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

Dafydd Williams
Clive Hopper
James Brassil
mark parry
Patricia Slattery
Lauren Bryan
Joe Twigg
Ryan McClorey
Dovydas Narkus
Rebecca Webb
Roger Humphreys
Augustine Manga
Sophie Pearson
Guest Guest
Luke Perry
Elizabeth White
hukrajkhan83@gmail.c
Hukraj Khan
Imogen Sibona
Robert Paul Dragota
Tianna Dash
Craig Fisher
kelly hayes
sam rayner
James Campbell
Nathan Roberts
Peter westbrook
1,957 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Dafydd Williams
    endorsed 2018-09-13 19:05:34 +0100
    Because I have witnessed first hand the demeaning nature of the welfare benefits system!

    I have attended four ATOS assessments and was forced to look for work, unsuitable for my long term mental health condition. Basic Income is the safety net that would enable people who do not subscribe to the ‘Arbeid macht Frei’ school of thought to survive and possibly thrive in the future. Compulsory Work is not the panacea for all ills.
  • Clive Hopper
    endorsed 2018-09-13 15:01:47 +0100
    With experience of the benefits system and changing many jobs the system is totally outdated and inadequate for the purpose. A Basic Income would not only cut out all the bureaucracy, but allow people to choose to work part-time, temp, study or self employ without the ridiculous current benefit ordeal and allow everybody a more fulfilling lifestyle.
  • James Brassil
    endorsed 2018-09-13 14:19:21 +0100
    It would afford people who just work and sleep(not through choice)to make ends meet and pay the rent,the chance to have some down time/do other things apart from work/get creative etc…depression and stress rates would drop substantially i would say
  • mark parry
    endorsed 2018-09-13 13:24:13 +0100
  • Patricia Slattery
    endorsed 2018-09-13 13:15:17 +0100
    We are citizens who should share in the wealth we all help create. This would de stress so many people – freeing us a bit to do things other than always work. It would add to human happiness and what could be more important?
  • Lauren Bryan
    endorsed 2018-09-13 12:22:36 +0100
    I feel that basic income would make everything fair. The current system favours those that know how to cheat it and i feel the ones that truly need it the help done get it. This would be the fairest way to ensure that everyone has the same financial help made available regardless. It will also ensue less Ill feeling amongst people from long term jobless
  • Joe Twigg
    endorsed 2018-09-12 22:48:50 +0100
  • Ryan McClorey
    endorsed 2018-09-12 17:39:35 +0100
  • Dovydas Narkus
    endorsed 2018-09-12 01:11:25 +0100
  • Rebecca Webb
    endorsed 2018-09-11 15:27:56 +0100
  • Roger Humphreys
    endorsed 2018-09-11 08:48:32 +0100
    Artificial Intelligence will displace many jobs at many levels of expertise in the next decades. People will need a breathing space to enable them to re-skill and get back into employment. UBI enables this.
  • Augustine Manga
    @augustine_manga tweeted link to this page. 2018-09-10 17:34:30 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=9436
  • Augustine Manga
    endorsed 2018-09-10 17:33:21 +0100
    I believe it would be needed in the coming decades because jobs will become scarce because artificial intelligence will supplant us. It is currently needed now because we work only to pay our bills, we work but we don’t get our fair share.
  • Sophie Pearson
    endorsed 2018-09-10 13:46:51 +0100
  • Guest Guest
    endorsed 2018-09-10 10:50:14 +0100
  • Luke Perry
    endorsed 2018-09-09 13:25:47 +0100
    I think that the future is looking very uncertain due to Artificial Intelligence set to take over manual jobs and that Jobseekers Allowance and other Unemployment Benefits or Disability Allowances in the UK are already impossible to live on making people and their mental and physical health suffer into early illness.


    For these reasons alone I feel that a Universal Basic Income is not only a moral necessity but also in the 21st Century with so much upheaval and future turbulence not only in the jobs market but with all of the power struggles in Government and wider society suffering in austerity and the unknown future, it is a basic need that everyone should be given a solid base to live on.


    What you do with your money is up to you, but everyone should be able to have the opportunity and access to their basic needs (food, heat, medication, dentistry, clothes, transport, toiletries, ect) and in this current climate that is almost impossible leading to suffering for many which a basic income would help to solve.
  • Elizabeth White
    endorsed 2018-09-09 13:07:56 +0100
    Basic necessities should not have to be earned. People should not worry about where their next meal will come from. If they don’t, they will do better work and it will benefit everyone.
  • hukrajkhan83@gmail.c
    endorsed 2018-09-08 21:42:43 +0100
    Community’s
  • hukrajkhan83@gmail.c
    @hukrajkhan83 tweeted link to this page. 2018-09-08 21:42:03 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=9422
  • Hukraj Khan
    endorsed 2018-09-08 21:41:21 +0100
    Help communitys
  • Imogen Sibona
    endorsed 2018-09-08 07:38:52 +0100
    It’s the right think to offset some of the inequalities of society. Having read Guy Standing’s book on Basic Income, I am convinced there is a real opportunity for this to happen in the UK. But the idea needs much more media attention, public understanding and political support.
  • Robert Paul Dragota
    endorsed 2018-09-07 11:44:25 +0100
    I am pro having the oportunist to look, find, choose and decide the right career. Having the time to choose my career without worrying for luck of money and being force to get a job for money.
  • Tianna Dash
    endorsed 2018-09-07 11:16:44 +0100
    To prevent poverty. Everyone is treated the same which creates fairness and everyone is given the opportunity of financial freedom.
  • Craig Fisher
    endorsed via 2018-09-07 05:30:59 +0100
  • kelly hayes
    endorsed 2018-09-06 13:29:38 +0100
    freedom from financial oppression. to create a more equal society. to prevent people suffering due to poverty
  • sam rayner
    endorsed 2018-09-06 12:44:50 +0100
    I am supporting this because I feel it benefits the needs of the many and doesnt focus on the needs of just a few.
  • James Campbell
    endorsed 2018-09-05 13:12:08 +0100
    I think it is high time we changed the brutality of the welfare system I believe we are as a country obligated to look after all our citizens and help and encourage them to find work without the threat of sanctions or if they choose to live a simple life of for example being a carer or even voluntary work it wont take away the incentive to work infact it will encourage people to work to supplement theyre income
  • Nathan Roberts
    endorsed 2018-09-05 11:05:42 +0100
    A policy that needs to be introduced as soon as possible to benefit everyone.
  • Peter westbrook
    endorsed 2018-09-05 07:32:25 +0100
    Unleash the creative potential of the individual. As Buckminster Fuller put it: “We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.”
  • No Context Lola
    @NoContextLola tweeted link to this page. 2018-09-03 18:18:26 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=9399

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