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

Lucy Beveridge
james brophy
Lisa Porter
William McCreadie
Yusuf Degri
Cath Dyer
Robert Bruce
Juan de Salgado
William Sadler
Gavin Murray
Marie Ansell
Matthew Haworth
Arran Kinnear
Keith Godfrey
Lance Hambly
Dmitri Aleksejev
Mark Trotter
gary quayle
Anna Brewer
Nicholas Topping
Calvin Barnett
Pia Malene R-S
David Warren
Flo Oakley
Azhar Zaman
Garry Lyndon
Natalie Butler
Emmajane Devereux
1,646 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Lucy Beveridge
    endorsed 2018-04-25 16:26:13 +0100
    Because the current means tested system, with payment rates that are grossly below what is needed to survive- let alone live- allows people no opportunity whatsoever to make something of their lives. You are, in effect, controlled and owned by the State- while also suffering stigma as a ( supposed ) parasite and drain on the taxpayer. UBI would resolve both of these issues: providing it was also sufficient to cover the needs of the sick and disabled
  • james brophy
    endorsed 2018-04-25 15:46:10 +0100
    To get rid of the tax credit system.And give people a chance to to have a comfortable lifestyle or the chance to retrain.
  • Lisa Porter
    endorsed 2018-04-25 13:11:23 +0100
  • William McCreadie
    endorsed 2018-04-25 09:15:19 +0100
    The current benefits system is not fit for purpose
  • Yusuf Degri
    endorsed 2018-04-24 13:41:47 +0100
    I believe it promotes fairness, a better quality of life, removes the ‘benefit trap’, incentives learning & development.


    I think it’s also essential in providing a much needed safety net against the threat of mass unemployment that automation will bring for many.
  • Cath Dyer
    endorsed 2018-04-24 12:41:53 +0100
    The present benefits system is deeply flawed
  • Robert Bruce
    endorsed 2018-04-24 11:01:45 +0100
    To build a new sustainable economic model that empowers all individuals and communities to make their own life choices and achieve their full potential.
  • Juan de Salgado
    endorsed 2018-04-24 07:50:13 +0100
    Help people realise their full potential, free from the struggle for mere survival.
  • William Sadler
    endorsed 2018-04-23 20:30:42 +0100
  • Gavin Murray
    endorsed 2018-04-22 23:17:04 +0100
    Believe it will lead to a fairer society.
  • Marie Ansell
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-22 07:23:22 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Marie Ansell
    endorsed 2018-04-22 07:20:59 +0100
    I have been reading a lot around this issue and it makes complete sense. I have huge fears for the future of my 2 children, both of whom have differing special needs, under the current system. UBI would allow me to enjoy their childhoods and help them fulfil their personal potential without constantly worrying about how they will survive as adults and forcing them to compete in this ‘survival of the fittest’ when they are just not the fittest.
  • Matthew Haworth
    endorsed 2018-04-19 13:29:15 +0100
    With automation coming in we will see fewer and fewer jobs, not only that the NHS is crippled due the amount of ill health which i believe due to long working hours are major factor in stress related illness and obesity.
  • Arran Kinnear
    endorsed 2018-04-19 08:09:19 +0100
    every piece of evidence we have says we need one. It gives people a base to fall back on.
  • Keith Godfrey
    endorsed 2018-04-19 06:35:11 +0100
    To stoo the weast of talant and make a better world
  • Lance Hambly
    endorsed 2018-04-18 10:20:46 +0100
  • Dmitri Aleksejev
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-17 23:13:12 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Dmitri Aleksejev
    endorsed 2018-04-17 23:12:23 +0100
    Would be interesting to see how it’ll impact our society and plus this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl39KHS07Xc
  • Mark Trotter
    endorsed 2018-04-17 10:13:53 +0100
    For the emancipation of the proletariat
  • gary quayle
    endorsed 2018-04-12 20:37:43 +0100
  • Anna Brewer
    endorsed 2018-04-12 14:44:05 +0100
  • Nicholas Topping
    endorsed 2018-04-11 22:51:41 +0100
  • Calvin Barnett
    endorsed 2018-04-11 12:39:19 +0100
    I think that the nature of the economy as it is with so much wealth being generated and then concentrated in this pyramid top down society is stilling to the development of the majority.

    There is so much automation that most of the first world societies and surprisingly soon the rest of the developing world will not have jobs, apart from those individuals who create and maintain the automated systems. Technology will effect all aspects of society at all levels unfortunately we cannot all be creative but with the abundance that is created there should be a fair distribution as apposed to concentration of the wealth generated.
  • Pia Malene R-S
    endorsed 2018-04-10 15:29:13 +0100
  • David Warren
    endorsed 2018-04-09 23:12:15 +0100
  • Flo Oakley
    endorsed 2018-04-09 17:41:20 +0100
  • Azhar Zaman
    endorsed 2018-04-09 11:58:12 +0100
    It will benefit everyone
  • Garry Lyndon
    endorsed 2018-04-08 14:32:27 +0100
  • Natalie Butler
    endorsed 2018-04-08 09:47:22 +0100
    It makes sense in a modern economy. Not only will UBI reduce poverty, but it will support people to set up their own business, study, volunteer or care for others, which will benefit us all.
  • Emmajane Devereux
    endorsed 2018-04-07 21:15:32 +0100
    Makes things even between the working and non working ie why shouldn’t everyone be entitled to free child care as a full time working mother I find it very hard to find nursery fees and live so this extra money would go along way to helping to helping working families at the lower end of the pay scale

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