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

Basic income Britain
1,355 endorsements
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  • endorsed 2018-03-31 14:35:55 +0100
    I want us to have a fairer society which provides a basic income rather than a ‘safety net’ that is designed to fail ordinary people; using sanctions and unnecessary behavioural requisites. We already have an excellent basic income for our senior citizens (state pension), this could be replicated (maybe as a percentage) to people under the current retirement age.
  • endorsed via 2018-03-30 14:51:35 +0100
    It’s desperately needed to address struggles we are all going trough! I strongly believe it would make everyone’s life easier and better…..
  • endorsed 2018-03-30 10:47:00 +0100
    The current system used by the Tory Regime in westminster does not work and essentially punative in nature and destroys the lives of ordinary people and for thousands drives them into destitution despair and in a lot of cases over the edge to commiting suicide. The UN report published recently has in vestigated the regime some four times and on each ocassion has openly condemned them for as they put it " A systematic attack on the rights of disabled people here in the UK." I strongly believe that this must end NOW! " before more lives are lost. I also believe that those who are responisible for this vindictive attack on the vulnerable must held to account and face criminal charges as sonn as possible.
  • endorsed 2018-03-29 22:32:06 +0100
    Almost all jobs will eventually be replaced by automation of a lot of services.
  • Basic income Britain endorsed 2018-03-29 10:27:19 +0100
    Better future.
  • endorsed 2018-03-28 22:48:38 +0100
  • endorsed 2018-03-28 20:07:45 +0100
    fairness, dignity and freedom of choice
  • endorsed 2018-03-27 17:51:08 +0100
    It will make a fair playing field
  • endorsed 2018-03-26 22:18:19 +0100
    I believe that by giving every citizen a universal basic income,it allows individuals the space and freedom to develope them self’s and raise many out of poverty.
  • endorsed 2018-03-26 14:09:53 +0100
  • endorsed 2018-03-26 12:41:02 +0100
    1. Increasing number of jobs roboticised: how are people to feed themselves?

    2. A fairer more level playing field for poorer people.

    3. To reduce the expense of administering the convoluted bureaucratic welfare system.

    4. It would reduce financial stressors.

    5. It would confer dignity.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-24 13:39:30 +0000
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  • endorsed 2018-03-24 13:38:22 +0000
    I believe that technological disruption will force social change and potentially improve democratic participatatory collaborations – IF WE CHOOSE that! Lets choose humanity over money…?
  • endorsed 2018-03-21 16:54:06 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-03-21 13:12:03 +0000
    Time. I spend most of my hours awake, working at minimum wage and yet I’m still living month to month (not even reaching the end of the month more often than not) . Due to this I’m unable to tap into my true creative potential as when I’m home from work I’m too tired and depressed. I would still work, but the stress of being forced into overtime wouldn’t depress me anymore and I could focus on what is important in life – family and creativity.
  • endorsed 2018-03-21 11:57:44 +0000
    I believe in justice and equality for all people, not greed and wealth for the few
  • endorsed 2018-03-20 13:52:10 +0000
    Either UBI or negative income tax to replace ALL benefits and tax allowance would simplify the world, eliminate poverty and give the people the confidence and support to go out and do great things! 😊
  • endorsed 2018-03-20 08:52:19 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-03-20 01:06:26 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-03-19 20:06:10 +0000
  • endorsed via 2018-03-19 11:52:37 +0000
    It is much better than the current system of paying private companies millions to deny help to the most vulnerable people in the country.
  • endorsed 2018-03-18 14:50:53 +0000
    Reduce bureaucracy and negative psychological effects on current or future benefits claimants.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-18 08:46:54 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • endorsed via 2018-03-18 08:46:24 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-03-18 08:09:46 +0000
    I think that it is high time for a radical, societal change. I’m disabled and find the whole benefit system degrading ,demeaning and stigmatized. It’s also impossible to study and keep a roof over your head, denying people the chance to get on and do a job they love instead of working in a dead-end job for a pittance, just to exist. I think a Basic Income could, potentially, improve the nation’s health and well-being, in so many ways.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-17 22:54:33 +0000
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  • endorsed 2018-03-17 22:54:11 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-03-16 16:53:33 +0000
    To be able to make life worth living with time to think and study or get involved with helping the communities. I live just to scrape by in a job I hate just to afford a roof, only to repeat the cycle again. I believe the benefits and possibilities of UBI are endless.
  • endorsed 2018-03-16 12:00:03 +0000
    It will be a sensible, logical step towards creating a fairer society, with economic security and freedom across the board.

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