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

Sam Draper
Denise Day
Ben Rusher
Matthew White
zita cox
Maddy Halliday
Lorna Jackson
Adam Jones
Sergio Bono
Lena Carter
Matt Clarke
Aaron Koostachin
Dougie Grant
David Darcy Utopian Movement
Andrew Boner
Brennan Moore
Andy Daly
Matt Clancy
Vida Glanville
Simon Bailey
lesley wertheimer
Chris Read
Robert Bruce
Jacqueline Durban
Mary Kapadia
1,511 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Sam Draper
    endorsed 2017-07-10 14:36:32 +0100
    Past experiences with the welfare system.
  • Denise Day
    endorsed 2017-07-10 13:42:50 +0100
    So that ALL can realise their potential…for ALL the world to benefit.
  • Ben Rusher
    endorsed 2017-07-10 12:25:06 +0100
    I am on Employment Support Allowance which is demoralising and squashes dignity and creativity and is a cause of ill health rather than a support. UBI is the most simple and realistic solution to many social inequalities and will pay for itself with its wide ranging benefits across all aspects of life. We just need to ‘normalise’ the concept.
  • Matthew White
    endorsed 2017-07-10 06:02:08 +0100
  • zita cox
    endorsed 2017-07-09 20:26:07 +0100
  • Maddy Halliday
    endorsed via 2017-07-09 11:56:00 +0100
  • Lorna Jackson
    endorsed via 2017-07-09 09:50:23 +0100
    When we all have our basic needs secure we can be the people we are born to be and the potential to create a new society is unimaginable.
  • Adam Jones
    endorsed 2017-07-09 09:37:18 +0100
    I’m more and more convinced that this is the only way forward for the future of work.
  • Sergio Bono
    endorsed via 2017-07-09 08:15:39 +0100
    UBI is the only alternative for a progressive future.
  • Lena Carter
    endorsed via 2017-07-08 23:27:49 +0100
  • Matt Clarke
    endorsed via 2017-07-08 23:26:07 +0100
    Basic Income is an idea that both the left and right can agree on. I suspect that humankind freed from worry about basic needs will reach unparalleled heights.
  • Aaron Koostachin
    endorsed via 2017-07-08 21:39:52 +0100
    I want bosses to get more enthusiastic employees. Can’t do that without the Basic Income
  • Dougie Grant
    endorsed via 2017-07-08 21:33:34 +0100
  • The Utopian Movement
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-08 21:31:36 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • The Utopian Movement
    @utopian_move tweeted link to this page. 2017-07-08 21:31:34 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=5753
  • David Darcy
    Utopian Movement endorsed via 2017-07-08 21:30:39 +0100
  • I, Citizen. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳
    @ScotBasicIncome tweeted link to this page. 2017-07-08 21:20:23 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=5377
  • Andrew Boner
    endorsed via 2017-07-08 21:20:01 +0100
  • Brennan Moore
    endorsed via 2017-07-08 15:29:19 +0100
    it is magnificent
  • Andy Daly
    @andrewleedaly tweeted link to this page. 2017-07-08 13:03:34 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=5743
  • Andy Daly
    endorsed 2017-07-08 13:02:54 +0100
    We decided a long time ago to re-engineer our healthcare system and our education system so as to treat all citizens equally. If we turned the benefits system on its head and treated all citizens equally with a basic income, that would become another powerful driver towards an equitable and just society.
  • Matt Clancy
    endorsed 2017-07-07 18:16:01 +0100
    Society is a monopoly, everybody should be able to play.
  • Vida Glanville
    endorsed 2017-07-06 18:08:56 +0100
    I support a universal basic income because it is fair, makes sense and gives people a security from which to build a useful, productive life. It would also be cheaper to administrate than our present unfair, dehumanising, unworkable system.
  • Simon Bailey
    endorsed 2017-07-05 21:15:45 +0100
  • lesley wertheimer
    endorsed via 2017-07-05 20:28:29 +0100
    No should be homeless or hungry, basic decency towards people demands all have essentials of life
  • Chris Read
    @Civil_Foxglove tweeted link to this page. 2017-07-05 19:17:59 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. UBI does lots for equality, fin sec and social safety net. Join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=5722
  • Chris Read
    endorsed 2017-07-05 19:11:16 +0100
    UBI does a lot for equal opportunity, financial security and social safety net. It also does lots of little things for community, health and so many other things
  • Robert Bruce
    endorsed via 2017-07-05 12:51:14 +0100
    Social justice as every citizen deserves to share in the benefits of economic growth. Will empower women, low paid and unemployed in particular to deliver a fairer and more inclusive UK society.
  • Jacqueline Durban
    endorsed via 2017-07-04 21:30:04 +0100
    The problems that we face which would be solved by everyone being offered basic dignity & opportunity to participate in society via a Universal Basic Income seem to me to be numerous and obvious. The current system doesn’t work. We must be brave in making different choices and creating/allowing change.
  • Mary Kapadia
    endorsed 2017-07-04 21:03:57 +0100
    Basic income will eliminate benefits & pay for work not usually paid for – such as caring, child care, studying, cooking, gardening, writing, volunteering… It will decrease inequality & save money on administration. It should be paid to all.

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