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

Paula Eager
Jennifer Sims
Ben Cooper
Iain Rendell
Na Anderson
Michelle Churchland
Eleanor Greenwood
Nicola Gould
Jason Storrie
kevin henley
Nigel Wootton
Alexander Lowden
Alex Cave
Katy Wild
Barbara Sheppard
Kat Pearce
Anna Carey
Corinne Delargy
Alexandra Dowling
Nick Phillips
Brennan Moore
Hannah Clark
Michael Byrne
Helen Fisher
Simon Carr
Adrian Barritt
Somhairle Kelly
1,815 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Paula Eager
    endorsed 2016-11-15 22:47:20 +0000
  • Jennifer Sims
    endorsed 2016-11-15 11:15:14 +0000
    I believe it is the only way to support the UK as we move further into job automation.
  • Ben Cooper
    endorsed 2016-11-15 10:41:34 +0000
  • Iain Rendell
    endorsed 2016-11-14 21:39:31 +0000
    The time has come for everybody to have enough income to be able to make real life choices and to be able to live out of financial threat
  • Naomi Anderson
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-14 19:12:09 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement.
  • Na Anderson
    endorsed 2016-11-14 19:10:43 +0000
    It reduces poverty and bureaucracy
  • Michelle Churchland
    endorsed 2016-11-14 12:10:49 +0000
    To give people the opportunity to follow their own choice of career path through self employment. Basic Income could act as a very imporatant safety net or stepping stone to get them started while they build up a network of customers or clients Also, to offer people on low wage/ zero hours contracts a safety net and to give people protection against employers who are otherwise free to exploit their financial vulnerability, due to a harsh, unfair, humiliating and disfunctional welfare system that can drive people into homelessness or severe hardship and sometimes even suicide, out of desperation.
  • Eleanor Greenwood
    endorsed 2016-11-14 10:18:57 +0000
  • Nicola Gould
    endorsed 2016-11-13 13:36:04 +0000
    I have worked in a job centre and seen the needless bureaucracy of a system that neither supports those in need, nor incentivises work. Essential care work if often left to those with few other choices, as those best suited to it choose higher paying work in other fields. This is a solution that could work for the political right – by reducing bureaucracy and state intervention – and the left – by ensuring a safety net for those who need it.
  • Jason Storrie
    endorsed 2016-11-13 12:08:11 +0000
  • kevin henley
    endorsed 2016-11-12 19:53:03 +0000
    A basic income will give everyone a secure baseline from with to work from ,choosing how far they want to go ,,it will release people to do voluntary work that would have seemed impossible before ,,it is a win win situation ,,secure income secure mind secure future
  • Nigel Wootton
    endorsed 2016-11-12 16:54:26 +0000
    The basic income will mitigate insecurity for the sick, disabled and low paid.
  • Alexander Lowden
    endorsed 2016-11-12 12:54:04 +0000
    Because it’s the right thing to do.
  • Alex Cave
    endorsed 2016-11-12 11:45:10 +0000
  • Katy Wild
    endorsed 2016-11-12 11:25:48 +0000
  • Barbara Sheppard
    endorsed via 2016-11-10 11:48:13 +0000
  • Kat Pearce
    endorsed 2016-11-10 08:53:13 +0000
  • Anna Carey
    endorsed via 2016-11-10 07:17:53 +0000
    It will create a means for everyone to work by freeing up more jobs as people can afford to lower their current commitments, ergo be able to spend time with family or on interests which makes all happier resulting in less demand on health and social care. And more.
  • Corinne Delargy
    endorsed 2016-11-10 02:55:34 +0000
    I agree
  • Alexandra Dowling
    endorsed 2016-11-10 02:23:18 +0000
  • Nick Phillips
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-09 23:47:43 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Nick Phillips
    @TardiTweets tweeted link to this page. 2016-11-09 23:47:40 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4336
  • Nick Phillips
    endorsed 2016-11-09 23:45:28 +0000
    Universal Basic Income has the potential to be a safety net for the most economically vulnerable in our society. At the same time it can provide a stimulus to the economy which will see jobs created and the cost of living fall, it will bring increased tax revenues in to both national and local government coffers and enable thousands of people to adopt a better work/life balance. It is a fair and sensible way of dealing with the changes and challenges facing the 21st century workforce.
  • Brennan Moore
    endorsed via 2016-11-09 20:17:42 +0000
    all of them
  • Hannah Clark
    endorsed via 2016-11-09 15:14:51 +0000
    The current welfare system would be a joke if it wasn’t so stigmatising, stressful, and inefficient. Being treated like a potential fraud from the beginning, having to share my medical history with a private, US-owned firm, justifying each of my actions and inactions just for the means to continue living – claiming welfare is both dehumanising and disempowering. Basic income is an elegant, non-discriminating solution to the problems of unemployment (for whatever reason) and poverty.
  • 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.

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