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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

Meg Hill
Jade Cella
Sam Mattacott
Ainsley graham
Margaret Graham
Matt Nicholas
Jamie Graham
Lewis Elliott
Mark Hassall
Ryan Smith
Will Howard
rose thompson
James Loxston
Annette Keating
peter Verhulsdonk
Neil Sherring
Michael Power
Susan H
Tom Dunbar
Michael Rudd
mark parry
John Armitage
James Keogh
tom thomson
1,936 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Meg Hill
    endorsed 2017-02-09 13:43:49 +0000
    Jobs disappearing due to robots. Recognising equality and needs of all as citizens.
  • Jade Cella
    endorsed via 2017-02-09 12:03:36 +0000
  • Sam Mattacott
    @samattacott tweeted link to this page. 2017-02-09 10:45:02 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4938
  • Sam Mattacott
    endorsed 2017-02-09 10:44:40 +0000
    I believe it will make living conditions better for everyone sharing this plane of existence
  • Ainsley graham
    endorsed via 2017-02-08 15:31:28 +0000
  • Margaret Graham
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-08 15:12:36 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Margaret Graham
    endorsed via 2017-02-08 15:11:15 +0000
  • Matt Nicholas
    endorsed 2017-02-08 12:26:27 +0000
  • Jamie Graham
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-08 10:32:06 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Jamie Graham
    @scotlad1989 tweeted link to this page. 2017-02-08 10:32:02 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4932
  • Jamie Graham
    endorsed 2017-02-08 10:29:27 +0000
    Both my partner and I work our asses of day in day out a and after paying rent to our landlord, council tax, gas,electric. We barely scrape by. But you have the unemployed who get housing benefit and council tax paid and get their benefit+ which are better off than us who work
  • Lewis Elliott
    endorsed 2017-02-07 23:38:22 +0000
    I believe the time is right to debate whether a basic income reduces multiple inequalities.
  • Mark Hassall
    endorsed 2017-02-06 21:58:44 +0000
    In conjunction with a overhaul of the tax base, the universal basic income will be a crucial step towards providing economic security for all, and establishing a new conception of the commons, whereby every member of our society has the right to share in the wealth created by society. Such a policy will act as an engine not only of security, but of growth and innovation.
  • Ryan Smith
    endorsed 2017-02-06 19:46:56 +0000
    It sounds very simple and easy to understand and I think it would benefit everyone whether they are working or not.
  • Will Howard
    endorsed 2017-02-06 19:22:04 +0000
    To provide everyone with the means to a sustainable and decent standard of living. Not only will it benefit each person it will benefit the entire country and economy
  • rose thompson
    endorsed 2017-02-06 16:27:56 +0000
  • james
    @sendmeluvonbebo tweeted link to this page. 2017-02-05 20:13:59 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4908
  • James Loxston
    endorsed 2017-02-05 20:13:32 +0000
    The Future
  • Annette Keating
    endorsed 2017-02-05 15:57:02 +0000
    To give everyone a reasonable standard of living
  • Peter Verhulsdonk
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-05 15:34:48 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • peter Verhulsdonk
    endorsed 2017-02-05 15:33:27 +0000
  • Neil Sherring
    endorsed 2017-02-05 14:53:53 +0000
    I think it makes sense, and it is fair. For those reasons I doubt that it will happen, but I sincerely hope that I am wrong.

    I am still not clear about how it would be financed.
  • Michael Power
    endorsed 2017-02-04 14:10:59 +0000
    It appears to simplify our present very cumbersome system of benefits
  • Susan H
    endorsed 2017-02-03 22:53:29 +0000
    Mothers can care for their children, carers can care for their relatives, disabled can live with dignity, the unemployed can start their own business, we can have dignity from the stigma from being on benefits. No more sanctions, people can rest if they are sick, it makes sense on so many levels
  • Tom Dunbar
    endorsed 2017-02-02 12:53:58 +0000
    There is a high unemployment rate in young people, and robotics will take many more jobs away in the coming years, so there is a great need to create more part time jobs, and with the basic income it would encourage both employers and employees to accept this drastic change, and create a fairer society for all.
  • Michael Rudd
    endorsed 2017-02-02 11:13:03 +0000
    To escape wage slavery, by opting for a minimalist life I could free up time working and spend it on my passions rather than my time being wasted in some useless company that I don’t care about.
  • mark parry
    endorsed 2017-02-02 10:41:55 +0000
  • John Armitage
    endorsed 2017-02-02 02:00:44 +0000
    Equality
  • James Keogh
    endorsed 2017-02-01 23:24:08 +0000
  • tom thomson
    endorsed 2017-02-01 13:15:20 +0000
    In a world of ever increasing globalisation and automation the implementation of a basic income seems logical and necessary. Also, the current form of capitalism in our society has failed to distribute fairly the wealth it has generated.

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