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

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  • endorsed 2018-03-14 12:48:16 +0000
    A potential route to increased well-being, freedom and work/life balance for all
  • endorsed 2018-03-14 08:55:53 +0000
    I believe in a basic income as a way of heading towards greater equality, of rewarding people for the great work they do in society, of creating freedom and reducing poverty, and of alleviating the increasing stresses that result from the reduction in jobs as automation progresses.
  • endorsed 2018-03-13 13:57:50 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-03-12 22:46:34 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-03-12 21:22:21 +0000
    A basic standard of living for all without the stigma of benifits
  • endorsed 2018-03-12 08:27:35 +0000
    Fairness for everyone and it levels the playing field for people who don’t have a chance otherwise
  • endorsed 2018-03-12 05:04:05 +0000
    Everyone deserves the opportunity of a basic income.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-11 20:50:15 +0000
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  • endorsed 2018-03-11 20:49:20 +0000
    For everyone to feel valued as an individual and to forfill there potential.
  • endorsed 2018-03-11 16:41:22 +0000
    It has been proven to reduce poverty, inspire people to get better jobs, and to be healthier.
  • endorsed 2018-03-10 20:52:57 +0000
    I want to see fairer society where we share the county’s wealth.
  • endorsed 2018-03-10 03:39:06 +0000
    That we as humans are coming to a point where surplus being the norm could be a possibility (Providing we can avoid worldwide water crisis) and that robots with strong AI will soon start taking jobs. In a new world such as this one we should take measures to allow all citizens to protect themselves and keep themselves at some base level of financial stability. There is still much wealth inequality in the world and to give every a baseline of income would be the best solution, it would also stop people who are in Benefit poverty traps i.e. (recieving low income jobs that give slightly more than benefits but are highly unstable thus decentivising them from working) from looking for work and contributing to the economy.
  • endorsed 2018-03-09 21:50:44 +0000
    everyone will be equal gets the same money you can do less work and have more time to do other things
  • endorsed 2018-03-09 16:25:57 +0000
    human right.
  • endorsed 2018-03-09 01:10:15 +0000
    If we are capable of eradicating poverty then the real question is why shouldn’t I be supporting a basic income?
  • endorsed 2018-03-08 15:56:47 +0000
    Automation is going to kill off jobs faster than the work force can train for other positions. We need a safety net or we will become a nation too akin to a sci-fi dystopia for my liking.
  • endorsed 2018-03-08 13:38:07 +0000
    Believe it will reduce depression and allow more mental health recovery.
  • endorsed 2018-03-06 14:09:50 +0000
    Fairer system, less bureaucracy, more chance of people bettering themselves rather than being tied to a benefits system.
  • endorsed 2018-03-06 02:37:19 +0000
    As a libertarian, i believe the welfare system and state is too complex and the bureaucracy of the Whitehall needs to be significantly reduced because the current system is largely ineffective. As a student at University too, it could help the living costs of students and many others. Economists Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek (both on the right) both supported some form of universal income, arguing it could prevent inequality in the capitalist system. Great idea and needs to be adopted ASAP.
  • endorsed 2018-03-05 16:29:45 +0000
    I believe this is a far better (if only partial) solution to social inequality and poverty than most current welfare systems.
  • endorsed 2018-03-05 16:19:06 +0000
    Give everybody a basic freedom to do what ’s right for them without having to rush into any full time slavery to survive
  • endorsed 2018-03-05 10:32:28 +0000
    This would help eradicate poverty and provide opportunity for people to purse the work and interests that the enjoy, that could benefit society more in the long run, than jobs that pay the most, just so that they can survive.
  • endorsed 2018-03-04 09:45:09 +0000
    It is the most effective means of redistributing economic power, eradicating extreme poverty and empowering individuals with the freedom to achieve their full potential . We are all stakeholders in our national economy and it follows that I see the basic income as a ’citizen’s dividend’.
  • endorsed 2018-03-03 23:49:19 +0000
    A basic income will give people choice. Choice not to have to spend their lives in alienating and often pointless jobs, and free them up to pursue what they love. This will benefit everyone; improve mental health; reduce social ills and inequality; end the exploitation and humiliation of wage slavery, and offer security as work becomes automated or unncessary.
  • endorsed 2018-03-03 17:50:28 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-03-02 23:13:01 +0000
    It cuts red tape
  • endorsed 2018-03-02 17:39:35 +0000
    Just read Basic Income by Guy Standing. I had previously heard about the scheme through Labour Party/Green Party but Guy Standing writes v convincingly about the need for a basic income and how it might be introduced. I live in Stafford and will try to get to hear Guy speak at Biddulph which isn’t too far away.
  • endorsed 2018-03-02 13:56:37 +0000
  • endorsed via 2018-03-02 13:48:34 +0000
  • endorsed via 2018-03-02 08:53:03 +0000
    due to constant slashing of benefits and having been unemployment at various times years past have seen slashing not rates and harshness of systems and believe part time work that is liveable is crucial

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