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

Jules Hobbs
Stuart Smith
Munir Bhalloo
Munir Bhalloo
Sadiqali Mohamed-Hussain
Lee Haywood
Lino Boga-Rios
Claire Graham
Julie Davies
Jennifer Hodgson
Dee Stainer
Barrie Hornby
Barrie Hornby
Mel Crowe
Karen Thorpe
Mart Duffy
Moon Leith
Edward Walker
Joshua Kasoma Farmers pride
Lisa Aldous
Philippa Jane Brown
Katherine Gault
G McNamara
Mark Ray
Paul Booker
Tony Goss
Wendy Pillar
1,685 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Jules Hobbs
    endorsed 2017-10-31 20:29:05 +0000
  • Stuart Smith
    endorsed 2017-10-31 16:51:42 +0000
    [A short extract from a recent Guardian article on UBI, by Aditya Chakrabortty]: ‘…Until this year, Järvinen was on dole money; the Finnish equivalent of the jobcentre was always on his case about job applications and training. Ideas flow out of Järvinen as easily as water from a tap, yet he could exercise none of his initiative for fear of arousing bureaucratic scrutiny.

    In one talked-about case last year, an unemployed Finn called Christian was caught carving and selling wooden guitar plectrums. It was more pastime than business, earning him a little more than €2,000 in a year. But the sum was not what angered the authorities, it was the thought that each plectrum had taken up time that could have been spent on official hoop-jumping.’
  • Munir Bhalloo
    endorsed 2017-10-31 10:39:55 +0000
  • Munir Bhalloo
    endorsed 2017-10-31 10:39:54 +0000
  • Sadiqali Mohamed-Hussain
    endorsed 2017-10-31 09:43:49 +0000
    I am one of the Commissioners of BIRMINGHAM POVERTY TRUTH & also an Unpaid Carer.
  • Lee Haywood
    endorsed 2017-10-30 20:54:02 +0000
  • Lino Boga-Rios
    @lbrios27 tweeted link to this page. 2017-10-29 21:13:54 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=7528
  • Lino Boga-Rios
    endorsed 2017-10-29 21:11:49 +0000
  • Claire Graham
    endorsed via 2017-10-29 16:59:10 +0000
    I believe that a basic income would reduce work related stress, lessen the ever increasing mental health problems that are worsened by benefit sanctions, repeated interviews and the stigma that people who are unable to work for whatever reason face for claiming benefits. It would ensure that no one has to rely on food banks, has a roof over their head and has their own say over their working hours, also allowing self employed, entrepreneurs and people wishing to pursue creative avenues that do not necessarily pay immediately or enough to live on in our current situation with increasing rent charges.
  • Julie Davies
    endorsed via 2017-10-28 18:30:33 +0100
  • Jenni Hodgson
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-28 09:40:40 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Jennifer Hodgson
    endorsed 2017-10-28 09:39:48 +0100
    I believe this is the best solution for the economy and for UK citizens. With machines doing more of our jobs we will need to ensure that there are people that can afford to buy the products they are selling and making. The economy will fall to pieces if we don’t find a solution. Also, working in care, I see so much wasted time and money trying to constantly prove that a person is still disabled and can’t work. This is despite the fact that they have permanent diagnosis of severe disabilities. The loss of dignity and the waste of money is completely unnecessary.
  • Dee Stainer
    endorsed 2017-10-27 15:48:41 +0100
    It would mean people wont have to worry about getting assessed for benefits especially those of us that have chronic health issues.
  • Barrie Hornby
    endorsed 2017-10-27 10:33:13 +0100
    One of the most forward thinking, visionary ideas I have heard in my life – ideas like this is what made Britain the dominant global leader of the past. This will give us the foundation to rise again by allowing each individual the freedom to enhance themselves and others both mentally and physically. Our thoughts currently are too pre-occupied on basic needs – lets move on from this medieval mentality
  • Barrie Hornby
    endorsed 2017-10-27 10:33:10 +0100
    One of the most forward thinking, visionary ideas I have heard in my life – ideas like this is what made Britain the dominant global leader of the past. This will give us the foundation to rise again by allowing each individual the freedom to enhance themselves and others both mentally and physically. Our thoughts currently are too pre-occupied on basic needs – lets move on from this medieval mentality
  • Mel Crowe
    endorsed 2017-10-26 22:18:35 +0100
    this is the most decent thing we can do for one another, to start treating each other with decency and dignity, this is the lowest starting point and a move away from financialization to a political system which incorporates compassion.
  • Karen Thorpe
    endorsed 2017-10-26 20:40:28 +0100
    I think it is a great idea, and will bring out the best in people enabling them to Perdue their true talents without the fear of trying to merely survive. A win win situation for society AND individuals, reducing mental illness due to unnecessary stress.
  • Mart Duffy
    endorsed 2017-10-26 14:06:52 +0100
    “UK NEEDS TO BE FAIR TO ALL OF IT’S CITIZENS!”
  • Moon Leith
    endorsed 2017-10-26 12:06:36 +0100
  • Edward Walker
    endorsed via 2017-10-26 11:20:13 +0100
    Most of what most of us do is currently motivated by fear. And we are the least productive people in Europe.
  • Joshua Kasoma
    Farmers pride endorsed 2017-10-26 10:12:53 +0100
    It will help people focus on other needs or wants and not basic needs
  • Lisa Aldous
    endorsed 2017-10-26 09:44:13 +0100
    A basic income would provide security to everyone. The vulnerable are being punished at the moment by being sanctioned or underpaid.
  • Philippa Jane Brown
    endorsed 2017-10-26 06:24:04 +0100
  • Katherine Gault
    endorsed 2017-10-26 03:48:44 +0100
  • G McNamara
    endorsed 2017-10-25 23:27:12 +0100
    It will save lives
  • Mark Ray
    endorsed 2017-10-25 23:01:19 +0100
    I believe everyone has the right to afford food, shelter and warmth
  • Paul Booker
    endorsed 2017-10-25 19:29:59 +0100
    Having a house, energy and food should be a basic human right for every citizen. Only then will every citizen have the opportunity to do whatever they want with their life, not just the privileged few.
  • Tony Goss
    endorsed 2017-10-25 16:48:58 +0100
  • Wendy Pillar
    endorsed 2017-10-25 12:38:46 +0100
  • Brian Craig
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-25 12:31:30 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!

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