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

Andy Cooper
Roger Cottrell
Oliver Whiteoak
Kieran Parker
Jacob Morris
Hugo Warren
christopher white
Mary Martin
Joanna Turner
nathan williams
Phoebe Pashler
Paul Smith
Chris Glassfield
Brian Hanley
Sharon aldous
Daley Grantham
Gordon Wright
Danial Sharp
Danial Sharp
Joanne Crawford
Damion Page
Sean
Stephen Catterall
Elizabeth Smith
Frederick Gamble
Eddie King
Evelyn Buckley
Erica Thomas
Marie Powell
Gabrielle Stubbs
1,957 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Andy Cooper
    endorsed 2018-08-16 16:21:21 +0100
    A lot of creativity is stifled by financially related depression and mental illness. As long as there is still extra support for those whose costs to meet their basic needs are higher than average due to disability or other circumstances (this should in no way be used as a decrease in social security) this is a really good idea. Also, rather than Universal Credit, this Basic Income would not require extensive bureaucracy and torturous tests to ‘earn’.
  • Roger Cottrell
    endorsed 2018-08-16 15:50:45 +0100
  • Oliver Whiteoak
    endorsed 2018-08-15 18:52:53 +0100
  • Kieran Parker
    endorsed 2018-08-14 21:44:10 +0100
    Common sense
  • Jacob Morris
    endorsed 2018-08-14 18:35:50 +0100
    Everybody deserves food, shelter and water unconditionally; your pursuit in life should not dictate how deserving you are of the basic necessities of life. And besides which, not everybody has the good fortune of being passionate about things in life that they can easily profiteer from. Some of us just want to live our best life and put our dedication into nice art and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.
  • Hugo Warren
    endorsed 2018-08-14 14:51:13 +0100
    It is a step in the right direction.
  • christopher white
    endorsed 2018-08-13 09:31:17 +0100
    It would like to stop people having to fight for disability entitlements which go on to course mental health problems .

    It would cut our homeless problem.
  • Mary Martin
    endorsed 2018-08-13 00:25:24 +0100
    Ensure every citizen can afford the essential basics of life
  • Joanna Turner
    endorsed 2018-08-11 23:45:44 +0100
  • nathan williams
    endorsed 2018-08-10 19:56:41 +0100
    fairness in the world and giving hope and a chance to those who will otherwise never have it.
  • Phoebe Pashler
    endorsed 2018-08-10 13:52:11 +0100
  • Paul Smith
    endorsed 2018-08-09 11:19:04 +0100
  • Chris Glassfield
    endorsed 2018-08-09 11:04:37 +0100
  • Brian Hanley
    endorsed 2018-08-08 17:35:34 +0100
    You Won’t Have To Worry About Your Benefits Stopping, Losing Your Home, And I’m 61 With Heart Problems
  • Sharon aldous
    endorsed via 2018-08-07 22:02:19 +0100
  • Daley Grantham
    endorsed 2018-08-07 20:41:55 +0100
    It would enable people the financial security and peace of mind to reach their full potential.
  • Gordon Wright
    endorsed 2018-08-06 21:52:52 +0100
    ….. it just makes sense
  • Danial Sharp
    endorsed 2018-08-06 07:54:40 +0100
    As a sufferer of mental illness I cannot ride the same rollercoaster as other members of society, My ability to cope is limited but not completely obsolete, and with fears of failure not leading to losing everything in my life I could do at least something safe in the knowledge if i need some room….it would be there to support me…helping me and helping others.
  • Danial Sharp
    endorsed 2018-08-06 07:54:40 +0100
    As a sufferer of mental illness I cannot ride the same rollercoaster as other members of society, My ability to cope is limited but not completely obsolete, and with fears of failure not leading to losing everything in my life I could do at least something safe in the knowledge if i need some room….it would be there to support me…helping me and helping others.
  • Joanne Crawford
    endorsed via 2018-08-05 19:23:27 +0100
  • Damion Page
    endorsed 2018-08-04 20:25:23 +0100
    I used to be on DLA and I’ve tried for PIP 3 times since Feb 2016 but get 0 points every time so for that reason and because I think everyone deserve an income that’s the reason sign this for
  • Sean
    endorsed 2018-08-04 13:25:03 +0100
    Simplification of the benefits system. Abolition of poverty. A chance to give young people the very best start in life without having to worry about finances.
  • Stephen Catterall
    endorsed 2018-08-03 19:39:37 +0100
    It’s a brilliant simple idea progressive and relieving of poverty its a genuine way for society to evolve
  • Elizabeth Smith
    endorsed 2018-08-03 08:43:18 +0100
  • Frederick Gamble
    endorsed 2018-08-02 18:03:53 +0100
    Fed up with being poor and stressed on a low income.
  • Eddie King
    endorsed 2018-08-02 16:50:47 +0100
  • Evelyn Buckley
    endorsed 2018-08-02 16:23:03 +0100
    Fairer distribution of wealth
  • Erica Thomas
    endorsed 2018-08-02 14:30:29 +0100
  • Marie Powell
    endorsed 2018-08-02 11:07:35 +0100
    This scheme would distribute welfare funds evenly and fairly, allowing hard workers to reduce hours and enjoy better quality of life, thereby creating more jobs to fill those hours. The extra money in people’s pockets could stimulate the economy by encouraging spending and reducing debt. The unemployed would have work opened up to them with the opportunity to take up education or start a business and the flexibility to take the hours appropriate to their circumstances rather than have to commit to full time work, which can be difficult for parents, carers or those with health problems. The even distribution of wealth would offer a safety net to all and avoid absolute poverty faced by many in the current climate. It could reduce crime and give confidence to people to seek out success.
  • Gabrielle Stubbs
    endorsed 2018-08-02 10:32:41 +0100
    Universal credit system causes hardship to 20% claimants per Sky TV news , have also read on line that Universal Credit is costly and is unfit for purpose . In next 10 years or so, majority of jobs will be lost to automation . Arrangements for a basic living amount need to made , now , to avoid mass poverty and all associated problems like crime/thefts – and loss of hope leading to mental health deterioration ( depression and so on).

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