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

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  • endorsed 2017-04-25 08:22:42 +0100
    Working directly with those on low incomes and no incomes it is becoming increasingly clear that much of what we do by way of ‘support’ is providing work for a few but not addressing the issue that indivudals and families just need unrestricted money and do not have to go to multiple organisations for bits and pieces. Something to provide that first cushion for all is critical and may also increase more philanthropy from those that do not require this income.
  • endorsed 2017-04-24 22:05:22 +0100
    The most sensible way to end poverty and stop benefit trap.
  • endorsed 2017-04-24 12:51:29 +0100
    To give greater support to entrepreneurially-minded people to found their own businesses. Currently, a big stumbling-block is a lack of assets or stability within the first couple of years. With a UBI, I believe the enhanced security will provide a base from which our economy can best support small and fast-growing enterprises.
  • endorsed 2017-04-24 11:08:12 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-04-23 13:54:26 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-04-20 19:35:36 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-04-19 22:25:06 +0100
    Now, not only is physical work being automated, but complex mental and creative work too. Many (if not most) humans will not be able to compete. Technological unemployment is coming. Basic income is the way to de-link the right to exist from paid employment. Humans value, and have always valued, many things over economic productivity. Social pleasures, aesthetic pleasures, artistic achievements, scientific, geographical and historical discovery, volunteering and other forms of caring have always been more respected and appreciated than blunt financial wealth. Basic income will help us re-balance society to give more weight to these facets of human achievement once more.
  • endorsed 2017-04-18 06:16:26 +0100
    It is a step in eliminating the need to ‘earn a living’
  • endorsed via 2017-04-17 19:38:06 +0100
    It is the next step in creating a truly civilised society. It is the only way to ensure that individuals have the autonomy to make real choices and that the economy serves human values. Without it, we have an economy that is driven by fear, and the destructive results are all around us.
  • endorsed via 2017-04-17 18:44:37 +0100
  • endorsed 2017-04-17 18:00:55 +0100
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-17 17:56:17 +0100
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  • endorsed 2017-04-17 17:55:45 +0100
    As computer technology becomes exponentially more sophisticated and automation becomes ubiquitous UBI is a necessity. It’s the only way to guarantee a fair and meritorious society.
  • endorsed 2017-04-17 14:51:26 +0100
    UBI is just a no-brainer for a post work automated society
  • 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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  • 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.

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