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

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
Sean Kinsella
Laurie Calverley
Douglas Peterson
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
1,627 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • 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
  • Sean Kinsella
    endorsed 2018-10-01 20:35:39 +0100
  • Laurie Calverley
    endorsed 2018-09-30 17:23:59 +0100
  • Douglas Peterson
    endorsed 2018-09-30 13:53:03 +0100
  • 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.

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