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

Fran Smith
1,258 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • endorsed 2018-01-24 16:30:19 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-01-24 14:48:47 +0000
    Because it makes sense!
  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-01-22 22:37:24 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • endorsed 2018-01-22 22:35:56 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-01-22 21:14:03 +0000
    Humanity’s moral strength comes from supporting the unable and enabling equality.
  • endorsed 2018-01-22 19:29:51 +0000
    I believe it would enable people to live the life they choose to instead of just surviving day to day.
  • endorsed 2018-01-21 23:43:25 +0000
    Brilliant idea.
  • endorsed 2018-01-21 15:00:11 +0000
    I amd a psychologist workingwithin the ‘homelessness’ field. I believe housing is a human right and that most effective psychological interviention for homelessness is the universal basic income .
  • endorsed 2018-01-21 01:18:06 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-01-20 12:14:42 +0000
    I think it’s a great idea that will help in a thousand ways
  • endorsed 2018-01-20 06:07:23 +0000
    need a stepping stone to a life worth living
  • endorsed 2018-01-20 02:01:44 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-01-17 15:47:02 +0000
    As a stay at home Mum, my husband has to support the family financially on his own. Currently if I were to work even part time it would cost me too much in childcare and so it is not cost effective (but as you can imagine puts a lot of pressure on my husband) also the sort of work I would be doing would be quite low paid. If we all had a universal basic income my husband could spend more time with me and the children and I would be able to work part time if I wanted to.
  • endorsed 2018-01-17 13:32:05 +0000
    High cost of living, low wages and inflation makes surving on your wage extremely difficult
  • endorsed 2018-01-17 08:00:17 +0000
    I believe that we need to implement a basic income policy as it makes sense economically to provide a kind of safety net. Those on low incomes are given extra financial security, and those earning higher can either spend this, giving the economy a boost or provide for pensions etc.
  • endorsed 2018-01-15 20:33:40 +0000
    Equality. Human rights. Female empowerment. Environmental relief. Labour rights. Love.
  • endorsed 2018-01-13 19:28:55 +0000
    Equality for all
  • endorsed 2018-01-13 13:07:14 +0000
    It will improve the world in which we live and put an end to the Rich-Poor gap which is growing to revolution fueling levels.
  • endorsed 2018-01-12 10:32:55 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-01-11 17:24:31 +0000
    It would be better
  • endorsed 2018-01-10 18:50:30 +0000
    worries about not being able too afford retiring even though i have paid in for 43 years
  • endorsed 2018-01-10 14:13:37 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-01-09 23:30:00 +0000
    Poverty and homelessness are violence, and if we don’t take action to stop it, we are committing that violence.
  • endorsed 2018-01-09 10:18:38 +0000
    I support the movement from required labour for basic living conditions, to a basic income that might allow people to focus their time and efforts in creative, spiritual, or scientific endeavors unconstrained by work.
  • endorsed 2018-01-08 19:13:59 +0000
    It will allow the working class to work because they want to, rather than work to survive. This will increase the quality of life over thousands of the working class.
  • endorsed 2018-01-08 11:29:37 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-01-07 17:30:11 +0000
    So that the older generation doesn’t have to choose between having the heating on, or being able to eat. The younger generation has more parental input, and educational support and citizens of the UK can finally go into their dream job and not feel pressured to enter a particular job because it pays.
  • endorsed 2018-01-06 12:07:27 +0000
    For a fairer society . And the basis of people will build themselves out of poverty
  • @fransongs tweeted link to this page. 2018-01-06 03:36:32 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=8001
  • Fran Smith endorsed 2018-01-06 03:36:07 +0000

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