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

Dani Senior
Maggie Richards
C Chevalier
Sheila Jane Bentley
Jim Porter
Michael Porter
Christopher Roberts
tony clubbe
Carolyn Harlow
Simon Crawshaw
Gareth Davies
Carol Walker
John Taylor
Teresa Wilson
Paul Budding
Ani Shah
Debbie Foster
Daniel Slezak
Melanie Skinner
Mike Shone
Wendy Armour
Christine Steel
Aran Jones
Andy Middleton
Lance Todd
Pradeep Jee
Peter westbrook Harmonia institute
1,611 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Dani Senior
    endorsed 2017-09-13 14:53:31 +0100
  • Maggie Richards
    endorsed 2017-09-13 14:09:57 +0100
    UBI helps foster equality and dignity
  • C Chevalier
    endorsed 2017-09-13 13:57:23 +0100
  • Sheila Jane Bentley
    endorsed 2017-09-12 20:28:37 +0100
    Because I believe in wealth sharing and opportunity to be able to set up new business and have work life balance and family life and be creative write a book even and enjoy life.
  • Jim Porter
    endorsed via 2017-09-12 19:41:31 +0100
    It seems to be the only way to level inequality
  • Michael Porter
    endorsed 2017-09-12 15:18:57 +0100
    Simplifying benefits system and not having to beg the bureaucrats for crumbs every time we are unemployed or sick. Poverty is violence and I believe a non violent country will then be possible. I also believe it to be unjust that only a chosen few are allowed to create money out of nothing (debt). It is anti-democratic ultimately.
  • Christopher Roberts
    endorsed 2017-09-12 09:59:26 +0100
  • tony clubbe
    endorsed 2017-09-11 00:25:12 +0100
    It is inevitable as a.i. with technologicsl advances obviously mean less work available people to do . Politicians never admit this truth , we must listen to likes of futurists in silicone valley , they ackowledge there is no alternative .
  • Carolyn Harlow
    endorsed 2017-09-09 09:49:11 +0100
    at certain times I have been able to make a valuable contribution and at other times I have not

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/05/swiss-vote-give-basic-income-every-adult-child-marxist-dream
  • Simon Crawshaw
    endorsed 2017-09-09 08:42:06 +0100
  • Gareth Davies
    endorsed 2017-09-09 08:35:25 +0100
    I run an AI Education company. AI will ultimately make life better for all but it will inevitably disrupt jobs and industries and to prepare we need to implement UBS to avoid another “Engels’ pause” and free people up to re-skill, learn and enjoy a new quality life that AI will allow us.
  • Carol Walker
    endorsed 2017-09-08 01:30:08 +0100
    Struggling to work full time until 67 due to health. Penalised for being on benefit either jsa or esa. Trying to keep my home despite bedroom tax. Stressed and anxious, makes health worse. System is inhumane and cruel.
  • John Taylor
    endorsed 2017-09-07 17:42:43 +0100
    Would help poverty and also mean people would not be so reliant on credit, leading to debt. You would not longer need to rely on your credit card, or a pay day loan if you had UBI.
  • Teresa Wilson
    endorsed 2017-09-07 14:43:04 +0100
    It is the only fair way to ensure everyone in society is treated as a dignified and worthwhile human being. Our benefits system is broken, our economic system is broken and many of our people are being broken by both.
  • Paul Budding
    @Paulxxxxx tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-07 12:43:08 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=7136
  • Paul Budding
    endorsed 2017-09-07 12:42:14 +0100
    Whether you are from the left of the political spectrum or the centre right you should still be supportive of Universal Basic Income (UBI) because the former have always been concerned about everyone receiving their fair share and the latter will have to placate their increasingly economically insecure middle class base. Also, if you come at this from a technological perspective (such as Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley) then you understand the necessity of UBI from yet another vantage point. They afterall are the one’s who should know about technological disruption. I am hoping that you will sign my petition. It will eventually be seen by the UK government and by figures at Silicon Valley. It will put pressure on the former and be used to apply pressure by the latter. Moreover anyone will be able to use the petition to apply political pressure hence the UK/U.S. perspective is a bare minimum.

    With regards to myself, I am academically minded albeit too introverted, hence there is psychological reason why I personally would like a Basic Income guarantee. I am not suited to outer world work and it has caused havoc with my finances… I can economize but eventually income has to flow into a bank account otherwise anxiety and debt is the outcome.Hence, all of my income is now derived from £1 or $1 payments to me to keep me working day-in, day-out on this UBI petition. Hence, I ask that if you sign this you also pay me £1 or $1 to keep me working each day on gathering more signatures. I hope you will do that consistent with the philosophy outlined by this Basic Income Site, see here: http://www.yourbasicincome.com/


    The link to the document about my petition is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwJMlIMqcGQvUmhjMlhDMW5VSUU/view Please read it and then show your support.
  • Ani Shah
    endorsed 2017-09-07 12:28:43 +0100
    To reduce the stress of poverty and allow people to spend it in a way that only they know how it will benefit them as individuals.
  • Debbie Foster
    endorsed via 2017-09-07 09:38:29 +0100
    It is an excellent system to support and encourage disabled people and others with experiences outside the labour market back into employment.
  • 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 endorsed 2017-09-05 10:04:03 +0100
    Necessity for basic human needs in the 21st Century

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