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

Leonie Tancred
Chirag Gohil
Naomi Lehane
Jenny Cutts
Joanna Mutlow
bill thompson
Heather Monteith
Charles Thompson
Charlie Hobson
tracey cowan
Richard Beresford
rachel yelland
kenneth tierney
Nina Davies
Guy Hske
Vanda Kewley
Joey Hasson
mansaray osman
Julie Wilson
Dominic Hatcher
Paula Eager
Jennifer Sims
1,957 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Leonie Tancred
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-24 12:16:05 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Leonie Tancred
    @leonietancred tweeted link to this page. 2016-11-24 12:16:02 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4424
  • Leonie Tancred
    endorsed 2016-11-24 12:12:53 +0000
    I have many reasons for supporting the basic income, but primarily I want to support a big idea that could help alleviate poverty and reduce inequality: by replacing a welfare system that punishes poor people for their lack of resources.
  • Chirag Gohil
    endorsed 2016-11-24 02:59:40 +0000
    A universal basic income allows everyone regardless if employed or not to pursue dreams and ambitions without having to worry too much if you need enough money to live comfortably and travel which benefits society all together & helps elimination anti social behavior plus encourages unity between people as people are no longer manipulated by lies which cause conflicts between different groups of people.
  • Naomi Lehane
    endorsed 2016-11-23 21:53:33 +0000
  • Jenny Cutts
    endorsed 2016-11-23 21:53:24 +0000
  • Joanna Mutlow
    endorsed 2016-11-23 21:40:46 +0000
    We need a major change to reduce inequality.
  • bill thompson
    endorsed 2016-11-23 17:10:20 +0000
    it is a sensible move towards a sustainable democracy
  • Heather Monteith
    endorsed 2016-11-22 19:29:56 +0000
    I think it is a powerful and workable idea I’d like to see implemented
  • Charles Thompson
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-21 15:18:33 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Charles Thompson
    @takecon tweeted link to this page. 2016-11-21 15:18:29 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4405
  • Charles Thompson
    endorsed 2016-11-21 15:17:51 +0000
    I believe the current work model is increasing not meeting the needs of people & employers. Millions working for low wages subsidised by tax credits etc Many with no work due to the lack of jobs, ill health etc who survive on very basic social security payments. This situation will only get worse as millions of jobs are lost due to mechanisation, robots etc etc We need new radical thinking!!!!
  • Charlie Hobson
    endorsed 2016-11-20 14:51:00 +0000
    I believe there is a rumble of revolution and UBI is the way forwards to a fairer, more equal, possibly greener credentials, and spiritually happy and content population no longer chasing fame and greed but finding more socially enhancing activities to spend our equal and valuable life gift of time.
  • tracey cowan
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-20 12:23:17 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • tracey cowan
    @CowanTracey tweeted link to this page. 2016-11-20 12:23:15 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4401
  • tracey cowan
    endorsed 2016-11-20 12:22:30 +0000
    The rise in food banks homelessness and zero hours contracts is proof that many people do not have enough to provide a decent standard of living
  • Richard Beresford
    endorsed 2016-11-20 09:46:52 +0000
  • rachel yelland
    endorsed 2016-11-19 05:57:11 +0000
    For the sick and disabled, new mothers and fathers, for more leisure time and less working hours for all, to focus on and develop individual talents, for a better life for all.
  • kenneth tierney
    endorsed 2016-11-18 15:09:23 +0000
    A much fairer country as we seem to be getting left behind with a system that is not fit for purpose.
  • Nina Davies
    endorsed via 2016-11-17 16:19:09 +0000
  • Guy Hske
    endorsed 2016-11-17 14:58:14 +0000
  • Vanda Kewley
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-17 12:39:38 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Vanda Kewley
    endorsed 2016-11-17 12:38:27 +0000
    I think it is a creative response to our current situation which gives people back their sense of humanity
  • Joey Hasson
    endorsed 2016-11-16 13:35:36 +0000
  • Mansaray Osman
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-16 11:53:40 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • mansaray osman
    endorsed 2016-11-16 11:52:43 +0000
    i believe with basic income poverty will end and the whole will be as one
  • Julie Wilson
    endorsed 2016-11-16 10:21:20 +0000
  • Dominic Hatcher
    endorsed 2016-11-16 08:57:53 +0000
    I believe basic income is a necessary step in our human evolution & a solution to global poverty.
  • Paula Eager
    endorsed 2016-11-15 22:47:20 +0000
  • Jennifer Sims
    endorsed 2016-11-15 11:15:14 +0000
    I believe it is the only way to support the UK as we move further into job automation.

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