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

Jolene Howorh
Billie Howorth
Luke Masterman
Andrea Ciarrocca
Matthew Mosley
Ry Haag
Ernest Bull
Branwen Llewelyn Jones
Amber Ravenscroft
Woodstock Taylor
Mike Blackmore
Joan Collins
Gillian Williams
Beryl Oldroyd
Emma Rapier
Andrew Dickie
Linda Mitchell
Isabella Davis
Isabella Davis
Linda Roberts
Kate Whaley
1,611 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Jolene Howorh
    endorsed via 2017-03-22 07:06:01 +0000
  • Billie Howorth
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-21 23:08:14 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Billie Howorth
    endorsed 2017-03-21 23:07:24 +0000
    Everyone will be better at their job if they aren’t obliged to earn money to survive. There is too much bureaucracy in the welfare system, the process of trying to restrict benefits to ‘worthy’ applicants is a waste of money that could just be given freely.
  • Luke Masterman
    endorsed 2017-03-21 13:46:12 +0000
  • Andrea Ciarrocca
    endorsed 2017-03-21 13:10:19 +0000
    I think Universal Basic Income will reduce poverty and homelessness, help plan for job losses due to automation, support low paid and unpaid workers such as carers and volunteers and simplify the welfare system, giving everyone dignity and freedom of choice.
  • Matthew Mosley
    endorsed 2017-03-20 21:43:11 +0000
    End poverty. Lower stress (and thereby strokes, anxiety, blood pressure etc…) Increase happiness. Reduced stress on the NHS. Enable all to have a mortgage and buy a house instead of forever renting. Allow all to be able to afford University and become things we desperately need, like doctors, nurses and teachers.
  • Ry Haag
    endorsed 2017-03-20 12:15:49 +0000
    Stupid Capitalism killing me slowly
  • Ernest Bull
    endorsed 2017-03-20 10:49:15 +0000
    We need something to cushion the gap between the eventual failure of capitalism and whatever come next.
  • Branwen Llewelyn Jones
    endorsed via 2017-03-19 22:40:16 +0000
    It is a fundamental human right.
  • Amber Ravenscroft
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-19 20:55:10 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Amber Ravenscroft
    @AmbeRavenscroft tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-19 20:55:07 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=5140
  • Amber Ravenscroft
    endorsed 2017-03-19 20:54:22 +0000
    I want to be free.

    I want to pursue my dreams of working for myself doing what I love.

    I have health issues that prevent me from doing this in addition to my full time job.

    I want everyone to be free and to have choice.
  • Woodstock Taylor
    endorsed via 2017-03-19 00:54:25 +0000
  • Mike Blackmore
    endorsed via 2017-03-18 23:40:07 +0000
  • Joan Collins
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-18 22:50:17 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Joan Collins
    @JoannieCo tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-18 22:50:15 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=5133
  • Joan Collins
    endorsed via 2017-03-18 22:49:08 +0000
    I believe there should be no poverty or food banks in the 21st century
  • Gillian Williams
    endorsed via 2017-03-18 21:49:11 +0000
    I feel it will adress the inequality dished out by this government and be beneficial to al
  • Beryl Oldroyd
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-18 21:37:52 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Beryl Oldroyd
    endorsed via 2017-03-18 21:37:20 +0000
    It is the only to achieve freedom from poverty and ensure a better future for our young.
  • Emma Louise Rapier🍦
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-18 21:21:47 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Emma Louise Rapier🍦
    @cwtchkitten tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-18 21:21:45 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=5130
  • Emma Rapier
    endorsed 2017-03-18 21:20:56 +0000
  • Andrew Dickie
    endorsed via 2017-03-18 20:58:05 +0000
  • Linda Mitchell
    endorsed via 2017-03-18 20:37:14 +0000
    I believe a basic income would benefit the majority and save ever increasing and expensive bureaucracy. Some people have no income to call their own. My son enjoyed the small safety net that was universal child benefit, something I didn’t have as an only child growing up. I’d like to see everyone have a small safety net, regardless of how their situation appears to others.
  • Isabella Davis
    endorsed via 2017-03-18 20:25:54 +0000
    I do believe that a basic income is necessary for one to survive.
  • Isabella Davis
    endorsed via 2017-03-18 20:22:02 +0000
    I do believe that a basic income is necessary for one to survive.
  • Linda Roberts
    endorsed via 2017-03-18 19:58:46 +0000
    Our benefits system is outdated, unfair.and penalises the weakest. A basic income would give people back their dignity and pride, reduce poverty and allow everyone to meet their basic needs. I do not believe it will turn us into a nation of non workers but it will encourage individuals to start new enterprises and more people will be able to survive by working part time and be happier for it.
  • Kate Whaley
    endorsed 2017-03-18 19:53:23 +0000
    UBI will solve many of the problems the UK faces in one fell swoop. Be it pressure on our NHS or CJS, a difficult (near impossible) to administer benefit system, unaffordable further education systems, unemployment, increasingly automated industry, child poverty, working poor or a stifled economy. It is the only way forward as our world changes that makes any sense.
  • Martyn Winters
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-18 19:41:11 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!

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