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

Ian Kelly
Liam Jackson
Robert Lyons
M V
Janet Rutter
Dean Mitchell
Alex Lee
Jonathan Duke
Mary Sinclair
Daniel Holden
Andrew Wainwright Green Party
Alan Hyland
Andrew Black
Janet Smith
Ian Ellis
Karen Evans
Mark Sugden
Colin Fraser
Michael Jacobs
Andrew Greenhalgh
Toni Fisher
Tiberio Centi
john mcintosh
Ramin Mokhtari
Hasanain Jaffer
Natalie Jordan
Darrick Cavin
Judith Clegg
1,611 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Ian Kelly
    endorsed 2017-09-26 04:38:04 +0100
    Fairer system, bringing the welfare state into west century
  • Liam Jackson
    endorsed 2017-09-26 02:51:41 +0100
    Extra money to top up the working wage.
  • Robert Lyons
    endorsed 2017-09-25 11:19:49 +0100
    We teach our children from a young age that success is only achievable through good grades and a long career. I think this has stifled possible genius in our culture as well as make illness and poverty worse. People not working feel like a burden and people working judge them as a burden.


    Automation is inevitable as companies look to tech as a cheaper labour option but when that happens there will be a grey period where there are no jobs but a lot of people who can’t claim benefits or get work. We need to put UBI in place as a preventative not a response.
  • M V
    endorsed 2017-09-24 18:16:16 +0100
    I support a basic income for all the ethical and moral reasons it ought to be and for the simple fact that in a FIAT currency system the elites/rich/banks get bailouts/quantatative easing and the lower/middle class get the short end of the stick, velocity of money needs to properly circulate but all we see is cash hoarding that further disadvantages the disadvantaged. Moreover a Universal Basic Income is a wise investment in the future of the individual who gets it and benefits the entire community/country/world because this person will likely spend this money and not hoard it…….
  • Janet Rutter
    endorsed 2017-09-24 10:54:19 +0100
    It offers an option to free people from poverty.
  • Dean Mitchell
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-23 16:26:17 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Dean Mitchell
    endorsed 2017-09-23 16:24:51 +0100
    There’s a crisis in most peoples life, slavery to money, break down in family relationships, life is more than money and yet no one can live without money, its the humanitarian approach to people. Necessary. to reduce poverty and all its symptoms, crime, food banks, abuse of workers and so much more
  • Alex Lee
    endorsed 2017-09-23 15:41:56 +0100
    In order to allow people to retrain and retrade we need to be able to provide an adequate benefit to all. With automation on the rise it is key that we begin that process now.
  • Jonathan Duke
    endorsed 2017-09-23 13:53:22 +0100
    Replace the complex benefits system, and give Citizens more free time to live more rewarding lives.
  • Mary Sinclair
    endorsed 2017-09-22 15:37:50 +0100
  • Daniel Holden
    endorsed via 2017-09-22 14:20:59 +0100
    End poverty, reduce crime, give people the opportunity to care.
  • Andrew Wainwright
    Green Party endorsed 2017-09-22 09:49:03 +0100
    This can eliminate poverty, remove the welfare trap, and end wage slavery. It will protect us from the coming automation crisis, and it’s affordable now. What are we waiting for?
  • Alan Hyland🌹
    @HylandAlan tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-21 13:37:57 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=7284
  • Alan Hyland
    endorsed 2017-09-21 13:37:22 +0100
  • Andrew Black
    endorsed 2017-09-21 08:29:48 +0100
    Think it’s the only way to sustain society in tech job losses
  • Janet Smith
    endorsed 2017-09-20 17:02:00 +0100
    It is a human right
  • Ian Ellis
    endorsed 2017-09-20 17:00:17 +0100
  • Karen Evans
    endorsed 2017-09-20 14:32:01 +0100
    To help eradicate poverty; to ensure a fairer welfare system without causing resentment; to allow people to work part-time, care for parents etc.
  • Mark Sugden
    endorsed 2017-09-20 12:47:19 +0100
    I believe we are at an inflection point for humanity and we aren’t designed to sit in cubicles to support capitalism all day. Humans need to commit to creative, charitable and environmental endeavours, and I feel a UBI would facilitate this.
  • Colin Fraser
    endorsed 2017-09-19 19:30:48 +0100
  • Michael Jacobs
    endorsed 2017-09-19 13:25:27 +0100
    Having this basic income should be a right for every human being in a civilised society.
  • Andrew Greenhalgh
    endorsed 2017-09-18 16:58:35 +0100
    I am a struggling writer/artist studying at open university and have to give this up to work full time, either that or starve and when you have a family this is very grim indeed. I believe the Basic Income will help people (even like me!) to thrive and find their potential and worth. I see no value in working unless you enjoy doing it.
  • Toni Fisher
    endorsed 2017-09-18 15:35:18 +0100
    THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH JOBS BUT THERE IS MUCH WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. I BELIEVE PEOPLE WANT TO DO SOMETHING WITH THEIR TIME WHETHER IT BE CREATIVELY OR VOLUNTEERING IN THE COMMUNITY, WORK THAT WOULD BE UNPAID IN OUR CURRENT SYSTEM. A GUARANTEED INCOME WOULD MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES BETTER PLACES TO LIVE IN.
  • Tiberio Centi
    endorsed 2017-09-18 12:43:46 +0100
    Because robots should be used to improve our living standards not to steal our jobs, we are living in a society that nobody ought to struggle any-more to cover the basic living cost, we have the technology to do jobs more efficiently and more accurately that ought to be used for good causes not to create wealth to a few good men leading multi-nationals organisations who despite the fact that make huge amount of turnover, avoid paying taxes… How much can they eat? Such tax money could be redistributed in the society to maintain the economy and perhaps more time should be invested to create more entrepreneurs or to find ways to keep our beautiful and colourful planet earth green than ever before. We have taken too much for granted from our Planet Earth causing climate changes which are evident only for lucrative purposes, with today’s technology, there should be NOBODY starving and education should be the focus point, globally, thanks to the internet.
  • john mcintosh
    endorsed 2017-09-17 22:03:05 +0100
    getting rid of a system that forces people too beg for money from the dwp. I work nightshift and when this comes in I still will and think there wont be much change for me .
  • Ramin Mokhtari
    endorsed 2017-09-17 02:39:01 +0100
  • Hasanain Jaffer
    endorsed 2017-09-15 16:32:40 +0100
  • Natalie Jordan
    endorsed 2017-09-15 14:39:02 +0100
    People deserve freedom to pursue their own goals, look after loved ones, and develop their potential as human beings. This should be a right for all, not just a lucky few.
  • Darrick Cavin
    endorsed 2017-09-14 20:06:21 +0100
    We really need to bring more light to this subject as well as endorsing this consider signing this petition

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/200045
  • Judith Clegg
    endorsed 2017-09-14 09:18:24 +0100

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