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
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Will you endorse?

  • @Rey_16647588 tweeted link to this page. 2018-02-16 11:58:42 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=8285
  • Lipman endorsed 2018-02-16 11:56:36 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-16 07:28:07 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-15 12:41:26 +0000
    More money in our pockets means more money to spend. This can only be good for the economy
  • endorsed 2018-02-15 02:02:43 +0000
    Because instead of being forced to work we would have a choice how to use our time and what we value and hopfully we wount be judge by others but £100 isnt going to cover alot we will still have to pay for every thing were still be limited to what we can afford were not better off ubi is just another name for beniffts that would stay at the same rate as before the only difference is that we can still work if we want but those that dont because of what ever wont be better off and wont have the means to a more happyer fullfilling life I dont think the rich should get any they have more than enough to fund this you should tax them and give it to the poor thier should be no rich or poor persons in this world were all human beings we all need every need met holistically unconditionally the rich should be sanctioned and money stoped to show them what it feels like to live in fear of others controlling our lives shareing saves lives not money thats the important investment to a happer safer society we would all have more social time doing the things we like every thing should be free then money wouldent be an issue quality not quantity
  • @WrkersUnitedUK tweeted link to this page. 2018-02-14 22:58:15 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=8260
  • endorsed 2018-02-14 22:57:56 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-09 19:53:52 +0000
    A twenty first century solution removing the shackles of enforcement; like a dog released from its lead in a park. Empower the unempowered.
  • endorsed 2018-02-08 06:12:42 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-06 16:02:37 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-05 12:22:45 +0000
    I suffer from depression and am forced to look for work. Taking away this pressure will leave me to get back to work at my own pace. I’m 42 and have 30 jobs including voluntary.
  • endorsed 2018-02-02 19:19:37 +0000
    Makes sense innit
  • endorsed 2018-02-02 18:42:08 +0000
    The only solution to the long term problems of wage insecurity, a poverty trapping social security and the future problems regarding automation
  • endorsed 2018-02-02 18:00:57 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-02 16:11:48 +0000
    It will create a fairer world, giving people ’s labour, freedom from old power systems. People will work more for things they believe in, for useful causes.
  • endorsed via 2018-02-02 12:53:16 +0000
    A universal basic income would allow all to work where work is available. Work would always improve income. Those who carry out unpaid labour would no longer be penalised.
  • endorsed 2018-02-01 21:45:16 +0000
    I support equality
  • endorsed 2018-02-01 16:02:29 +0000
    I feel that it can lead to a healthier, more stable society where judgement isn’t clouded by desperation and greed is kept at bay.
  • endorsed 2018-01-31 08:41:32 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-01-29 09:47:37 +0000
    It will mean a fairer and just society and enable people to be more involved in society eg undertaking more voluntary work, whilst improving the general health of people – mental and physical
  • endorsed via 2018-01-28 23:31:58 +0000
    Because this would end the currently unfair assessments to prove entitlement, and reward those who also manage to earn when they can.
  • endorsed 2018-01-28 14:24:26 +0000
    Because it allows you to work anytime you can.its flexible.meaning if your taken ill.instead of getting fired.you can wait till your better before returning to work to early which could make you I’ll again it’s flexability. Is very appealing to me.also no sanctions that is forward thinking
  • endorsed via 2018-01-28 08:37:28 +0000
    Because it’s decency fairness equality
  • endorsed via 2018-01-27 19:59:47 +0000
    The AI technological revolution will wipe out both working and middle class jobs thus the choice will be between (1) collapse of society and (2) Universal Basic Income.
  • endorsed 2018-01-27 13:35:11 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-01-27 00:37:39 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-01-26 12:29:38 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-01-25 14:45:47 +0000
    Makes a lot of sense and would allow people to fulfill their potential.
  • endorsed 2018-01-25 11:12:47 +0000
    It is the best solution to the poverty trap and to the future if work.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-01-24 16:31:12 +0000
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