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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

Stuart Marshall Marlin Training Ltd
June Bedi
Graeme Benstead-Hume
Eleanor Philpotts.
Martin Winsley
Marion Bainbridge
Gail Bainbridge
Nick Prodous
Stephen Feeney
Conal Devitt
Leanne Mercer
Sarah Kershaw
Bridget Waters
Ianthe Feeney
Joe Cairns
Richard Musarra
Jason Locke
penny garner
Jamil Omar
Hilary Thorpe
Bryn Gerard
Mark Barrett
sheila Bentley
Nigel Williams
Sarah Sanford
toni meredew
Paul Warren
Alastair Malcolm
Katherine Brennan
Janice Taylor
1,943 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Stuart Marshall
    Marlin Training Ltd endorsed 2019-03-11 21:52:21 +0000
    Simply common sense. Replace a hugely complex benefits system, that costs a fortune to administrate, with a simple system that ensures that no one fall through the cracks, yet also encourages all to work.

    The current benefits system is broken and traps the poor in a system where they are punished for finding work and where they don’t dare take the occasional day’s work for fear of losing benefits, yet those occasional days’ work might lead to employment.

    A basic income makes sense. The current system is “mad as snakes”.
  • June Bedi
    endorsed 2019-03-11 21:23:19 +0000
    Simple! It makes for sense. You know it too! 😄
  • Graeme Benstead-Hume
    endorsed 2019-03-11 15:26:23 +0000
  • Eleanor Philpotts.
    endorsed 2019-03-11 13:53:56 +0000
  • Martin Winsley
    endorsed 2019-03-11 09:52:46 +0000
    It’s time for a modern and forward thinking way of tackling poverty and the benefits system.
  • Marion Bainbridge
    endorsed 2019-03-10 09:15:37 +0000
    I believe that everyone is entitled to the basic needs of life
  • Gail Bainbridge
    endorsed 2019-03-10 08:52:04 +0000
  • Nick Prodous
    endorsed 2019-03-10 03:56:52 +0000
    This would allow people to give our children a much better world.
  • Stephen Feeney
    endorsed 2019-03-09 19:51:47 +0000
    This could replace our current tac free allowances for all aged 18 and above.
  • Conal Devitt
    endorsed 2019-03-09 19:09:02 +0000
    Good idea!
  • Leanne Mercer
    endorsed 2019-03-09 18:37:52 +0000
    This is an excellent idea that will benefit all people from all walks of life.
  • Sarah Kershaw
    endorsed 2019-03-09 13:05:57 +0000
  • Bridget Waters
    endorsed 2019-03-09 08:18:25 +0000
  • Ianthe Feeney
    endorsed 2019-03-07 22:46:56 +0000
  • Joe Cairns
    endorsed 2019-03-07 17:29:45 +0000
  • Richard Musarra
    endorsed 2019-03-07 15:12:04 +0000
    No more poverty
  • Jason Locke
    endorsed 2019-03-07 01:48:07 +0000
    I just have a feeling it would be great for the country and people would feel less stressed, worried, etc. It would help people with deppresion which would end up helping them become more productive.
  • penny garner
    endorsed 2019-03-06 23:33:01 +0000
    Research suggests a basic income would improve health, reduce poverty and streamline a complex and costly welfare state. It also suggests that it would not discourage people from working and my own experience working with people enforces this.
  • Jamil Omar
    endorsed 2019-03-06 23:18:15 +0000
  • Hilary Thorpe
    endorsed 2019-03-06 21:43:17 +0000
    I think it will make for a happier nation….
  • Bryn Gerard
    endorsed 2019-03-06 21:42:42 +0000
    It is a vital step in bringing poverty to an end.
  • Mark Barrett
    endorsed 2019-03-06 21:28:42 +0000
  • sheila Bentley
    endorsed 2019-03-06 21:19:44 +0000
    i believe it will improve peoples lives
  • Nigel Williams
    endorsed 2019-03-06 20:47:13 +0000
  • Sarah Sanford
    endorsed 2019-03-06 17:46:27 +0000
  • toni meredew
    endorsed 2019-03-06 17:38:19 +0000
  • Paul Warren
    endorsed 2019-03-06 16:04:35 +0000
    Simplicity, fairness, predictability, support for freelancers and independents
  • Alastair Malcolm
    endorsed 2019-03-06 15:49:02 +0000
    Fairness and less inequality
  • Katherine Brennan
    endorsed 2019-03-06 15:00:56 +0000
    Basic income is a really interesting idea. Something like this should be worked out. There should be a way of making sure basic human needs are met. Why not discuss it?
  • Janice Taylor
    endorsed via 2019-03-06 14:16:58 +0000
    I think the world of work is changing and we need a radically different approach. Also see the reduction in social mobility.

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