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

Zayda Kebede
Kenneth Hawes
Sarah Tanner
Jo Burgoyne
Yaoyong Li
David Ross
Diana Basterfield
Alastair Banton
Hannah Reeves
Louisa Burnand
Lucy Fyson
Richard Carmichael
Rebecca Cockerill
Daniel Gibb
Craig Collins
Suzanne Webb
laurentiu bradea
Trudy Wyatt
Navin Angurala
Lauren Bryan
Luke Downie
Victoria Winterson
Sharon Hepburn
Jon Hughes
Phil Close
Alex Dewick
Jason Wall
Matthew Coward
1,435 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Zayda Kebede
    endorsed 2017-03-17 19:11:33 +0000
    It’s just so obvious. Financial security frees people up to LIVE instead of just survive, and just survive with all the worry that not having enough money to pay the bills causes. I have read of the experiments in Canada (shelved due to change in government) which showed people fulfilling their potential, reducing mental and physical sickness, and read of the organisation GiveDirectly which finances people in Africa who with very little money given to them turn that money into education or a business. It does NOT make people lazy.
  • Kenneth Hawes
    endorsed 2017-03-17 15:45:52 +0000
    I am a carer for my mum and sister, would help me manage
  • Sarah Tanner
    endorsed 2017-03-14 14:07:53 +0000
  • Jo Burgoyne
    endorsed 2017-03-13 23:27:42 +0000
    Yet again I’m possibly facing redundancy. As a single person with no dependent children I can’t claim any benefits, UBI would help keep me afloat and take away a lot of stress.

    Please, please bring this in.
  • Yaoyong Li
    endorsed 2017-03-13 16:32:39 +0000
    A basic income will enable me to do what I want to do instead of what I have to do as currently.
  • David Ross
    endorsed 2017-03-13 13:31:41 +0000
    I see a future of a society based upon excellence rather than survival
  • Diana Basterfield
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-12 16:49:08 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Diana Basterfield
    endorsed 2017-03-12 16:48:13 +0000
    I’ve just read “Utopia for Realists and how we can get there” by Rutger Bregman and it makes perfect sense.
  • Alastair Banton
    endorsed 2017-03-12 13:33:26 +0000
  • Hannah Reeves
    endorsed 2017-03-11 23:06:41 +0000
  • Louisa Burnand
    endorsed 2017-03-11 19:59:52 +0000
  • Lucy Fyson
    endorsed 2017-03-11 15:17:06 +0000
  • Richard Carmichael
    endorsed 2017-03-10 17:04:05 +0000
    UBI would allow many people to escape from the anxiety, behavioural lock-in, compromised life choices and low wellbeing of being in survival mode. Society would function with greater efficiency, fairness and opportunities for self-fulfilment. Better mental and physical health and reduced costs of trying to deal with these after it’s too late. Governments should trust its citizens to make sound, responsible choices about how to live their own lives and adequately resource them instead of trying to second guess what people want and need.
  • Rebecca Cockerill
    endorsed 2017-03-09 14:09:15 +0000
  • Daniel Gibb
    endorsed 2017-03-09 02:00:09 +0000
    Because it would save money from bureaucracy, less pressure on NHS (depression medication, better food etc), inspire growth of small businesses, self employment and craft based economy, eliminate poverty, allows for further automation therefore reducing expenses, inspire spending of time and money on culture and arts, reduction in crime, improve literacy rates, and life expectancy potentially, improve standard of education because people have time to invest in helping their children, or enabling students at university to not have to work which as a knock on effect provides more jobs to others,
  • Craig Collins
    endorsed 2017-03-08 21:57:01 +0000
  • Suzanne Webb
    endorsed 2017-03-08 20:52:42 +0000
  • laurentiu bradea
    endorsed 2017-03-08 19:56:31 +0000
    Give people basic income and also provide the necessary financial education. I believe that most people would put this money to good use.
  • Trudy Wyatt
    endorsed 2017-03-08 07:42:45 +0000
  • Navin Angurala
    endorsed 2017-03-08 07:09:30 +0000
  • Lauren Bryan
    endorsed 2017-03-07 23:12:46 +0000
    I think it will make it fairer for all people. And encourage people who would normally not for risk of losing benefits
  • Luke Downie
    endorsed 2017-03-07 14:48:28 +0000
    Basic Income will become the foundation for a truly fair society where everyone has a chance to succeed, not just the elite or silver spoon brigade. It is a real opportunity to see the end of an unfair “welfare” system and the introduction of a truly revolutionary way of supporting our citizens.
  • Victoria Winterson
    endorsed 2017-03-07 08:40:57 +0000
    It’s about time that people are rewarded for working instead of working multiple jobs on zero hour contracts and still not being able to meet the bills!
  • Sharon Hepburn
    endorsed 2017-03-06 22:24:31 +0000
    Without a basic income, people become desperate and fearful. Fearful impoverished citizens cannot contributed to society either creatively or economically. In times of economic instability a basic universal income would give a country’s citizens the breathing , if unemployed, to become a more creative, spiritual and economical member of society. In such a society everyone benefits and society itself will flourish.
  • Jon Hughes
    endorsed 2017-03-06 17:28:53 +0000
    Reading lots of books on economics has convinced me it’s a really good idea. All humans deserve the right to live in dignity. If we take the UN Declaration of Human Rights seriously, we have to do it. GDP as a measure is flawed in many ways – so many things that are destructive increase GDP, and so many things that are very constructive are not measured. So what is GDP actually measuring?
  • Phil Close
    endorsed 2017-03-06 14:51:24 +0000
  • Alex Dewick
    endorsed 2017-03-06 14:08:48 +0000
    It just makes sense!
  • Jason Wall
    endorsed 2017-03-05 15:15:43 +0000
    Because all people should have the opportunity to live to their highest potential
  • rachel
    endorsed 2017-03-04 12:35:29 +0000
    Ive struggled with funding for my college course as I can not find a part time job. The job centre refused to help and this idea would give people freedom to advance there own career.
  • Matthew Coward
    endorsed 2017-03-04 12:27:06 +0000
    ive worked part time at a really poor company where the boss treats everybody like crap and gets away with it whilst I’ve been at college at the same time it’s caused me to be depressed stressed and occasionally suicidal and I don’t want anybody else to have to go through that and effectively be out working for 14-16 hours a day when it really shouldn’t be allowed or nessicary

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