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

1,258 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • endorsed 2018-02-24 09:41:11 +0000
    Would give people their dignity back.
  • endorsed 2018-02-24 09:17:03 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-24 08:21:10 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-24 06:11:50 +0000
    Great idea , we would all have the same
  • endorsed 2018-02-24 00:27:58 +0000
    It will give people dignity and enthusiasm to improve their lives.
  • endorsed 2018-02-23 23:20:46 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-22 13:38:45 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-21 23:01:49 +0000
    We need enough money to survive and prevent depression for goodness sake!
  • endorsed 2018-02-21 22:50:42 +0000
    My thoughts are very similar to William kendall, although I’d like to add the concepts contained within the book, The science of getting rich, in regards to the need of money for people to be free to progress in all aspects of there life, you need money to further your education and skills, I liken it to man learning to farm and learning husbandry, it free people’s time to specialise with allowed our community’s and economy to grow into city sized operations then nation I believe this would be a massive step forward for our civilization, and produce more Innovation and invention than ever before.
  • endorsed 2018-02-21 16:54:38 +0000
    With the rise of Blockchain technology, AI and Automation, the next 15-20 years are going to bring about more unemployment and redundancy in many working sectors, than has ever been seen before…this could have long term positive results but short term problematic effects.

    This will bring about a lot of changes in the way everyday people appreciate having worthy tasks within their lives – a purpose, a meaning. With the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Bernie Sanders all proponents of a universal basic income (UBI) model – Jeremy Corbyn may even be looking to introduce the idea of a ‘Robot Tax’ so companies don’t take all the gains from these technical improvements.

    If you would like to have an idea if your job is replaceable one day, a Job Automation Index was created by Oxford University to show how likely it is that your working sector could succumb to AI and Automation you can see this Index below:-


    Further to this, Right now in January 2017, the Nordic nation began paying a random but mandatory sample of 2,000 unemployed people aged 25 to 58 a monthly €560 (£475). There is no obligation either to seek or accept employment during the two years the trial lasts, and any who do take a job will continue to receive the same amount.

    So the tests are already starting, and I expect this will be a scheme looked to be rolled out across the westernized world to tackle the inevitable bleak futures some may be facing and help certain working sectors adapt to a new world where AI, automation and Blockchain technology carries out faster more efficient work as society moves onto a a new era.

    One idea that has also been set up is a project called SWIFT DEMAND; an attempt at basic income – which will start off as a sign up service, centralized on a website but will quickly move to a Crypto-Currency over time and become a de-centralized Blockchain, meaning no Government, Company or Entity owns it or can shut it down.

    You can sign up with the link below, (which will give me a referral of 500 Swift) But then you can start collecting 100 swifts credits each and every day – by just logging in and ‘claiming’ the credits (to prove you’re an active, real person, not a bot). and these will eventually be transferred at a 1:1 ratio onto a Blockchain – which is when the next phase of project starts with instant, international payment, built in security and free for everyone to claim and use at their own will.

    And the best thing is, no additional swifts can be created or bought, so this does away with the 1% idea of a few investors with lots of money buying up a large portion of the new market… the only way you can earn more is by spreading the word to get this platform some exposure (500 Swift referral, which is 5 days of credits) and eventually with more users it gains more legitimacy.

    At the moment, it has no real $,£,€ value, but this may change overtime.. and you can already purchase services with your free credits on the Swift Demand Store.

    So, if you’re interested in trialing and being part of a Universal Basic Income Project, (completely free of charge), why not sign up below and be part of the next evolution of society and then spread the word over Facebook, Twitter and social media for others to sign up to your own referrals.

    (Feel free to share this post with your own referral if you wish.)

    Thanks for reading and let me know what you think of the project/idea of Universal Basic Income (UBI).

  • endorsed 2018-02-21 11:51:56 +0000
    To guide the UK into the new era of automation.
  • endorsed 2018-02-21 00:25:04 +0000
    To reduce wage slavery and enable more people to fulfill their potential.
  • endorsed 2018-02-20 20:23:12 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-20 19:11:28 +0000
    It makes sense for a happier more work fluid society. Parents can take care of their children more. People can relax a bit more. People can have more money and change their outlook on life in general. It just makes sense in this day and age. Let technology take the reigns more and provide what we need.
  • endorsed 2018-02-20 19:10:01 +0000
    Help homeless and those who aren’t well off
  • endorsed 2018-02-20 14:11:47 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-20 01:17:50 +0000
    Basic income for the entire nation will substantiate and generate a growing economy and a passionate work/life balance with many benefits to the public sector.
  • endorsed 2018-02-19 07:04:52 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-19 06:08:43 +0000
    It would allow me to pursue higher education without trying to compete with rich kids who don’t need to work to support themselves.
  • endorsed 2018-02-18 22:59:59 +0000
    Assist with mortgage and debt repayments
  • endorsed 2018-02-18 19:14:15 +0000
    Would feel more secure and will be less benedit froud. Our family working, pay mortgage, nursery and everything else when people on benefit get everythong for free and live better then we can
  • endorsed 2018-02-18 17:22:21 +0000
    As a graduate with a BA and the fiance of a creative musician who is supported by his parents to allow him to pursue his dreams it is easy for me to become disgruntled and feel like im being prevented from pursuing my dreams because I have to work full time in order to maintain a rented flat and all of the costs associated with it.

    My full time salary just about covers my expenditure and I don’t have much left over at the end of the month (if anything). With the help of the Master’s loan scheme I could afford to pay for the course but I would not be able to afford my living costs if I dropped my work hours down to part time. There will always be a sacrifice of my research and furthering myself in my chosen field just because im not in a financial position to support myself through higher education.

    If a basic income was in place this would allow me to pursue my studies immediately! What you would get in return is a greater contributing member of society! And I am more than happy to pay my debts for the rest of my life for a government structure which facilitates me pursuing my dreams and being a better version of myself.
  • endorsed 2018-02-17 06:13:50 +0000
    I think it’s a great idea..everyone’s skint in this town
  • endorsed 2018-02-17 04:06:15 +0000
    I am a student with a very creative mind. I have many ideas for starting a business and bettering myself to help the society. However, I must take care of myself and so be forced to take up a job I do not like but pays well. As a direct consequence, I can no longer use my talents and ideas to better the society.

    There are millions who are just like me.

    If we all gain an incentive through the form of a basic income, it would free us up from the troubles of taking care of ourselves. We would be more active in trying out our ideas. The world would change for the better at a much faster pace.
  • endorsed 2018-02-17 00:24:14 +0000
    I believe it would reduce stigma for those unable to work and lead to more social ease if implemented universally. I do not support a basic income which is only for those under 55. This is discriminatory and defeats the object. I would actively oppose any BI which proposed this and I urge others to be aware of replacing one discriminatory system with another.
  • endorsed 2018-02-16 21:09:37 +0000
    The system of Universal Basic Income will be successful far beyond our most extravagant hopes for it. Thirty years ago I gave up working ‘9-5’ at a job I hated and accidentally discovered what happens when you step out of the ‘mainstream’. This isn’t the place to go into thirty years of history – but imagine what you could discover about yourself – hidden talents you didn’t even know were there to be looked for. Imagine the contribution you could make to the world if you were free to choose, to decide which interests and passions you were going to dedicate your life to? Or – perhaps more importantly – imagine what the world would look like if you had time to spend with your children, spouse, parents, siblings, the sick, the lonely? ..And if you catch yourself wondering whether it would be ‘right’ to live in society which’ pays people for doing nothing’ – we already pay many people for doing nothing: shareholder, landlords, investment fund managers, only give a hint of it . In my experience, Basic Income would not encourage people to do nothing – it would free them to be dynamic. When I chose to let go of a regular income I went from quite a lot – to nothing, and it was scary. Imagine a world where EVERYONE has been liberated to live their lives for their own- and for the benefit of those around them, and there was no risk of starvation or homelessness?
  • endorsed 2018-02-16 16:54:38 +0000
    Having this system in place, will help the elimination of homelessness in the UK. This will also help families and individual people suffering from loss of work across the country.
  • endorsed 2018-02-16 16:41:55 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-16 14:20:44 +0000
    I do believe that Basic Income is our way to face massive future challenges such as a rise of robotics, huge unemployment and a lack of creativity.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-16 11:58:47 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!

Donate Find an Event


get updates