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

Stephen Feeney
Angela Campbell Newcastle fibromyalgia support group
Riff Devin
Cameron Powell
Christopher Walker
Emma Harwood
Steve Wiiams
Daniel Matthews
Carmen Zurl
Sean Murphy
Rosalind Clayton
Suz Yadallee
Carole Linley
chris Walton
Jon Henderson
Matt Francomb
Melanie Maclean
Emma Brown
Peter Sanders
James Sweeney
James William
sharon lawrence
Peter Bibby
Joseph Barker
Vincent Rowlatt
Steve D
1,936 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Stephen Feeney
    endorsed 2017-02-01 10:17:11 +0000
    Economic stability in an economy requires automatic stabilisers to smooth out the fluctuations in the economic cycle.
  • Angela Campbell
    Newcastle fibromyalgia support group endorsed 2017-01-31 10:00:20 +0000
    I run Newcastle fibromyalgia support group lots of us on pip , ESA etc .
  • Riff Devin
    endorsed 2017-01-30 18:50:40 +0000
    Fairness, and an incentive for people to do better.
  • Cameron Powell
    endorsed 2017-01-30 16:10:50 +0000
    I have lived in England all my life. I have met so many people struggling to juggle bills, living in poverty and the negative mental health impact it has on this country’s citizens. I personally am in a bad way when it comes to employment. I wish to work full time and I hope I will achieve this soon. A basic universal income will help eradicate poverty in one of the richest countries in the world. How can we help others around the globe if our own citizens are struggling at the same time. I am in my early 20’s and I believe most people my age would use the money to either pay for funding for better jobs for even to start up businesses thus pumping more money into the country’s economy. Something I think we really need with us leaving the EU. PLEASE HELP SUPPORT THIS CAMPAIGN IT WOULD HELP SUPPORT THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY NEED IT.
  • Christopher Walker
    endorsed 2017-01-30 15:29:58 +0000
    I think all parties the government included) have abused the current benefits system.Lies have dominated the system to make it unfair for those to get money & sanctions have made their lives unbearable.I think it would be a great idea,though it isn’t the solution in it’s entirety.
  • Emma Harwood
    endorsed 2017-01-30 14:47:47 +0000
    Unconditional Basic Income is a step in the right direction to a better, safer, and fairer way of living. It would reduce poverty, and less people would live in fear.
  • Steve Wiiams
    endorsed 2017-01-30 13:11:45 +0000
  • Daniel Matthews
    endorsed 2017-01-30 12:04:31 +0000
    Nobody deserves to live in poverty, make basic housing and income a right, not a privilege. Basic income sets the precedent for all – you have the right to live safely and securely.

    The benefits system as it stands is an outrage and too easily swindled, the requirements for collecting benefits or protective housing are vast and difficult to navigate, often leaving people vulnerable.

    Let’s set a standard baseline for all – here is what your nation gives you, you can afford a house or flat, and you can afford to feed yourself. Now go forward and make something out of yourself.
  • Carmen Zurl
    endorsed 2017-01-30 09:01:38 +0000
    I lived in Australia in the 80s when the ‘doll’ money was so liberally given that it virtually paid for gap year break and gave people a sense of love and protection at a community level that rippled through the culture and community in a deeply apreciated and healthy way. I long to see such a society return to this plant somewhere. Happy to help UK linspire a fundamental social change in the world. It wouldn’t be the first time in history this country succeded in acomplishing such global leadership and innovative change.
  • Sean Murphy
    endorsed 2017-01-29 23:06:21 +0000
  • Rosalind Clayton
    endorsed via 2017-01-29 22:39:53 +0000
  • Suz Yadallee
    endorsed 2017-01-29 15:16:09 +0000
    It would certainly relieve the worry, stress and anxiety caused by debt and financial problems. Morally it’s the right thing to do.
  • Carole Linley
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-29 12:48:28 +0000
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  • Carole Linley
    endorsed 2017-01-29 12:47:44 +0000
    This will lead to a fair redistribution of wealth and go some way to end financial insecurity for the most vulnerable in all societies
  • chris Walton
    endorsed 2017-01-29 12:23:40 +0000
    This Basic Income policy is the basis for an evolved society, but what we have to understand is that the economic barriers that are in place are there, and always have been, to oppose such a clever strategy. IT’S OUR MONEY! The powers that be deal in fear and scarcity!!!
  • Jon Henderson
    endorsed 2017-01-29 12:21:35 +0000
    I firmly believe in supporting the citizens of any society financially to enable them to then care and support those in need rather than working full time for ones own requirements.
  • Matt Francomb
    endorsed 2017-01-29 12:02:53 +0000
    Because it seems so obviously the right thing to do.
  • Melanie Maclean
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-29 11:24:53 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Melanie Maclean
    endorsed 2017-01-29 11:24:10 +0000
    Having worked 50 hours plus week all my life in jobs I’ve not enjoyed just for the money – basic income would free me and I believe support a fairer, more caring society
  • Emma Brown
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-29 11:10:37 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Emma Brown
    endorsed 2017-01-29 11:06:29 +0000
  • Peter Sanders
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-29 10:55:51 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Peter Sanders
    endorsed 2017-01-29 10:55:27 +0000
  • James Sweeney
    endorsed 2017-01-29 10:54:24 +0000
    I support basic income simply because it is the moral thing to do, from a psychophysical point would lead better mental and physical Heath ,gives a challenge to globalisation and the rise of far right populism.
  • James William
    endorsed 2017-01-29 10:53:55 +0000
    A desire for a fairer society which enables the individual the freedom to contribute to the collective as best they see fit.
  • sharon lawrence
    endorsed 2017-01-29 10:53:32 +0000
    1/ we should all benefit from our collective wealth.

    2/an average full time job does not provide for a living. It is not possible to pay bills, mortgage, rent, food on an average wage, or ever buy a house. So people have become slaves if they have to always work, but cannot even get enough to live.

    3/ capitalism has us all working in mainly shit unnecessary jobs, producing stuff which is not necessary. If we were to cooperate and just make what is necessary and do what was needed, then not much work wood be needed anyway. And if people had the the time to relax , eat good food, instead of commercial food, and the means to live a healthy life, we would need very little of the national sickness service that we are now compelled to spend so much money on. Even spending all day sitting as so many do in there rubbish jobs, causes ill health.

    4/ we cannot use our talents and creativity under the current system
  • Peter Bibby
    endorsed 2017-01-29 10:49:17 +0000
  • Joseph Barker
    endorsed 2017-01-29 05:22:31 +0000
    I feel it would benefit the majority of people rather than the super rich
  • Vincent Rowlatt
    endorsed 2017-01-28 18:47:43 +0000
    Ten Reasons to Support Basic Income…It is for all the reasons you have outlined, a great idea; give everyone enough money for a decent life, I’m all for it but it will never happen.

    You are asking the slave masters to put down their whips. Those who have a vested interest in keeping the poor in their place with threats of destitution will never allow the population the freedom to ‘be who they are’, where’s the profit in that?

    You’ve got to earn your ‘crust’, toil through your life, struggle to make ends meet, keep up with the Jones’; you can’t just hand out free money to people, if you do that then what will happen to the ‘workshy’ the ‘feckless’ the ‘shirkers and the scroungers’ if everyone has a decent income, a society where no one worries about debt and poverty, who then can I wag my disapproving finger at?

    Work ethic is defined as a belief in labouring diligently (Work sets you free).

    It is a belief that is deeply entrenched in our society.

    An example of someone with work ethic is a person who gets to work on time every day and always works long days to get the job done.

    The population has been fed this line since the industrial revolution, those who, for whatever reason cannot or will not comply with this ‘belief’ are vilified.


    How can this ‘belief’ apply to your own free leisure time?

    A basic income for all…permanent holiday pay and you can still go to work if you want to?

    No, sadly, it will never happen.
  • Steve D
    endorsed 2017-01-28 18:33:52 +0000

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