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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

Brian Craig
Roger Warren Evans
Sarah-Jane Brownlie Ambis Care Services
Stephen Pearson
Penny Garner
Dmitri van Zwanenberg
Laurence Grant
Greg Holden
claire connell
Jessica Sabatini
Richard Shaw
Louise Armstrong
Cormac Mc Coy
Ian Beacom
Kerris Stephenson
Michael Robins
Kenneth Barclay
J Morgan
Rita Pal
Mahesi Caplan
Benjamin Kirk
tymmathi Rudd
Local Lad
Robert Lloyd
Felicity Aslet
David Summers
Chris Burke
Mr Baynham
james hoddy
1,685 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Brian Craig
    endorsed 2017-10-25 12:30:58 +0100
    I support basic income as the capitalist ideal has changed to greed with those at the top draining ever last penny from those below only to save and stash with negative effects on the economy, rising inflation as they raise prices to remove further funds needed for normal living expenses and tax avoidance schemes ensuring funds are not available o the treasury. All this has led to declining living standards for the less well off. Basic income could begin to address this, though steps to close tax loopholes should also be implemented.
  • Roger Warren Evans
    endorsed 2017-10-25 11:57:47 +0100
    It is the only logical systemic solution to the tragic mess that still prevails
  • Sarah-Jane Brownlie
    Ambis Care Services endorsed 2017-10-25 11:19:22 +0100
    Having worked with disabled people in the UK for the last 20 years in our advocacy service the current below subsistence level of income in or out of work is having a devastating effect on both the economy and the lives of disabled people. UBI will go along way to redressing both these issues.
  • Stephen Pearson
    endorsed 2017-10-25 11:06:04 +0100
    Take people out of poverty.
  • Penny Garner
    endorsed 2017-10-24 23:26:30 +0100
    The basics of food and shelter should not be a privilege. The current benefit system is failing too many and the most recent reforms are just a rewrite of an outdated system.
  • Dmitri van Zwanenberg
    endorsed 2017-10-24 18:22:22 +0100
    Ping Xu
  • Laurence Grant
    endorsed 2017-10-23 22:16:38 +0100
    I feel it is fair. I don’t see why the super rich get wealth for doing nothing when the poor like myself can’t. It also gives me something to fall back on when unemployed and means it is easier to save for potential investments.
  • Greg Holden
    endorsed 2017-10-23 18:56:01 +0100
    I have skills and interests that are going to waste and could be of greater benefit within the economy. Instead I and many like me are using all of our time just trying to earn enough to keep a roof over our heads fighting the poverty loop and unable to persue those things we could be truly excellent at.
  • Claire Connell
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-22 18:53:44 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • claire connell
    endorsed 2017-10-22 18:52:48 +0100
    It appears to be working in the Finnish trials and everyone deserves to have the means to survive without the humiliations built into the Benefits system.
  • Jessica Sabatini
    endorsed 2017-10-20 21:39:53 +0100
  • Richard Shaw
    endorsed 2017-10-20 18:58:27 +0100
    Fairness equality free vhoice
  • Louise Armstrong
    endorsed 2017-10-20 13:29:28 +0100
  • Cormac Mc Coy
    endorsed 2017-10-20 11:41:49 +0100
    I think the evidence has shown that this works to create a fairer and happier society
  • Ian Beacom
    endorsed 2017-10-19 16:14:48 +0100
    Equality
  • Kerris Stephenson
    endorsed 2017-10-19 11:19:28 +0100
  • Michael Robins
    endorsed 2017-10-19 10:56:59 +0100
    The right thing to do
  • Kenneth Barclay
    endorsed 2017-10-19 00:29:25 +0100
    I believe that every human being has the right to live, free from the stress and worry of not being able to afford the basic necessities of life such as food, warmth, and shelter, and to be able to enjoy their existence on this planet and find meaning in their everyday lives.

    I believe that no human being should be a slave to a job that they hate, and which has no meaning or value for them, neither should anyone need to work for forty plus hours per week, if they don’t wish to.

    We are fortunate to live in a time where technology has reached a point where it can banish the concept of scarcity.

    Every human being should demand equality. The idea of Billionaires existing when there are millions of people living below the poverty line is sickening to me. UBI would free people to be creative and reach their full potential, and who knows what benefits that could bring to society. UBI is every human’s right.
  • J Morgan
    endorsed 2017-10-15 19:18:37 +0100
    To help with poverty and homeless
  • Rita Pal
    endorsed 2017-10-14 22:43:40 +0100
    I meet so many homeless people in Birmingham and I feel England has failed them. People are dying in the winter and there is malnutrition again here. The situation is dire and I believe that basic income would solve these terrible problems
  • Mahesi Caplan
    endorsed 2017-10-14 16:24:09 +0100
  • Benjamin Kirk
    endorsed 2017-10-14 14:22:02 +0100
  • tymmathi Rudd
    endorsed 2017-10-13 20:00:22 +0100
    everybody deserves a life with choices & freedom from the fear of bankruptcy
  • Local Lad
    endorsed 2017-10-11 21:33:42 +0100
    As i have said on Twitter.

    Basic income should also have a disability premium,)basic income PLUS).

    I would also envoke shutting down DWP,Jobcentres Atos,Maximus,and all the other 3rd party leeches.

    The money saved would also help Basic Income/Basic incomePLUS be administered from Local County Councils without these outsourcing companies ,leeching off the Poor/Vulnerable/Elderly/Disabled/Jobless/Homeless.

    Billions literally would not only be saved but would also get urgent help out there.
  • Robert Lloyd
    endorsed 2017-10-11 16:25:19 +0100
    Because in the 21st century, no one should have to choose between health, heating or eating.
  • Felicity Aslet
    endorsed 2017-10-11 14:15:46 +0100
  • David Summers
    endorsed 2017-10-09 20:14:57 +0100
  • Chris Burke
    endorsed 2017-10-09 06:33:59 +0100
  • Mr Baynham
    endorsed 2017-10-08 23:15:53 +0100
  • james hoddy
    endorsed 2017-10-08 16:36:29 +0100

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