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

Emma De Morgan
Martin Napper
Garrie Powers
Jamie Stanley Mailman / ZM Music
Aaron Stephenson
Richard Eve
Carrie Jones
Zoe Van-Cauter
Susan Logan
Alastair Malcolm
sheila Bentley
Paul Warren
Charles Clarke
Billie Downer
Lief Schneider
Helen Monks
Pablo Rojas
Jannine Hale
Alice McFarlane
Alice McFarlane
Andrew Moran
Ben MacDow
Lois Hinshelwood
russell pollard
Louise Taylor
Chante Polin
James Lapham
George Boyd
Esther Cole
1,815 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Emma De Morgan
    endorsed 2019-01-25 16:43:47 +0000
  • Martin Napper
    endorsed 2019-01-25 15:18:50 +0000
    It means all the people who do unpaid work, caring for relatives, childcare, charity work etc get paid for being part of society. It will also mean people working jobs that they do not enjoy are able to stop doing them without the worry of not being able to eat or house themselves and thus it will create more work for people who do want to work.
  • Garrie Powers
    endorsed 2019-01-25 15:15:16 +0000
  • Jamie Stanley
    Mailman / ZM Music endorsed 2019-01-25 15:00:12 +0000
    26 people own half the wealth of the planet. Capitalism ate itself and got too fat to move. Universal Basic Income is a no brainer.
  • Aaron Stephenson
    endorsed 2019-01-25 14:51:56 +0000
    I’m autistic and have mental health issues. Despite this, I am able to do some work but the current system is penalazing . Instead of encouraging you to work, you’re forced to work and the options available will leave you worse off. I’m also a guitarist and musician but it’s a struggle to persue any goals in this field if there’s no prior financial help to kickstart. Then there’s the stigma of being on means tested benefits, which others don’t claim, that you’re on their tax payers money and thus you might not want to get anything that’s a certain price tag and stick to bread, butter and smart price shoose. A non means tested Standard Living Allowance means that you won’t be penalised for trying to improve your life, despite any difficulties you may have and others will not criticise you for receiving money that they will also receive. It also promotes equality, happier healthier lives, independence and autonomy, which local authorities and health care providers are campaigning for and less mental health stress problems. It could also potentially lead to a decrease in homelessness, poverty, begging and drug/alcohol dependence. There will also be less penalising in terms of claiming something you’re not entitled to. Less lawsuits and charges. And since it’s not means tested, you’ll feel less guilty for doing activities that would improve your mental health, such as going on a short break/holiday.
  • Richard Eve
    endorsed 2019-01-25 14:35:19 +0000
    To increase individual empowerment
  • Carrie Jones
    endorsed 2019-01-25 14:23:11 +0000
    Because more and more people are losing job every day, not having single penny to their name, because they’re been sanctioned by Department working pensions. This is leaving people destitute! Having basis income will lift people out of poverty. WE NEED THIS NOW!
  • Zoe Van-Cauter
    endorsed 2019-01-25 14:18:05 +0000
    It is time for a system that helps those in need.
  • Susan Logan
    endorsed 2019-01-25 14:16:43 +0000
    Fairest way to treat everyone
  • Alastair Malcolm
    endorsed 2019-01-25 13:43:51 +0000
    For a less unequal society
  • sheila Bentley
    endorsed 2019-01-25 13:36:32 +0000
  • Paul Warren
    endorsed 2019-01-25 13:16:16 +0000
  • Charles Clarke
    endorsed 2019-01-24 20:02:54 +0000
    I want to bring down the economic system and have it replaced with one that works in the interest most of the people. Not one that provides opulence for the tiny few and the rest can starve and suffer stressful work.
  • Billie Downer
    endorsed 2019-01-24 11:50:51 +0000
  • Lief Schneider
    endorsed 2019-01-21 23:03:43 +0000
    Because it will reduce the stress, anxiety and bitterness that destabilises and brutalises society. Walking past homeless people and knowing there are poor children whose parents cannot give them basic needs desensitises the population, which is dangerous. Most of all, it gives something to everyone and brings everyone together in a common cause.
  • Helen Monks
    endorsed 2019-01-21 08:22:48 +0000
  • Pablo Rojas
    endorsed 2019-01-17 09:26:33 +0000
    On a personal level I could have a more balanced life. On a wider level it could mean living in a more balanced society.
  • Jannine Hale
    endorsed 2019-01-16 06:57:52 +0000
    It would get me out of the poverty trap. It would enable me to pay my rent and bills and whatever I work for would buy food, car, holidays for my kids etc. It’s an incentive to work because no one could live on the basic income amount, so you would have to work. It would also massively boost the economy as people would have money to spend on the high street, leisure and entertainments etc.
  • Alice McFarlane
    endorsed 2019-01-15 21:41:42 +0000
  • Alice McFarlane
    endorsed 2019-01-15 21:41:13 +0000
  • Andrew Moran
    endorsed 2019-01-15 17:00:53 +0000
  • Ben MacDow
    endorsed 2019-01-15 02:04:37 +0000
    UBI would give people the security to embark on what they want to do, allowing work to be enjoyable rather than stressful, improve motivation and productivity, and reduce stress and illness
  • Lois Hinshelwood
    endorsed 2019-01-12 16:09:40 +0000
    Agree with universal basic income – I think it would allow people to embark on things passionately rather than as a necessity.
  • russell pollard
    endorsed 2019-01-12 09:38:29 +0000
    It would end all issues with universal credit and other benefit systems and would end costly bureaucracy . People may opt to retire earlier opening up higher paid jobs for younger people to take up. While social mobility is still a concern. it would allow a lot of working class people to become self employed.
  • Louise Taylor
    endorsed 2019-01-09 15:47:29 +0000
  • Chante Polin
    endorsed 2019-01-09 13:34:10 +0000
    After reading Utopia for Realists the benefits of a basic income, financially, socially and economicallywere made so clear. I would love to see this come to pass as soon as possible!
  • James Lapham
    endorsed 2019-01-08 14:14:17 +0000
    Give people the freedom to enjoy their job and reduce stress while at work.
  • George Boyd
    endorsed via 2019-01-07 12:29:09 +0000
    emancipation from an increasingly corrupt capitalist system rigged in favour of employers, freedom from having to be on street & homeless eradication, extreme poverty.
  • Esther Cole
    @iamesthercole tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-06 18:17:55 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=9856
  • Esther Cole
    endorsed 2019-01-06 18:17:22 +0000
    I’m an aspiring artist without much support from family. I work and study for a better future but studying has only put me into more debt with no security and I can only afford to pay bills. I can’t afford to create music or launch any of my business ideas. Plus I have bad credit from growing up in care, living independently from 16 without any knowledge of how to budget or save.

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