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

john johnstone
Christine Lynch
Jacob Calland
William Butterworth
Dominic Gozo
Dominic Gozo
andrew scott
Marjorie Caw
Jeffrey Rogers
Mhairi Mair
Carmela Howe
Mantas Siauciunas
Nina Andrade
Lyndsey Nicholls
Murray McKirdle
Josh Croft
Craig Doyle
shane edwards
Alan Rogan
Carl Hart
Stuart Melvin
James Ford
Lucas Summers
Richard Wood
Emma Gaskell
Lee Martin
Neil Parkinson
Patrick Hurley Inclusive Economy Liverpool
Aab Mohamed
vincent broun
1,646 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • john johnstone
    endorsed 2018-10-29 18:49:07 +0000
    I feel it just the right thing to do moving forward as the human race towards a btter future where peoples lives are not dictated by eanings from the moment they are born.
  • Christine Lynch
    endorsed 2018-10-28 17:39:06 +0000
    It is a simple cost effective way of proving everyone with what they need. If you want more money, you get a job or start your own business.
  • Jacob Calland
    endorsed 2018-10-25 00:11:00 +0100
  • William Butterworth
    endorsed 2018-10-24 12:57:37 +0100
    To replace a negative system that encourages the ‘Great British’ taxpayer to see anyone on benefit as a scrounger. Artificial intelligence is going to have a major impact on the job prospects of our sons and daughters and we cannot leave it to corporations and politicians to address this problem alone.
  • Dominic Gozo
    endorsed 2018-10-23 15:28:00 +0100
    Poor people should not be shackled to limited decisions where the rich have unchecked freedom.
  • Dominic Gozo
    endorsed 2018-10-23 15:27:59 +0100
    Poor people should not be shackled to limited decisions where the rich have unchecked freedom.
  • andrew scott
    endorsed 2018-10-19 21:46:13 +0100
    i like the idea unsure how it can work though to be fair
  • Marjorie Caw
    endorsed 2018-10-18 15:28:56 +0100
    The argument that won me was that basic income allows people (especially women) to leave terrible jobs.
  • Jeffrey Rogers
    endorsed 2018-10-16 13:03:41 +0100
    This would, hopefully, eliminate the poor in the UK, once and for all.
  • Mhairi Mair
    endorsed 2018-10-14 18:08:51 +0100
  • Carmela Howe
    endorsed 2018-10-14 11:32:17 +0100
    Always wanted to return to university to become a nurse but never could afford to quit work, UBI could allow people to follow there interests instead of being stuck in dead end jobs because of cost of living. Additionally more of society could Persue interests such as environmental issues and invest more time outside work instead of devoting there week to work, this in turn would additionally help with mental health issues taking the strain off the NHS. Furthermore individuals would be able to save more of their disposable incomes allow more people to get onto the property ladder.
  • Mantas Siauciunas
    endorsed 2018-10-13 13:51:52 +0100
    The gap between poor and rich is at the peak and it’s time to start doing something about the poverty. I believe that basic universal income will not only efficiently will reduce the poverty but it will also provide people with more freedom. As population grows so called good job opportunities are reduced, part-time employment should rise, opening spots for other people to do the same job. The only reason not to do it is the possible economy meltdown which is a serious issue.
  • Nina Andrade
    endorsed 2018-10-12 14:03:16 +0100
  • Lyndsey Nicholls
    endorsed 2018-10-11 19:59:11 +0100
    Dignity & security for all, regardless of background or personal situation.
  • Murray McKirdle
    endorsed 2018-10-11 17:55:11 +0100
  • Josh Croft
    endorsed 2018-10-09 18:35:16 +0100
    Increasing automation will eventually eliminate almost all jobs used by the working class to generate enough money to survive. Waiters, factory workers, farmers, builders, supermarket employees; in 100 years all of these positions will very probably have been totally automated. There will be no way for the working class to survive without a universal basic income when this point arrives.

    I support a slow process of reform towards a UBI system as automation progresses.
  • Craig Doyle
    endorsed 2018-10-09 11:56:14 +0100
    The economic, moral, health and humanitarian arguments are compelling
  • shane edwards
    endorsed 2018-10-08 21:08:33 +0100
    I’m surporting it because the current welfare system is wrong these organisations like the job center want us look for work, but they are making it hard in to getting a decent education if you havent got the money. The way things going with automation there wont be any job in the future. We could all go to university and and spend thousands of pounds and get high skilled jobs but what if we all doing it for nothing for some corporation to robotise all jobs i think society needs to evolve the way we think about work we could achieve abundant society and pursue are dreams in doing sports or educating people in keeping healthy and learn things like how can we clean up are enviroment make education fun for all ages and people would be more caring crime rate would drop people would have more time to do things they enjoy but would construbute in solveing problems
  • Alan Rogan
    endorsed 2018-10-07 17:38:11 +0100
    Equitable, non-divisive, uncontentious, work promoting.
  • Carl Hart
    endorsed 2018-10-06 00:08:04 +0100
  • Stuart Melvin
    endorsed 2018-10-05 14:53:05 +0100
  • James Ford
    endorsed 2018-10-04 19:01:33 +0100
  • Lucas Summers
    endorsed 2018-10-04 18:22:08 +0100
    Allow those who want to succeed further not be limited by basic requirements such as living costs.
  • Richard Wood
    endorsed 2018-10-03 15:34:49 +0100
  • Emma Gaskell
    endorsed 2018-10-03 09:46:00 +0100
  • Lee Martin
    endorsed 2018-10-03 08:40:38 +0100
    As the uk becomes a 3rd world country its citizens deserve the right to food and housing,
  • Neil Parkinson
    endorsed via 2018-10-02 16:19:11 +0100
  • Patrick Hurley
    Inclusive Economy Liverpool endorsed 2018-10-02 14:44:40 +0100
    To allow people the freedom to live their lives in the way they want to.
  • Aab Mohamed
    endorsed 2018-10-02 14:02:19 +0100
    Income security
  • vincent broun
    endorsed 2018-10-02 11:55:11 +0100
    makes sense

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