59 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4908
  • James Loxston
    endorsed 2017-02-05 20:13:32 +0000
    The Future
  • Annette Keating
    endorsed 2017-02-05 15:57:02 +0000
    To give everyone a reasonable standard of living
  • Peter Verhulsdonk
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-05 15:34:48 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • peter Verhulsdonk
    endorsed 2017-02-05 15:33:27 +0000
  • Neil Sherring
    endorsed 2017-02-05 14:53:53 +0000
    I think it makes sense, and it is fair. For those reasons I doubt that it will happen, but I sincerely hope that I am wrong.

    I am still not clear about how it would be financed.
  • Michael Power
    endorsed 2017-02-04 14:10:59 +0000
    It appears to simplify our present very cumbersome system of benefits

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