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

Michael Byrne
Helen Fisher
Simon Carr
Adrian Barritt
Somhairle Kelly
Patrick Ramsey
Konstantinos Efthymiou
Colette Davidson
David Ayling
Mark Strong
Iain McGuigan
Katie Nikiforou
Mererid Jones
Mo Rashid
Daniel Rudderham
David Durant Media For Good
Lucy Lopez
Sophie Bulmer
Tony Whelan
Ruth Horsman
Tracey Fountain
Natasha Mckenzie
Farah El-Sharnouby
Paul Phillips
Clive Hopper
christina carroll
1,646 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Michael Byrne
    endorsed via 2016-11-09 12:35:19 +0000
    ‘replace the complex benefits system with a scheme fit for the 21st century’
  • Helen Fisher
    endorsed 2016-11-09 09:14:40 +0000
  • Simon Carr
    endorsed 2016-11-09 06:38:40 +0000
    It seems fairer than the current system. I have also had to used the flawed jobseeker system once in the past and it does not work. It punishes those that genuinely look for work and those that don’t want work know the system well enough to get round it.
  • Adrian Barritt
    endorsed 2016-11-09 03:49:56 +0000
  • Somhairle Kelly
    endorsed 2016-11-08 23:31:56 +0000
    It’s both fair and practical – it will massively reduce the cost of taking care of the people who need it.
  • Patrick Ramsey
    endorsed 2016-11-08 23:24:06 +0000
  • Konstantinos Efthymiou
    endorsed 2016-11-08 16:12:17 +0000
  • Colette Davidson
    endorsed 2016-11-08 00:05:22 +0000
    Human dignity and love of humanity. we are so much better than this outdated aggressive harmful grab and hold selfish neo liberal cruelty that most of us have to suffer
  • David Ayling
    endorsed 2016-11-07 13:28:28 +0000
  • Mark Strong
    endorsed via 2016-11-07 07:41:36 +0000
  • Iain McGuigan
    endorsed 2016-11-06 23:18:47 +0000
  • Katie Nikiforou
    endorsed 2016-11-06 23:10:26 +0000
    To eradicate need and poverty,to give all citizens access to basic necessities including food and shelter and the means to heat their homes and to allow our children a future of their choice whereby they are no longer forced to be wage slaves but can explore their potential and be free to follow their own path in life no longer constrained by economic necessities and chains.That is my vision, a society no longer ruled by capitalist economy,I see the basic income as a step in that direction and that is why I support it.
  • Mererid Jones
    @MerJone tweeted link to this page. 2016-11-06 16:49:59 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4318
  • Mererid Jones
    endorsed 2016-11-06 16:49:31 +0000
    I believe a basic income would change our perception of other people and would be a step to eradicate poverty forever.
  • Mo Rashid
    endorsed 2016-11-06 12:46:14 +0000
  • Daniel Rudderham
    endorsed 2016-11-05 16:00:05 +0000
    I support the idea, and feel that it is the future for a fair economy that will prevent poverty over the years!
  • David Durant
    Media For Good endorsed 2016-11-04 09:32:44 +0000
    It is one of the best ways to eliminate poverty and give ordinary people the freedom and resources to find personal growth and fulfilment without the anxieties of being in a job just to pay the bills.
  • Lucy Lopez
    endorsed 2016-11-04 02:32:49 +0000
    I believe in the unconditional universal power called Love from which all life forms emanate. It seeks its full expression in and through every life form including the human form. Imagine what our societies would be like when we are lovingly (unconditionally) provided for! Stripped of fear, anxiety, helplessness, hopeless and unworthiness, we will be free to express the natural power and possibility of Love in, as and through us. We will be free from the manipulative and divisive economic systems which oppress us.
  • Sophie Bulmer
    endorsed 2016-11-03 21:30:25 +0000
  • Tony Whelan
    endorsed 2016-11-03 21:07:25 +0000
  • Ruth Horsman
    endorsed 2016-11-03 19:40:57 +0000
    Fascinated by this idea, things need to change and this is very radical but makes perfect sense.
  • Tracey Fountain
    endorsed 2016-11-03 14:09:16 +0000
    I want to see how well it works in the hopes it can encourage the United States to give it a try.
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  • Natasha Mckenzie
    endorsed 2016-11-01 21:29:01 +0000
    - The opportunity for all to have an equal chance, the possibility of fulfilling our potentials, by not having to sacrifice our desires, passions and talents to work in dead end jobs as a way of fulfilling out basic needs. In order to create a more egalitarian society where we don’t just have the idea of freedom but the means to achieve a better life, help society become better educated, in my view this is the next logical step to progession.
  • Farah El-Sharnouby
    endorsed 2016-11-01 15:48:34 +0000
  • Paul Phillips
    endorsed 2016-11-01 09:44:38 +0000
    In a time of globalisation people lack the agency to counteract its negative impact on their lives. 30 years of neo-liberalism has created the conditions for a re-think. I also believe that it will solve the problem of stigmatising the disadvantaged and do away with the need for means testing.
  • Clive Hopper
    endorsed 2016-10-31 14:00:51 +0000
    As someone who despite being qualified in several spheres of work have had to sign on at 6 different Job centres over the year ( I am now 65) the whole process is bureaucratic and unsuitable for the labour market of the 21st century. Free citizens to dip in and out of paid work, start up a business or do voluntary work without having to sign ridiculous declarations and suffer benefit sanctions.
  • christina carroll
    endorsed 2016-10-28 19:04:25 +0100
    It is about time all the citizens of the UK had the security they need
  • Godfred Frimpong
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-28 14:13:24 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!

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