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

Kamil Bublis
Hannah O'Mahoney
Sion Tetlow
Joshua Buckle
Niall Askew
Natalie Bennett
Frederick Gamble
Andrew Simm
Elamin Hussain
Helen Simmen
david daulby
Alexandru Simion
Laurence Droy
Catherine Foot
Christopher McGuire
Thomas Crawley
ryan johnson
Gary Law
Andy Baker
Elaine Richardson
Ryan Adcock
Evan Baker
Daniel Hynes
Luke Alderson
Steven Lawer
eddie callen
Rose Chacko
Elek Horváth
1,817 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Kamil Bublis
    endorsed 2018-09-28 14:14:18 +0100
  • Hannah O'Mahoney
    endorsed via 2018-09-28 09:00:59 +0100
  • Sion Tetlow
    endorsed 2018-09-27 14:29:09 +0100
    To temper the damage done by austerity and welfare reform in the UK. To give the most vulnerable in society some basic assistance and security.
  • Joshua Buckle
    endorsed 2018-09-25 18:06:43 +0100
    I believe in a basic income because I do think that such a scheme will reduce poverty, crime, fraud and much more choice for the person in general, I also believe that a Basic Income will a lot more easier to understand instead of a complex benefits system which nobody understands, that can lead to accidental or even for someone to abuse the system on purpose.
  • Niall Askew
    @NiallAskew1 tweeted link to this page. 2018-09-24 10:12:26 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=9581
  • Niall Askew
    endorsed 2018-09-24 10:12:05 +0100
    I believe it could have major positive effects on the country by encouraging people to work harder instead of taking money off them after they earn above a certain amount.
  • Natalie Bennett
    endorsed 2018-09-24 09:46:39 +0100
  • Frederick Gamble
    endorsed 2018-09-23 17:31:09 +0100
    To give all underprivileged people a secure base to work from.
  • Andrew Simm
    endorsed 2018-09-23 15:05:01 +0100
    I would like to see a society where work becomes a choice rather than a necessity to live with the power put firmly back in the hands of the employee. It would also remove the stigma of benefits for the sick and disabled.
  • Elamin Hussain
    endorsed 2018-09-23 13:25:58 +0100
    Fairness, security, clarity, stress-free, smart, money-saver, time-saver, building-saver, energy-saver: just thinking about all of these saved resources and what we can do with it.
  • Helen Simmen
    endorsed 2018-09-23 10:33:27 +0100
    To support mothers in the work that they do in the home
  • david daulby
    endorsed 2018-09-23 10:11:16 +0100
    Because it makes sense to look after the people and if every one had more money ey to spend it would boost the economy and local businesses
  • Alexandru Simion
    endorsed 2018-09-21 18:44:50 +0100
  • Laurence Droy
    endorsed 2018-09-20 22:31:33 +0100
    It’s an ethical way of tackling inequality and poverty in a modern economy.
  • Catherine Foot
    endorsed 2018-09-20 13:19:27 +0100
  • Christopher McGuire
    endorsed 2018-09-19 22:40:11 +0100
    It’s fair… it’s affordable… it would be good for the economy and good for mental and physical well being.
  • Tom Crawley
    @CrawleyTom tweeted link to this page. 2018-09-19 18:28:35 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=9528
  • Thomas Crawley
    endorsed via 2018-09-19 18:28:18 +0100
    Give workers more power, address issues of automation, and stop letting people go without basic necessities.
  • ryan johnson
    endorsed 2018-09-19 18:22:53 +0100
    I feel like this may help single mums
  • Gary Law
    endorsed 2018-09-19 18:01:27 +0100
    Make the system system easier to administer and fairer.
  • Andy Baker
    endorsed via 2018-09-19 16:43:24 +0100
  • Elaine Richardson
    endorsed via 2018-09-19 13:09:17 +0100
    Basic decency and economic sanity
  • Ryan Adcock
    endorsed via 2018-09-19 12:28:24 +0100
    Just Cause
  • Evan Baker
    endorsed via 2018-09-19 11:34:02 +0100
  • Daniel Hynes
    endorsed 2018-09-19 11:24:13 +0100
    everyone should have ubi end poverty and make work pay
  • Luke Alderson
    endorsed 2018-09-19 10:54:40 +0100
    It is the only solution I have seen proposed which would work in a world with large scale workplace automation, and as a serious topic, it needs further discussion within the UK parliament.
  • Steven Lawer
    endorsed 2018-09-17 08:55:45 +0100
  • eddie callen
    endorsed 2018-09-16 23:21:26 +0100
    Basic IncomeUK have already very succinctly stated it for me!!
  • Rose Chacko
    endorsed 2018-09-16 16:02:40 +0100
    I think the current UK benefit system does not work and is so difficult for so many people to access who really need it. Basic income would mean everyone could focus on what they want to do without needing to worry about surviving.
  • Elek Horváth
    endorsed via 2018-09-16 09:31:36 +0100
    It would help me do what I really love to do, I would like to live in a world where is the motivation to work is not fear of survival and/or a sense of duty but comes from a pure desire to love and express our true self passions, and desires and the UBI would help that!

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