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

Daniel Slezak
Melanie Skinner
Mike Shone
Wendy Armour
Christine Steel
Aran Jones
Andy Middleton
Lance Todd
Pradeep Jee
Peter Westbrook Harmonia Institute/Harmonia Communications
Jill Franklin
ravinder bhatti
Glenn Adams
Saleem Ali
Kevin Tipler
James Woodwright
Karl Miosga
Martin Scott
Bruce Nixon Creating a just, sustainable and non-violent world http://www.brucenixon.com/21stCenturyRevolution.html
Ajit Patel
ravinder bhatti
Josh Harvey
trevor newton
Sophie Morgan
1,511 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Daniel Slezak
    endorsed 2017-09-07 09:08:24 +0100
  • Melanie Skinner
    endorsed via 2017-09-07 06:56:24 +0100
    This would restore dignity to all people instead of being reserved for certain classes. It would solve homelessness, make food banks redundant and allow everyone to live fulfilling lives.
  • Mike Shone
    endorsed via 2017-09-07 02:11:19 +0100
    Adequate income from work is unavaialble to some and will be increasingly so , society’s need to institute a basic income
  • Wendy Armour
    endorsed 2017-09-06 20:09:30 +0100
  • Christine Steel
    endorsed 2017-09-06 19:02:16 +0100
    I think it would help to eradicate poverty and also help people on low wages and those on full rent/council tax. Would also give local economies a great boost to.
  • Aran Jones
    endorsed via 2017-09-06 09:45:46 +0100
    Basic income is the solution that will unleash the full potential of humanity.
  • Love & Peace
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-06 02:03:57 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Love & Peace
    @andym6228 tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-06 02:03:53 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=6941
  • Andy Middleton
    endorsed 2017-09-06 02:02:38 +0100
  • Lance Todd
    endorsed 2017-09-05 23:32:24 +0100
    The modern world has become more automated. A lot of jobs are being made redundant by computers and robots. Giving everyone of a set age a living wage would also take the huge burden of benefits off their shoulders ie signing on if unemployed. I also think that those who are unemployed would get a boost from getting UBI and knowing that they will get this payment it will spur them on to get employment.
  • Pradeep Jee
    endorsed 2017-09-05 23:03:21 +0100
    I believe it is a great idea which will liberate man from the druggery of survival and help him harness his potential
  • Peter Westbrook
    Harmonia Institute/Harmonia Communications endorsed 2017-09-05 10:04:03 +0100
    Necessity for basic human needs in the 21st Century
  • Jill Franklin
    endorsed 2017-09-05 08:56:55 +0100
    The growing gap between rich and poor is alarming. Universal income provides the poorest with statutory support but, almost as importantly, with a stake in a society which will otherwise recede from them, leaving them stranded, utterly powerless and ultimately dispensable.
  • ravinder bhatti
    endorsed 2017-09-04 19:01:17 +0100
  • Glenn Adams
    endorsed 2017-09-04 12:24:27 +0100
    People require the means to live and there are fewer and fewer jobs, the government does nothing but help big business which benefits those at the top alone, the divide is growing as is discontent.
  • Saleem Ali
    endorsed 2017-09-04 10:54:49 +0100
    would help.
  • Kevin Tipler
    endorsed 2017-09-03 10:07:32 +0100
    The welfare system does nothing to relieve poverty and needs reforming. A basic income should be at the heart of this reform.
  • James Woodwright
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-02 01:02:53 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • James Woodwright
    @JamesWoodwright tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-02 01:02:49 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=7069
  • James Woodwright
    endorsed 2017-09-02 01:02:11 +0100
  • Karl Miosga
    endorsed 2017-09-01 22:32:24 +0100
  • Martin Scott
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-31 22:01:08 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Martin Scott
    endorsed 2017-08-31 21:59:54 +0100
    I am only able to find part time work and struggle with every day costs, as i live at home with parents I am unable to get help with my bills and board. I sometimes have less than £40 A week to live off after I paid e everything. This is defiantly a hard time we live in.
  • Bruce Nixon
    Creating a just, sustainable and non-violent world http://www.brucenixon.com/21stCenturyRevolution.html endorsed 2017-08-30 12:51:01 +0100
    The time has come for everyone to have a Basic Income. There is already ample wealth to sustain a basic income. The 85 richest people on the planet have the same wealth as the poorest 50% (3.5 billion people).

    Now five men own almost as much wealth as half the world’s population. Britain’s current richest 100 had the same wealth as 30% of UK households. In the new scientific age the wealth of the few will grow even more. Many jobs will be unnecessary; many will be done by robots. Humans will be able to focus on those that require humans, caring jobs that require heart and spirit, work in the creative arts – jobs that are currently precarious or underpaid. People will be enabled to work less hours or days and spend more time with family and dear ones. The dream of William Morris in News from Nowhere will become a possibility.
  • Ajit Patel
    endorsed 2017-08-28 23:55:32 +0100
  • ravinder bhatti
    endorsed 2017-08-28 19:21:33 +0100
  • Josh Harvey
    endorsed 2017-08-28 15:22:02 +0100
    We need to prepare for the automation of work coming over the next few decades. A Universal Basic Income will give people more freedom to work on what they truly want to as regular career work dwindles.
  • Trevor Newton
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-28 12:45:21 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • trevor newton
    endorsed 2017-08-28 12:44:42 +0100
  • Sophie Morgan
    endorsed 2017-08-25 09:57:16 +0100

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