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

Yanni Van der Pant
Richard Jones
Ryan O'Connor
Douglas Peterson
David Jenkins
dinah davey
George Shepherd
Kieran Mann
kenneth tierney
Rebecca Leitch
Ollie Parkinson
Margaret Shepherd
Clare Willison
Alice Rowlands
David Saunders
Gary Kane
Steven Scotland
Jo Else
Rachael Dibb
James Campbell
Christopher Skeldon
Aaron Gilbraith
Chris pulham
Judith
Anne Verdon
mike williams
1,611 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Yanni Vdp
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-14 14:32:54 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Yanni Van der Pant
    endorsed 2016-12-14 14:32:32 +0000
    After doing a lot of research it seems that the benefits far outweigh the costs, it increases general equality and allows people to pursue things like education rather than work in a job that they don’t enjoy and working conditions will necessarily improve because people can just quit their job if working conditions are bad. the social welfare system, which is currently failing, will be made much simpler too.
  • Richard Jones
    endorsed 2016-12-14 03:39:07 +0000
  • Ryan O'Connor
    endorsed 2016-12-13 17:09:49 +0000
    Quantitative easing at a grass roots level driving growth in the economy that everyone would benefit from rather than a massive redistribution of wealth to the top 2%
  • Douglas Peterson
    endorsed 2016-12-13 13:12:37 +0000
  • David Jenkins
    endorsed 2016-12-13 11:54:59 +0000
    it is necessary to make good on technological progress
  • Dinah Davey
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-13 10:33:24 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • dinah davey
    endorsed 2016-12-13 10:29:07 +0000
    I think certain areas within the system needs to change.this sounds like a step in the right direction
  • George Shepherd
    endorsed via 2016-12-12 13:06:28 +0000
  • Kieran Mann
    endorsed 2016-12-12 10:51:10 +0000
  • kenneth tierney
    endorsed 2016-12-12 09:30:31 +0000
    It helps conquer inequality.
  • Rebecca Leitch
    endorsed 2016-12-12 08:45:23 +0000
    I believe that a universal income would help parents to raise their own children at home during their early years which would benefit society as that generation grow up with all of the benefits that a stay at home parent affords them. I also believe that it would take pressure off of the nhs and the social care system as many people would choose to care for their own relatives if they did not have to work as much.
  • Ollie Parkinson
    endorsed 2016-12-11 22:21:40 +0000
    Very passionate about the cause
  • Margaret Shepherd
    endorsed 2016-12-11 20:28:54 +0000
    What a fantastic idea. I believe it would allow people to grow, whilst taking the stress and worry away when struggling to make ends meet
  • Radical Lambchop #AEweForEU #FinalSay
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-11 18:08:22 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Radical Lambchop #AEweForEU #FinalSay
    @CurlyClareToo tweeted link to this page. 2016-12-11 18:08:18 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4518
  • Clare Willison
    endorsed 2016-12-11 18:07:58 +0000
    Removes stigma of claiming state help and ensures everyone can stand and start to climb from ground level rather than trying—and failing—to get out of a deep hole of debt and destitution. As work is less predictable and less secure it would encourage those who can work—even disabled who can’t work full-time or even regularly—to supplement earnings on ad hoc basis without fear of being left short when bureaucracy fails to keep up with a daily-changing situation. Being able to do a little work here and there as they can and ending social stigma would improve self-esteem and confidence, allow young people to gain experience and self-worth without being exploited. would give the whole nation a boost economically and reduce envy as not competing with each other just to survive and feeling some are taking advantage of others. With fear of sickness causing loss of earnings removed, stress would be reduced and stress-related illness could reduce. For starters.
  • Alice Rowlands
    endorsed 2016-12-11 17:33:00 +0000
    Without it very soon most people will starve – Amazon have just opened an automated high street shop – no staff at all – it is the future.
  • David Saunders
    endorsed 2016-12-11 00:44:09 +0000
    I honestly believe this is the future of society. Providing a basic income is a fair society which will encourage creativity and provide more people to make an attempt at their passion in life rather than having the fear of having to keep food on the table.
  • Gary Kane
    endorsed 2016-12-10 18:32:51 +0000
  • Steven Scotland
    endorsed 2016-12-10 13:22:05 +0000
  • Jo Else
    endorsed 2016-12-10 09:56:28 +0000
    I won’t make it to old age without basic income.
  • Rachael Dibb
    endorsed 2016-12-10 00:37:07 +0000
  • James Campbell
    endorsed 2016-12-08 18:03:46 +0000
    more disposable income for the poor to spend will go straight back in to the british economy plus the added incentive of added income from work on top its a win win
  • Christopher Skeldon
    endorsed 2016-12-08 15:35:19 +0000
    With the rise in automation a basic income will be a necessity. It’s also a good way of becoming a tool for redistribution of wealth away from the one percent.
  • Aaron Gilbraith
    endorsed 2016-12-08 14:37:53 +0000
  • Chris pulham
    endorsed 2016-12-08 07:50:21 +0000
    To fight poverty, give people a chance to live a normal live and a solution to capitalism.
  • Judith
    endorsed 2016-12-07 18:58:53 +0000
    The present system does not work, discourages people from working and costs a fortune – use the money to give all people a level of security on equal terms with each other, plus the freedom to work more or be creative in whatever way instead!
  • Anne Verdon
    endorsed 2016-12-07 15:10:50 +0000
    I work with people in receipt of benefits, and people in work on low incomes. I think a basic income would be good for all of us, and it would take away the stigma around claiming benefits
  • mike williams
    endorsed 2016-12-06 21:30:31 +0000
    Good idea.

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