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

Rachael Dibb
James Campbell
Christopher Skeldon
Aaron Gilbraith
Chris pulham
Anne Verdon
mike williams
Elizabeth Barrington- Beale
Stewart McGill
Jul Brown
Sean Obrien
Luke Ellis
Bethany Turner
Edwin Dodd
Emily Hester
Matthew Fowles
micheal kelly
Gabriel Brown
Stephen Cripps
Sam Wareham
Kelly Bishop
David Johal
Ken Ohara
Chris Gilbertson
1,936 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Rachael Dibb
    endorsed 2016-12-10 00:37:07 +0000
  • James Campbell
    endorsed 2016-12-08 18:03:46 +0000
    more disposable income for the poor to spend will go straight back in to the british economy plus the added incentive of added income from work on top its a win win
  • Christopher Skeldon
    endorsed 2016-12-08 15:35:19 +0000
    With the rise in automation a basic income will be a necessity. It’s also a good way of becoming a tool for redistribution of wealth away from the one percent.
  • Aaron Gilbraith
    endorsed 2016-12-08 14:37:53 +0000
  • Chris pulham
    endorsed 2016-12-08 07:50:21 +0000
    To fight poverty, give people a chance to live a normal live and a solution to capitalism.
  • Judith
    endorsed 2016-12-07 18:58:53 +0000
    The present system does not work, discourages people from working and costs a fortune – use the money to give all people a level of security on equal terms with each other, plus the freedom to work more or be creative in whatever way instead!
  • Anne Verdon
    endorsed 2016-12-07 15:10:50 +0000
    I work with people in receipt of benefits, and people in work on low incomes. I think a basic income would be good for all of us, and it would take away the stigma around claiming benefits
  • mike williams
    endorsed 2016-12-06 21:30:31 +0000
    Good idea.
  • Elizabeth Barrington- Beale
    endorsed 2016-12-06 19:45:34 +0000
    Because I think it is an absolute disgrace that my state pension was not forthcoming when I reached 60 and I have to wait more than five more years to receive it. UBI would make a huge difference to me and many others in my position for example.
  • Stewart McGill
    endorsed 2016-12-06 17:58:56 +0000
    We, and the generations that preceded us, all built the wealth that we enjoy. Time to share it fairly, the start of rebuilding our economy and society
  • Jul Brown
    endorsed 2016-12-06 00:05:51 +0000
  • Sean O'Brien
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-05 23:13:45 +0000
    I'm endorsing Universal Basic Income for all citizens of the United Kingdom. Please join me in supporting this fantastic idea!
  • Sean Obrien
    endorsed 2016-12-05 23:11:03 +0000
    It will eliminate poverty, reduce crime, allow people to have the freedom to follow their dreams, eliminate homelessness + a whole host of other fantastic benefits to society.

    It is the only way forward for capitalism in the 21st century.

    Capitalism will fail if a universal basic income is not implemented in the near future.
  • Luke Ellis
    endorsed 2016-12-05 18:58:09 +0000
    Having befriended and tried to help a number of people on benefits through unemployment or ill health, the biggest problems they have are when benefits are withheld due to bureaucracy, sickness note expiring etc. etc. Give everyone a basic income so they do not need to claim any benefit normally when unemployed or sick. It would be a huge confidence booster. It doesn’t even need to be a net cost – just eliminate the personal allowance and existing benefit (universal credit), and the cost will be covered by higher tax take.

    Also for people on low incomes, knowing that money they gain through work will just be taxed the same as everybody else is much better than tapering benefits at 60%+ giving them little incentive to work.
  • Bethany Turner
    endorsed 2016-12-05 15:56:02 +0000
    I support a basic income because I feel trapped in a job I do not enjoy and which is causing me tremendous stress, just to pay the bills. I would much rather do charitable work with animals or helping the LGBT community and have more time to work on my artistic projects, but the current economics of the UK do not allow this. With a basic income, I and everyone else would have an opportunity to live fuller, more meaningful, and more fulfilling lives.
  • Edwin Dodd
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-05 01:27:30 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Edwin Dodd
    @ecd14u tweeted link to this page. 2016-12-05 01:27:27 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4486
  • Edwin Dodd
    endorsed 2016-12-05 01:26:59 +0000
  • Emily Hester
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-04 20:06:05 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Emily Hester
    endorsed 2016-12-04 20:05:39 +0000
    It would help everyone live without constant financial worries.
  • Matthew Fowles
    endorsed 2016-12-04 20:03:56 +0000
  • micheal kelly
    endorsed 2016-12-02 02:53:06 +0000
    We’re in a new age where everyone should have access to necessities for life
  • Gabriel Brown
    endorsed 2016-12-01 22:07:21 +0000
  • Stephen Cripps
    endorsed 2016-12-01 17:48:07 +0000
    Besides the obvious resolution to poverty in the UK Removing the need for work to survive provides three direct benefits:

    Employers will no longer have leverage over their staff and will be forced to treat them fairly and with dignity.

    Removal of cut-throat competition in the work force will dramatically decrease feelings of isolation, loss of control which lead to the alt-right Xenophobia and racism rising across the world.

    Automation will no longer receive a stigma as a livelihood destroyer, but a job emancipator.

    From this automation we remove the jobs which provide no fulfilment in life, causing untold mental health issues, and will free people to work on projects of passion. From art to engineering, we will be able to move the world towards a brighter future.
  • Sam Wareham
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-30 18:46:02 +0000
    Automation is coming. We need to start thinking about ways to cope with mass unemployment. Sign the thingymabob!
  • Sam Wareham
    endorsed 2016-11-30 18:44:03 +0000
  • Kelly Bishop
    endorsed 2016-11-29 14:17:45 +0000
    Jobs are being replaced by machines and robots, which is a positive, progressive step for our world, but people should not suffer because of advancements in technology. I believe we will be smarter, happier, more creative, better parents and society overall will benefit from everybody having the basic means to live. I believe that everyone deserves a safe place to live, clothes and food and these should not be a constant worry.
  • David Johal
    endorsed 2016-11-27 20:47:15 +0000
    Reduce poverty and rising homelessness.
  • Ken Ohara
    endorsed 2016-11-27 19:05:58 +0000
  • Chris Gilbertson
    endorsed 2016-11-27 18:51:02 +0000
    So many reasons… boils down to logic though. For me a universal basic income with some sensible tiering would cost a lot less than the immeasurably cumbersome benefits system. I could go on but my research leads me here and I’m not sure humanity has any choice but to move away from the “factory job" model anymore. Technology will make labour redundent soon enough. What will the uneducated majority do if there are no menial jobs going? Vote to leave planet earth? Elect the next Stalin? We have to start growing up soon… basic income is a solid, easy to implement first step towards our species becoming adult.

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