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

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  • endorsed 2018-03-01 19:00:19 +0000
    As someone who experienced all the hassle of the outdated benefits system. I support this great idea.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-01 18:11:11 +0000
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  • endorsed 2018-03-01 18:10:53 +0000
    I think it would be an excellent fair way of giving everyone the chance to reach their full potential, especially in an age when full employment is looking more and more unlikely…
  • endorsed 2018-03-01 11:24:14 +0000
  • I am told I am very organised ! endorsed 2018-03-01 03:17:50 +0000
    Some people would like more Crisis centres somewhere peaceful to stay for a few days…

    Some of my friends are homeless and sectioned under the Mental Health act …

    Some of my friends are being bullied by the DWP this bullying is affecting their health …

    Some of my friends are in very poor housing and have been for months , which affects their well being ….

    Some of my friends are being forced to take depot injections which they think are unhealthy for them …

    Experts by experience that are paid and peer support are vital.

    Please be aware of the following: -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U

    Dr James Davies: The Origins of the DSM

    Pat Bracken’s work ….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV5RKT6Q8qU

    Jo Moncrieff’s work … Joanna Moncrieff and The Radar project

    FEEL (Friends of East End Loonies) hosted this event at Kingsley Hall with Joanna Moncrieff critical psychiatric network

    Hearing Voices Network

    nsun (national survivor user network), network for mental health in England, UK. Independent, service user led c…


    Home page of the national paranoia network

    Micheala Amering’s work ….

    https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2014/04/25/viewpoint-the-medicalisation-of-human-distress/

    http://www.shapingourlives.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/FROM-MENTAL-ILLNESS-PDF-2.pdf


    Ben Goldacre’s Bad Pharma and Bad Science that Doctors and academics made up illnesses for money !

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/magazine/the-times-magazine/is-there-a-cure-for-alzheimers-disease-f9tp8st9w


    Universal citizen wage

    Scrap benefits and bring in ‘citizens wage’ for everyone, Government told

    Jon Stone

    The UK’s welfare system should be replaced with a single universal basic income paid to all citizens whether in …

    A no-strings basic income? If it works for the royal family, it can work for us all | John O’Farrell

    Don’t choke at the idea of a universal basic income. It benefits many – from beggars to entrepreneurs


    Citizen control Degree of citizen power

    Delegated power

    Partnership

    Placation Degree of tokenism

    Consultation

    Informing

    Therapy Non participation

    manipulation


    The Royal College of Psychiatrists booklet “Schizophrenia” (page 26) states: -


    “…if there is an inaccurate or abusive item about schizophrenia in the press, a radio talk show or a TV, don’t get depressed, get active. Write a letter, e-mail them, phone them up and tell them where they are wrong. It works! …”


    Why just restrict this to the media?

    How can this be? things need to change …. pay ratios idea?

    Titans of industry earn more than average annual wage in three days

    By Tom Knowles, Economics Correspondent

    The working year has hardly begun but already the pay of many FTSE 100 chief executives has passed the annual av…

    Green Party | Green Party calls for wealth tax to tackle soaring inequality

    If I am lucky enough to never need surgery, then a road sweeper is more important to me than a surgeon?

    Or should I sweep the road myself?

    https://youtu.be/aOtFYMDiOtI


    https://youtu.be/d8eqWBVtD2g


    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=BBC+Like+Minds+video+voice+hearing&view=detail&mid=A107324593C65110BC59A107324593C65110BC59&FORM=VIRE

    Hope this information is useful.

    Best wishes

    Wendy Micklewright
  • endorsed 2018-02-28 15:58:06 +0000
    I think this is a fair and equal system. We should definitely introduce this.
  • endorsed 2018-02-27 20:38:07 +0000
    A Universal Basic Income (UBI) will provide for a better world!
  • endorsed 2018-02-27 15:23:33 +0000
    I think it’s about time people were free to do the things they like and not be tied down by the working week.
  • endorsed 2018-02-27 15:03:05 +0000
    I’m endorsing Basic Income UK’s statement. Let’s do something about it and build our own System for Basic Income. SwiftDemand at tinyurl.com/ya4luns3 are building a basic income Crypto Currency, those who sign up for an account receive 100 Coins per day, they can be spent in the community store, and later will be tradeable.
  • endorsed 2018-02-26 17:58:31 +0000
    The positive effect it would have on mental health and improvement to community connection.
  • endorsed 2018-02-26 15:49:20 +0000
    Everyone is equal getting the same money then if people want to work.for extra .money they can then.there is no arguments people are getting this and that for nothingand you could do less work to.have more time doing other things you wish
  • endorsed 2018-02-25 23:37:47 +0000
    Liberate the people let technology work for us. It is not right to have people trapped in jobs that could easily be done with machines or computers.
  • endorsed 2018-02-24 10:33:25 +0000
    Sounds like a much more sensible system than what we have now and it has obviously worked well in other countries
  • endorsed 2018-02-24 09:53:00 +0000
    Will stop children going hungry. Will give people dignity. Excellent idea.
  • endorsed 2018-02-24 09:41:11 +0000
    Would give people their dignity back.
  • endorsed 2018-02-24 09:17:03 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-24 08:21:10 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-24 06:11:50 +0000
    Great idea , we would all have the same
  • endorsed 2018-02-24 00:27:58 +0000
    It will give people dignity and enthusiasm to improve their lives.
  • endorsed 2018-02-23 23:20:46 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-22 13:38:45 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-21 23:01:49 +0000
    We need enough money to survive and prevent depression for goodness sake!
  • endorsed 2018-02-21 22:50:42 +0000
    My thoughts are very similar to William kendall, although I’d like to add the concepts contained within the book, The science of getting rich, in regards to the need of money for people to be free to progress in all aspects of there life, you need money to further your education and skills, I liken it to man learning to farm and learning husbandry, it free people’s time to specialise with allowed our community’s and economy to grow into city sized operations then nation I believe this would be a massive step forward for our civilization, and produce more Innovation and invention than ever before.
  • endorsed 2018-02-21 16:54:38 +0000
    With the rise of Blockchain technology, AI and Automation, the next 15-20 years are going to bring about more unemployment and redundancy in many working sectors, than has ever been seen before…this could have long term positive results but short term problematic effects.


    This will bring about a lot of changes in the way everyday people appreciate having worthy tasks within their lives – a purpose, a meaning. With the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Bernie Sanders all proponents of a universal basic income (UBI) model – Jeremy Corbyn may even be looking to introduce the idea of a ‘Robot Tax’ so companies don’t take all the gains from these technical improvements.


    If you would like to have an idea if your job is replaceable one day, a Job Automation Index was created by Oxford University to show how likely it is that your working sector could succumb to AI and Automation you can see this Index below:-


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/…/jobs-risk-automation-accordin…/


    Further to this, Right now in January 2017, the Nordic nation began paying a random but mandatory sample of 2,000 unemployed people aged 25 to 58 a monthly €560 (£475). There is no obligation either to seek or accept employment during the two years the trial lasts, and any who do take a job will continue to receive the same amount.


    So the tests are already starting, and I expect this will be a scheme looked to be rolled out across the westernized world to tackle the inevitable bleak futures some may be facing and help certain working sectors adapt to a new world where AI, automation and Blockchain technology carries out faster more efficient work as society moves onto a a new era.


    One idea that has also been set up is a project called SWIFT DEMAND; an attempt at basic income – which will start off as a sign up service, centralized on a website but will quickly move to a Crypto-Currency over time and become a de-centralized Blockchain, meaning no Government, Company or Entity owns it or can shut it down.


    You can sign up with the link below, (which will give me a referral of 500 Swift) But then you can start collecting 100 swifts credits each and every day – by just logging in and ‘claiming’ the credits (to prove you’re an active, real person, not a bot). and these will eventually be transferred at a 1:1 ratio onto a Blockchain – which is when the next phase of project starts with instant, international payment, built in security and free for everyone to claim and use at their own will.


    And the best thing is, no additional swifts can be created or bought, so this does away with the 1% idea of a few investors with lots of money buying up a large portion of the new market… the only way you can earn more is by spreading the word to get this platform some exposure (500 Swift referral, which is 5 days of credits) and eventually with more users it gains more legitimacy.


    At the moment, it has no real $,£,€ value, but this may change overtime.. and you can already purchase services with your free credits on the Swift Demand Store.


    So, if you’re interested in trialing and being part of a Universal Basic Income Project, (completely free of charge), why not sign up below and be part of the next evolution of society and then spread the word over Facebook, Twitter and social media for others to sign up to your own referrals.


    (Feel free to share this post with your own referral if you wish.)


    Thanks for reading and let me know what you think of the project/idea of Universal Basic Income (UBI).


    https://www.swiftdemand.com/?referred_by=wdk408
  • endorsed 2018-02-21 11:51:56 +0000
    To guide the UK into the new era of automation.
  • endorsed 2018-02-21 00:25:04 +0000
    To reduce wage slavery and enable more people to fulfill their potential.
  • endorsed 2018-02-20 20:23:12 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-20 19:11:28 +0000
    It makes sense for a happier more work fluid society. Parents can take care of their children more. People can relax a bit more. People can have more money and change their outlook on life in general. It just makes sense in this day and age. Let technology take the reigns more and provide what we need.
  • endorsed 2018-02-20 19:10:01 +0000
    Help homeless and those who aren’t well off
  • endorsed 2018-02-20 14:11:47 +0000

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