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

Red Button Theatre & Film Co-Operative
1,355 endorsements
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-06-10 12:16:59 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • @davidwinterPHC tweeted link to this page. 2017-06-10 12:16:57 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=5565
  • endorsed 2017-06-10 12:15:34 +0100
    I am a relatively high wage earner and I would say also an entrepreneur, though the mistakes I have made are more than the successes and I have spiraled into a state of debt such that each contract I get feeds a black hole. One day I hope to be debt free and have a positive balance enough to ensure some kind of security. Now, I have just secured a job after 8 months of unemployment. I haven’t taken unemployment benefit because it’s a demeaning bureaucratic mess and I always try to remain positive in outlook. Had I been freed from the worry of keeping food on the table and losing my house my productivity would have been more than tripled over this 8 months and I could probably have done more justice to my voluntary project http://www.telford.phcportal.com/od/Plantation – multiply my situation by the whole nation and the collective effect of freeing millions of minds with a basic income will benefit the whole economy to a degree that I believe would astound us all.
  • endorsed 2017-06-09 09:34:25 +0100
    I believe that basic income is a more equitable distribution of wealth and would give all citizens a state of worth within society I also believe from a lay-mans point of view it will be extremely difficult to impliment
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-06-08 21:43:57 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • @davidredbutton tweeted link to this page. 2017-06-08 21:43:54 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4070
  • Red Button Theatre & Film Co-Operative endorsed 2017-06-08 21:43:08 +0100
    Life is not about work. It is about Freedom. With Basic Income there comes a Freedom. With the current Benefit System we are all slaves to it. It encourages resentment with people encouraged to judge others. We are human souls not robotic machines. Basic Income will give Free Spirits a dignity that they currently lack.
  • endorsed 2017-06-08 17:48:43 +0100
    It is the only way to give dignity to masses
  • endorsed 2017-06-05 21:16:19 +0100
    The share of wages in the economy has become too small making the economy creating too few jobs, so not enough jobs for most to have enough to live resonably, we need to reduce the burden of poll-tax-like taxes, rents & regressive taxes, & reduce taxes on lower half incomes on ordinary people, by financing a UBI, from the most progressive levies on higher than median rental value level of ownership of all natural resources & Land, and achieve a cap & compressions on levels of inequalities of wealth & of income over various ratio points on the scales of wealth & income.
  • endorsed 2017-06-05 06:14:40 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-06-03 13:18:41 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-06-03 11:35:41 +0100
    Poverty and inequality are massive and costly social issues. The economy is increasingly stagnant with most growth benefiting a small proportion of the population. Redistribution of wealth is necessary for society and would act to liberate us as individuals.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-06-02 16:29:59 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • endorsed 2017-06-02 16:29:38 +0100
    Because Im tired of being passed around by society!
  • endorsed 2017-06-02 15:51:09 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-06-02 15:51:08 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-06-02 14:42:45 +0100
    It is a travesty that in today era in a first world county we are witnessing a group class of in work poor and out of work poor – a return of social consciousness is needed where there is a level playing field for all. At any point in life we could be inflicted by change, whether that be health related of otherwise, which could lead someone into poverty. The basic income support needs to be in place to provide individuals a dignified quality of life.
  • endorsed 2017-06-02 00:58:09 +0100
    I’ve become my adult disabled sons carer meaning that my professional qualifications are not being used
  • endorsed 2017-06-01 16:12:16 +0100
    Personal experience only, after working 80hr weeks for 10 years purely too provide food and rent with nothing left over i feel i have missed out on both my own life and that of my young son. On the wider scale end poverty, homelessness and hunger…whats not to like?
  • endorsed 2017-05-31 10:18:34 +0100
    There are no excuses, in the 21st century, for people to suffer a lack of basic needs purely based on the income of their parents, social situation or talents
  • endorsed 2017-05-30 18:04:41 +0100
    Society is at a tipping point there is already a massive distribution gap between wealth/income and income through labour. This gap is going to become even more severe as we enter the age of full automation in which large swath of society are likely to become unemployed and there will not be enough time to reeducate these people in advance or neither will there likely be enough alternative job opportunities. To negate all this negative outcomes that are currently forced on society by the current existing financial/economic model we need something to counterbalance and ensure that every person can live in a dignified way otherwise social turmoil will be inevitable
  • endorsed 2017-05-30 17:56:09 +0100
    I’m in the US, but I support this worldwide. There are so many reasons which have already been well explained by others. Overall it’s about basic survival and dignity that all should have just by virtue of being sentient beings, and the freedom to pursue dreams that might change the world for the better for everyone. This world is wealthy enough to do this and therefore should. The only reasons for this not to be done are greed and selfishness by those who have way more than their share, often due to just the luck of the draw, so to speak. And this needs to include good medical coverage provided as part of the program. Sadly many of the powers that be in the US don’t want to treat medical care as a basic right, let alone a living income. To me, only the foolish can’t see why this would be good on so many levels.
  • endorsed 2017-05-30 14:43:24 +0100
    I pushed it to become GMB Union policy, which it now is. Technology is changing the economy in a substantial way, and it is driving a shift to more ireegular and precarous working.
  • endorsed 2017-05-30 12:12:09 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-05-30 12:00:00 +0100
    Get rid of poverty
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-28 12:00:36 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • endorsed 2017-05-28 12:00:04 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-05-27 20:21:09 +0100
    Guy Standings book “Basic Income” explains it all from a moral point. And only the blind could not see the arrival of AI and the massive loss of all levels of jobs. It will keep a workable economy and prevent huge civil unrest.
  • endorsed 2017-05-27 17:43:29 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-05-26 21:50:59 +0100
    because I think it is for the good for everyone.

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