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

Augustine Manga
Sophie Pearson
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Luke Perry
Elizabeth White
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Hukraj Khan
Imogen Sibona
Robert Paul Dragota
Tianna Dash
Craig Fisher
kelly hayes
sam rayner
James Campbell
Nathan Roberts
Peter westbrook
Lola Michels
Gareth Steggles
Scott Rankin
Justin Chaloner
Raymond Carter
Donal Whelan
Olga Gad
Olga Gad
David Dowley
Andrew Saxe
1,627 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Augustine Manga
    endorsed 2018-09-10 17:33:21 +0100
    I believe it would be needed in the coming decades because jobs will become scarce because artificial intelligence will supplant us. It is currently needed now because we work only to pay our bills, we work but we don’t get our fair share.
  • Sophie Pearson
    endorsed 2018-09-10 13:46:51 +0100
  • Guest Guest
    endorsed 2018-09-10 10:50:14 +0100
  • Luke Perry
    endorsed 2018-09-09 13:25:47 +0100
    I think that the future is looking very uncertain due to Artificial Intelligence set to take over manual jobs and that Jobseekers Allowance and other Unemployment Benefits or Disability Allowances in the UK are already impossible to live on making people and their mental and physical health suffer into early illness.


    For these reasons alone I feel that a Universal Basic Income is not only a moral necessity but also in the 21st Century with so much upheaval and future turbulence not only in the jobs market but with all of the power struggles in Government and wider society suffering in austerity and the unknown future, it is a basic need that everyone should be given a solid base to live on.


    What you do with your money is up to you, but everyone should be able to have the opportunity and access to their basic needs (food, heat, medication, dentistry, clothes, transport, toiletries, ect) and in this current climate that is almost impossible leading to suffering for many which a basic income would help to solve.
  • Elizabeth White
    endorsed 2018-09-09 13:07:56 +0100
    Basic necessities should not have to be earned. People should not worry about where their next meal will come from. If they don’t, they will do better work and it will benefit everyone.
  • hukrajkhan83@gmail.c
    endorsed 2018-09-08 21:42:43 +0100
    Community’s
  • hukrajkhan83@gmail.c
    @hukrajkhan83 tweeted link to this page. 2018-09-08 21:42:03 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=9422
  • Hukraj Khan
    endorsed 2018-09-08 21:41:21 +0100
    Help communitys
  • Imogen Sibona
    endorsed 2018-09-08 07:38:52 +0100
    It’s the right think to offset some of the inequalities of society. Having read Guy Standing’s book on Basic Income, I am convinced there is a real opportunity for this to happen in the UK. But the idea needs much more media attention, public understanding and political support.
  • Robert Paul Dragota
    endorsed 2018-09-07 11:44:25 +0100
    I am pro having the oportunist to look, find, choose and decide the right career. Having the time to choose my career without worrying for luck of money and being force to get a job for money.
  • Tianna Dash
    endorsed 2018-09-07 11:16:44 +0100
    To prevent poverty. Everyone is treated the same which creates fairness and everyone is given the opportunity of financial freedom.
  • Craig Fisher
    endorsed via 2018-09-07 05:30:59 +0100
  • kelly hayes
    endorsed 2018-09-06 13:29:38 +0100
    freedom from financial oppression. to create a more equal society. to prevent people suffering due to poverty
  • sam rayner
    endorsed 2018-09-06 12:44:50 +0100
    I am supporting this because I feel it benefits the needs of the many and doesnt focus on the needs of just a few.
  • James Campbell
    endorsed 2018-09-05 13:12:08 +0100
    I think it is high time we changed the brutality of the welfare system I believe we are as a country obligated to look after all our citizens and help and encourage them to find work without the threat of sanctions or if they choose to live a simple life of for example being a carer or even voluntary work it wont take away the incentive to work infact it will encourage people to work to supplement theyre income
  • Nathan Roberts
    endorsed 2018-09-05 11:05:42 +0100
    A policy that needs to be introduced as soon as possible to benefit everyone.
  • Peter westbrook
    endorsed 2018-09-05 07:32:25 +0100
    Unleash the creative potential of the individual. As Buckminster Fuller put it: “We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.”
  • No Context Lola
    @NoContextLola tweeted link to this page. 2018-09-03 18:18:26 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=9399
  • Lola Michels
    endorsed 2018-09-03 18:17:48 +0100
    We have the means to eradicate poverty and it’s the government’s duty to do this for their citizens. Giving free money not to just the poor, but to everyone is the most effective way of eradicating poverty.
  • Gareth Steggles
    @GSteggles tweeted link to this page. 2018-09-02 19:30:14 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Check out basicincome.org.uk for more info and join! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=9387
  • Gareth Steggles
    endorsed 2018-09-02 19:28:55 +0100
    Endorsed!
  • roma john
    @romajoh98819522 tweeted link to this page. 2018-09-01 15:41:06 +0100
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  • Scott Rankin
    endorsed 2018-08-31 16:01:07 +0100
    I recently read “The Human Planet: How We Created The Anthropocene” by Simon L. Lewis and Mark A. Maslin. It recommends a basic income as a solution not only to social and political problems but environmental problems too. Having grown up in west/central Scotland I have seen how the current economic situation is affecting people in their pockets, in their environments and with regards to regards to their mental health. A Universal Basic Income might be the only hope in saving humanity and it’s habitat the planet we call Earth.
  • Justin Chaloner
    endorsed 2018-08-30 15:50:52 +0100
    I believe UBI is the only way we can prepare our society for the impending loss of jobs to AI and robotics. It is also a solution to end poverty once and for all.
  • Raymond Carter
    endorsed 2018-08-30 14:17:40 +0100
    The existing system of discretionary benefits are often humiliating and degrading. The current system of continuous assessment for eligibility leads to uncertainty and stress for applicants. UBI would simplify the benefit system reducing bureaucracy and should all but eliminate benefit fraud. Taking into account potential improvements in health, reduction in bureaucracy and and the fact UBI would replace many existing benefits, the net cost should be affordable.
  • Donal Whelan
    endorsed 2018-08-30 13:27:09 +0100
  • Olga Gad
    endorsed 2018-08-27 13:16:44 +0100
  • Olga Gad
    endorsed 2018-08-27 13:16:43 +0100
  • David Dowley
    endorsed 2018-08-26 17:46:28 +0100
  • Andrew Saxe
    endorsed 2018-08-26 14:44:30 +0100

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