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

John Payne
Danielle Hudson
Ayse Guloglu
John Ridge
susan sullivan Open University
Emily Tellwright
Clive Hopper
tim mitchell
shahid jamil
Libby Ruffle
Jeff Underwood
Patrick McCabe
Stephen Moorhouse
Matt Nicholas
Rafael Walton
James Rolls
Sebastian Black
Mitchell Lever
Natalie Hollingworth
liam foley
Derek Kirkup
Daniela Antonova
Denise Kimmitt
Lynsey Kimmitt
Andrew Prestidge
Sharon Auldyth Morris
Joseph MacMillan Apollo InfoSec Limited
1,560 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • John Payne
    endorsed 2018-07-24 17:33:28 +0100
    This idea could reduce poverty, reduce the need people feel to commit crime, close the gap between the richest and the poorest, more opportunities for mental wellbeing, the list is endless.
  • Danielle Hudson
    endorsed 2018-07-24 16:34:03 +0100
    I believe this is a brilliant way to fairly spread the benefit of taxes, I have worked since I was 14, never claimed benefits and I’ve known many people over my life falsely claiming benefits for disabilities and medical health, who have themselves admitted they could work but are just to lazy to. Finally there could be a system where everyone is treated as an equal, where those who are motivated to work are not penalised for it while paying for other to do nothing. Obviously not all cases are illegitimate but the current system it far too easy to play and work which unfortunately is what a lot of people do. 100% support this change and would happily back it in any way possible.
  • Ayse Guloglu
    endorsed 2018-07-24 15:48:06 +0100
    It’s the right thing to do
  • John Ridge
    endorsed 2018-07-24 12:00:37 +0100
    I believe that the present system of benefits is too complicated. Basic Income would make it easier for more people to find employment. This can only be good for the country.
  • susan sullivan
    Open University endorsed 2018-07-23 20:45:22 +0100
    There’s no other way forward to a civilised society
  • Emily Tellwright
    endorsed 2018-07-21 20:41:07 +0100
    It is fundamentally right and just.
  • Clive Hopper
    endorsed 2018-07-19 13:26:29 +0100
    The benefits system is unfit for purpose and a basic income guarantee would save money and bureaucracy by allowing people to work part-time, full time, temp, study or set up a business without worrying about paying immediate bills. Free the people.
  • tim mitchell
    endorsed 2018-07-19 12:46:45 +0100
  • shahid jamil
    endorsed 2018-07-19 08:17:43 +0100
    Universal basic income is necessary to all poor and middle class citizens to survive at this capitalist planet. Capitalism is growing up with the label of fake democracy and playing with emotions of innocent poor and middle class families. Food stuff prices are increasing day by day in multinational and national stores because capitalist want to earn more money.
  • Libby Ruffle
    @SuffCoastGreens tweeted link to this page. 2018-07-18 12:13:15 +0100
    We're endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join us! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=9109
  • Libby Ruffle
    endorsed 2018-07-18 12:12:26 +0100
  • Jeff Underwood
    endorsed 2018-07-17 22:15:23 +0100
    To deliver hope for young people, to protect everybody from the potential downside of modern technology including robotics.
  • Patrick McCabe
    endorsed 2018-07-17 11:16:43 +0100
  • Stephen Moorhouse
    endorsed 2018-07-13 23:58:38 +0100
    I agree with the premise.
  • Matt Nicholas
    endorsed 2018-07-10 19:46:46 +0100
    A future where we can follow our individual passions and contribute to shaping a richer and healthier world is a utopian vision but nonetheless achievable. UBI is the way to go and should’ve been implemented decades ago (and very nearly was in the U.S.!).
  • Rafael Walton
    endorsed via 2018-07-10 17:35:44 +0100
    A more engaged and passionate workforce will boost both creativity and productivity, as people pursue jobs that are more aligned with their beliefs and passions. #WinWin
  • James Rolls
    endorsed 2018-07-09 13:06:42 +0100
    Believe everyone should have an equal opportunity to contribute to their future
  • Sebastian Black
    endorsed 2018-07-09 10:10:42 +0100
    Universal Basic Income is not just a safety net catching people that fall through the gaps in our welfare state. It is a solid foundation from which everyone is empowered. Individuals, free of basic financial burden, can reclaim their lives, reconnect with humanity, and pursue work and projects that enrich not just their own lives, but society as a whole. It is safety. It is hope. It is freedom.
  • Mitchell Lever
    endorsed 2018-07-08 10:17:53 +0100
  • Natalie Hollingworth
    endorsed 2018-07-07 23:48:07 +0100
    Because I believe that the structure of society itself needs a complete overhaul to support the beauty of humanity rather than keeping us in boxes. We should be pursuing efficiency of automaton to reduce the number of hours people need to work, not creating unnecessary layers of management and regulation that merely create jobs for the sake of it.
  • liam foley
    endorsed 2018-07-07 23:09:59 +0100
    It’s a step forward
  • Derek Kirkup
    endorsed 2018-07-07 10:59:33 +0100
    I believe that we need to create the conditions for people to truly discover themselves, their talents and their passions, so that they can contribute to our society with the greatest of inspiration and enthusiasm. This means removing conditions that cause unnecessary stress.
  • Daniela Antonova
    endorsed 2018-07-06 18:05:40 +0100
    Because it makes sense!
  • Denise Kimmitt
    endorsed 2018-07-06 11:53:24 +0100
  • Lynsey Kimmitt
    endorsed 2018-07-06 11:48:02 +0100
  • Andrew Prestidge
    endorsed 2018-07-06 09:36:46 +0100
  • Sharon Auldyth Morris
    endorsed 2018-07-06 08:59:20 +0100
    It makes tremendous sense, and is a humane and civilised alternative to the current benefit system. As a single parent with a disability , I constantly juggle the demands of full-time work with caring for my family and my own well-being. UBI would allow me to buy extra leave, or allow me to reduce my hours to focus on my writing. It would provide some financial independence for my two adult sons who live at home still.
  • Joseph MacMillan
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-05 20:43:31 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Joseph MacMillan
    @JoeMacM38 tweeted link to this page. 2018-07-05 20:43:28 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=9036
  • Joseph MacMillan
    Apollo InfoSec Limited endorsed 2018-07-05 20:43:10 +0100
    Economically and Socially, it’s a feasible and reasonable solution to the issues facing us over the next ten years, during the age of automation.

    “Dignity” is a great word to describe the benefit of scrapping our current welfare system; Forcing people to prove they’re trying to compete in a system which isn’t fit-for-purpose is a form of torture, and deprives the potential society could see from allowing people stuck in dead-end jobs trying to make ends meet pursue their dreams and actualize their potential.

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