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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

Fred Billyard
Debbie Shanahan
Jacqueline Dobbins
Matt Sanders
Eve Steadman
Andy McGowan
Jennifer Wright
Paul Edwards
Simon Lawrence
Lesley Richards
Joshua Morgan
Karl Whitfield
Sarunas Syminas
Dyl B
Thomas de Beer
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
1,685 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Fred Billyard
    endorsed 2016-12-26 14:11:17 +0000
  • Debbie Shanahan
    endorsed 2016-12-25 07:31:18 +0000
    Choice
  • Jacqueline Dobbins
    endorsed 2016-12-24 20:25:24 +0000
    I believe that this is the way forward. It’s scandalous that so many are homeless and hungry in this day and age, a basic income will go some way to eliminate this. Also increased mechanisation of manual tasks will take more jobs away from the market.
  • Matt Sanders
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-23 17:12:44 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! We have no choice, the Robots are taking our jobs!
  • Matt Sanders
    endorsed 2016-12-23 17:12:07 +0000
    In the face of automation, we must move forward to provide a viable alternative to paid employment which is disappearing at an alarming rate. Government seems completely unprepared to deal with this problem that is leading to 15 high street retail shops a DAY closing. I thing the Basic Income campaign is the way forward and that Basic Income will prosper the nation.
  • Eve Steadman
    endorsed 2016-12-23 09:00:05 +0000
  • Andy McGowan
    endorsed 2016-12-23 00:33:46 +0000
  • Jennifer Wright
    endorsed 2016-12-22 13:17:28 +0000
    A fairer society
  • Paul Edwards
    endorsed 2016-12-22 11:33:54 +0000
    Way forward
  • Simon Lawrence
    endorsed 2016-12-20 13:42:30 +0000
    I support the automation of mundane, unrewarding, repetitive jobs . However UBI needs to be in place so that the unfortunate people that depend on these types of jobs for an income can still live a decent life.
  • Lesley Richards
    endorsed 2016-12-18 10:25:27 +0000
    It is fair,practical and a logical way forward in a civilised society.
  • Joshua Morgan
    endorsed 2016-12-18 08:28:00 +0000
    I believe that everybody deserves to have their most basic needs met.
  • Karl Whitfield
    endorsed 2016-12-15 20:14:16 +0000
    I believe that everybody deserves to have their most basic needs met.



    There are Men, Women and Children who live in poverty, unsure whether or not they will have enough money for food and other essentials.



    A Universal Basic Income would at the very least take pressure off those who quite simply cannot ‘afford to live’.



    For the Homeless, i think the Basic Universal Income should be used instead to fund sheltered accommodation which also meets their basic needs. This would also give them a real opportunity to be helped and rehabilitated, enabling them to work towards living independently!



    For Prisoners, i think they should be given the opportunity to find secure housing, food and a means to improve themselves. Not every former criminal is a bad person. Again, the Basic Universal Income could be used to fund Sheltered Accommodation which meets their basic needs.



    For those who are unable to manage finances responsibly. I believe the Basic Universal Income could instead be used to pay for Utility Bills or be paid in the form of Food Vouchers. This would guarantee their basic needs are met without giving them a means to squander the money.
  • AeroFX
    @AeroFX tweeted link to this page. 2016-12-15 20:11:56 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4548
  • Sarunas Syminas
    endorsed 2016-12-15 16:02:20 +0000
    I do believe this will inevitably be the future. For people to evolve and create a brighter future for the planet nobody should worry what to do for money and focus on things what matters the most to them.
  • Dyl B
    endorsed 2016-12-15 12:49:39 +0000
  • Thomas de Beer
    endorsed 2016-12-15 10:51:48 +0000
    Current social systems are lacking results. The basic income system is what the world needs today.
  • 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

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