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

1,258 endorsements
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  • endorsed 2017-04-17 10:55:39 +0100
    It is blindingly obvious that the current system doesn’t work and hasn’t worked for at least 2/3 decades. Technology is eradicating jobs faster than the population and politics can adapt, the future is already here. The banking system, insurance companies and the vast majority of global/national companies operate without any concern beyond making profit for their shareholders. These organisations in general are contributing nothing to societies well being. The implications for society, democracy and the rule of law are significant. If we don’t act to change the circumstances for the vast majority of the population, we only need to look at history to see how the effected population will react. If we free peoples time to be more healthy our health costs will reduce dramatically, an increasing number of people will chose to get involved in their communities, be there to support their families and thereby reduce the need for social care. People being free to develop their real interests could lead to imaginative new business breakthroughs that under the current system will never see the light of day. The possibilities are endless but sticking with the status quo simply isn’t going to work out well for rich or poor.
  • endorsed 2017-04-16 22:12:56 +0100
    I believe it will solve many of the problems we face today such as health problems from being overworked, being forced to stay in a job we hate to pay bills, fear of achieving our dreams, not being able to spend time with our children and behaviour issues in schools. Previous studies in other countries have shown that the health and wellbeing of the people have improved as a result of basic income. Isn’t that what we need to make Britain great again. A Britain rebuilt by happy, thriving individuals not stressed and overworked ones.
  • endorsed 2017-04-16 21:59:16 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-04-15 14:50:03 +0100
    Because the radical issues we face can only be solved by radical solutions. It’s time to move forward again politically.
  • endorsed 2017-04-15 12:37:35 +0100
    To alleviate the problems caused currently by birth inequality and those of the future caused by the disappearance of jobs.
  • endorsed 2017-04-15 08:28:58 +0100
    The only way to solve our present and future workforce issues.
  • endorsed 2017-04-13 23:14:10 +0100
    Technology continues to take over job roles; a reason I refuse to use self-service checkouts. A Citizens Income, providing it is set at a realistic amount, should reduce the dependency of people on food banks and encourage some to take on jobs which are low pay or to volunteer. It may even help reduce the number of homeless. Away from the greedy capitalists a Citizens Income would surely have far more benefits than negatives, and because every citizen will be eligible there will be no discrimination, no DWP witch Hunt, and no benefit fraud.
  • endorsed 2017-04-13 22:33:09 +0100
    Better quality of life
  • endorsed via 2017-04-10 10:55:19 +0100
    It would help solve many issues, lead to people living happier, healthier lives and remove the stigma that has been created by the current, outdated, benefits system.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-10 10:30:52 +0100
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  • @DanShentonLives tweeted link to this page. 2017-04-10 10:30:49 +0100
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  • endorsed 2017-04-10 10:28:58 +0100
    I think it’s a far fairer system – and more intelligible- than the current benefits system. It insures against job loss due to automation and lays the groundwork for the future. If anyone who works is taxed on their income from the get-go this will help pick up the flack.
  • endorsed 2017-04-07 09:38:09 +0100
    Loss of State Pension for WASPI
  • endorsed 2017-04-07 08:49:06 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-04-05 14:48:31 +0100
    As Humans surely we are here to use our full potential than just working to pay bills.
  • endorsed 2017-04-04 15:12:34 +0100
    Respect and dignity for all people. Especially Vulnerable adults even mildly vulnerable Adults with Learning difficulties and Disabilities. Adults who leave social services care can struggle with severe issues. Need space to rest on own or with support family friends. Many artist display vulnerable emotions find it very difficult around non creative people leading to anxiety job loss; not always.

    Those so able to interact should be able to do so freely and those that need or like support own time should be able to do so.

    The entire point of computer age was exactly for this not to keep earning profit for the bossess but to distribute it.
  • endorsed 2017-04-04 11:38:59 +0100
    There are a great many people who suffer illness that are not covered under any form of sickness benefit due to the “common case” being that the illness isn’t severe.

    By having a basic income, such situations would not exist. You could be your own judge of your own capability to work. And in the event that you are not capable of work, you can at least have your very basic needs fulfilled by a basic income scheme.
  • endorsed 2017-04-04 01:47:29 +0100
    I believe basic income is the only solution to the automation revolution.
  • endorsed 2017-04-03 08:12:10 +0100
    A better quality of life for everyone; a stronger democracy; a creative society and more vibrant communities. Seems like a no-brainer!
  • endorsed 2017-04-02 16:32:23 +0100
    Accelerate an optimal and almost certainly inevitable system that provides citizens with more security and freedom.
  • endorsed via 2017-03-31 18:37:26 +0100
    Basic income is the single greatest change we can make as a society that will have the widest possible positive effects across all of society.
  • @LynnMar42209594 tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-31 18:15:26 +0100
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  • endorsed 2017-03-31 18:15:09 +0100
    It’s time people didn’t have to spend their lives worrying about their bills. It’s time to change everything
  • endorsed 2017-03-27 17:37:15 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-03-26 17:37:08 +0100
    I think it is a basic human right to have access to food and shelter. It is a good way to inject money into the economy and provide a safety net for the imminent lack of jobs due to automation within the work place. It is responding on a social level to the problem that the nature of work is changing. I see it as a positive move towards a fairer future for humanity.
  • endorsed 2017-03-26 15:36:37 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-03-24 18:41:18 +0000
    As a person with a mental health condition, made into a disbility by an unequal and discriminatory society, I’ve been forced to fight off FIVE health-jeopardising austerity attacks from the Department of Work and Pensions in the last five years, with more to follow. Scrapping the current godawful misery-&-death-bringing benefits system in favour of Universal Basic Income would be a breath of fresh for all of the UK’s persons with disabilities.
  • endorsed 2017-03-24 12:16:27 +0000
    It will cost less
  • endorsed 2017-03-23 17:11:12 +0000
    It can pay my mortgage and bills, leaving me to invest my own income in my pension pot.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-23 13:59:26 +0000
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