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

Simon Barrow Ekklesia
Linda Moylan
Scott Dixon
Sarah Nicholson
Joe Green
James Crosby
Tracy McGaughey
Donald Cross
Joanne Williams
Lee_milne@outlook.com Milne
Olaide Okeniyi
Daine Thompson
Alex Johnson
Daniel Gilchrist
Anna Barton
Monika Cenarska
Jade Peregrine
Sue Gates
Joanna Sutton
Maria Terzieva
Sasan Fouladi-Pour
Terry Cooper 💎
James Railton
Gordon Wright
Sian Podmore
Fiona Hamnett
Andrew Scott
Jenna Travis
1,936 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Simon Barrow
    Ekklesia endorsed 2019-03-05 22:45:51 +0000
    A decent citizens’ income can help tackle poverty, relieve debt, reduce anxiety, release creativity, liberate carers, strengthen local economies, and create a foundation for addressing the challenges of AI, robotification and systemic inequality. Its implementation, financing and structure must pay particular attention to the concerns and needs of disabled and sick people.
  • Linda Moylan
    endorsed 2019-03-05 22:27:41 +0000
  • Scott Dixon
    endorsed via 2019-03-05 21:49:13 +0000
    It could provide a level of dignity across the board of society so people can use their time to appreciate their lives, instead of feeling like beggars
  • Sarah Nicholson
    endorsed 2019-03-05 20:08:28 +0000
    Things need to change for the better ASAP and this would be the answer, Universal credit needs to be scrapped as it clearly isn’t working.
  • Joe Green
    endorsed 2019-03-05 17:06:33 +0000
  • James Crosby
    endorsed 2019-03-05 15:36:23 +0000
  • Tracy McGaughey
    endorsed 2019-03-05 10:30:00 +0000
    I work 2 jobs, one of which is as a self-employed courier. Which a guaranteed income each week I would not struggle if I had to take time off due to illness etc
  • Donald Cross
    endorsed 2019-03-05 10:26:57 +0000
    My company hasn’t given pay rises for the 7years of my being there and all incentives/ bonus schemes have never materialised. Being 55 yrs old and finding it difficult to change jobs / career this would seriously help towards the cost of inflation over the last 7 years.
  • Joanne Williams
    endorsed 2019-03-05 10:21:52 +0000
    Im unable to work in the winter months due to M.E/Chronic fatigue syndrome so cant get a job. My husbands a self employed builder and works all hours. Im not entitled to benefits as in the summer months im fine but we still struggle to live. This would be an unbelievable help for us and after never voting in my life(im 40 in may) i would vote for this!!
  • Lee_milne@outlook.com Milne
    endorsed 2019-03-05 01:00:35 +0000
    Everyone treated fairly
  • Olaide Okeniyi
    endorsed 2019-03-04 18:39:49 +0000
    To make everyone known that they are in this world for better living
  • Daine Thompson
    endorsed 2019-03-04 00:07:57 +0000
  • Alex Johnson
    endorsed 2019-03-03 15:39:17 +0000
    It’s common sense politics which meets the new requirements of a fair and equal society in the 21st Century.
  • Daniel Gilchrist
    endorsed 2019-03-02 20:00:44 +0000
    Can only do good, absolutely fed up with running the rat race with no time for bringing my children up how I would like to. This would ease the pressure.
  • Anna Barton
    endorsed 2019-03-02 15:34:59 +0000
  • Monika Cenarska
    endorsed 2019-03-02 13:40:09 +0000
    It would promote fairer society.
  • Jade Peregrine
    endorsed 2019-03-02 01:31:07 +0000
    It is essential in maintaining quality of life for someone who can not physically work, without it, I wouldn’t be able to live at all, with it, I can support myself enough to contribute what I can, when I can, and still live happily.
  • Sue Gates
    endorsed 2019-03-02 00:45:56 +0000
  • Joanna Sutton
    endorsed 2019-03-01 21:27:30 +0000
    The increased poverty through Universal Credit and unfeasibly low wage growth is crippling children and adults life chances and trapping so many people back into a Victorian style hand to mouth existence. There is so much evidence to show that if not trapped in the cycle of struggling to fulfil even basic needs, people innovate, want to do meaningful things, want to better their and their children’s lives and want to contribute. I am ashamed of the uncharitable and small minded lack of vision that has dominated politics and the economy in recent years. Talent, hope, effort, experience, they have all been squandered and stunted like buds in a vase where there is not enough water, going brown and never destined to bloom. A criminal waste and an insult to the hopes we all cherished bursting into the new millennium and the 21st century. I am sure I am not alone in wanting something better for the future, a society where people’s potential is seen as an opportunity and not a threat. Perhaps basic income is the revolutionary tool we all so desperately need.
  • Maria Terzieva
    endorsed 2019-03-01 16:20:10 +0000
    I believe this will help people have better life and help them pusrsue their dreams,meaning they will be happier,less depressed people etc.
  • Sasan Fouladi-Pour
    @smfp96 tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-28 11:02:17 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=10231
  • Sasan Fouladi-Pour
    endorsed 2019-02-28 11:02:03 +0000
    The evidence shows that it is a far better system to reduce poverty than the current welfare state.
  • Terry Cooper 💎
    endorsed 2019-02-27 12:58:57 +0000
    The benefits of UBI will change the country – and the world – for the better
  • James Railton
    endorsed 2019-02-27 01:49:08 +0000
  • Gordon Wright
    endorsed 2019-02-26 23:36:49 +0000
    It makes sense
  • Sian Podmore
    endorsed 2019-02-26 16:14:15 +0000
    Concerns about future technological developments making many jobs obsolete. The number of people working long hours in low paid, insecure jobs who are still in poverty. Own experience of being ill yet having to continue to work because I cannot face the sheer cruelty of the benefits system
  • Fiona Hamnett
    endorsed 2019-02-26 06:50:36 +0000
  • Andrew Scott
    endorsed 2019-02-25 20:59:13 +0000
  • Jenna Travis
    endorsed 2019-02-24 21:51:43 +0000
    Being a, social worker for almost 10 years I have seen the current system in action, I cannot see how a basic income would cause any more problems but I can completely see how issue such as, homelessness, crime, poor mental health, domestic violence or example would be lowered significantly. This should be tried and tested and rolled out. It makes sense for a progressive society which values its citizens.
  • Nilhan Jayasinghe
    @nilhan tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-24 08:26:22 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=10197

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