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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

Luke Graham
Melissa Gola
Rosemary Trustam
Peter Gunn
Dalibor Warburton
Philip Booth
Loretta Gaffney
Becca Kirkpatrick UNISON West Midlands Community branch
Lorrtta Reid
Sylwia Lemanska
Caroline Kelly
christina milarvie quarrell
Andrew Hurst
Stuart Litvinski
Sara Wickert
Kath Jones
Simon Johnson
Eri Mountbatten WinWin Training
Rachel Shenton
Kieran Devlin
Fro Siegers
Barb Jacobson
Alison Whalley
Keith Pierce
robert green grr ltd
Lee Irving
Simon Duffy Centre for Welfare Reform
1,683 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Luke Graham
    endorsed 2016-09-01 20:45:27 +0100
    Wrote my undergraduate dissertation in this area. UBI is a preferable means of realising art 9, the right to social security, under the ICESCR
  • Melissa Gola
    endorsed 2016-09-01 19:28:16 +0100
  • Rosemary Trustam
    endorsed 2016-09-01 18:59:26 +0100
    My understanding is that this would be a very cost-effective way of assuring a basic income for everyone. It can be taxed back easily from those of us who can afford it but just imagine if it was weighted for people with disabilities too what administration costs we could save. It also is a non-judgemental way of assuring a basic level of income. I’m also interested in what happened with Switzerland who were voting on it?
  • Peter Gunn
    endorsed 2016-09-01 12:49:00 +0100
    Firstly to remove this stigma whipped up by tabloids against social security recipients. Secondly, simple equality.
  • Dalibor Warburton
    endorsed via 2016-09-01 10:33:03 +0100
    The current benefits system is too complicated and the introduction of Universal Credit has done little to address underlying complexity. Benefits administration is subject to political interference and needs greater independence from politicians working to short-term electoral cycles. Many people experience the current system as adversarial and unhelpful: it is often very slow to react in times of crisis and unhelpful in addressing long-term health conditions.
  • Philip Booth
    endorsed 2016-09-01 09:18:56 +0100
    Social security hasn’t kept up with the changes to our work economy – short-term employment, zero hours contracts and low pay are rife. The basic income could be the answer that everyone’s looking for. Anyone who’s serious about building a fairer world with an economy which provides dignity for all, should at least, be backing research into the possibilities offered by a basic income.
  • Loretta Gaffney
    endorsed via 2016-09-01 08:24:43 +0100
    Security for everyone. Fits with my socialist principles
  • Becca Kirkpatrick
    @BeccaK83 tweeted link to this page. 2016-09-01 08:11:00 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4000
  • Becca Kirkpatrick
    UNISON West Midlands Community branch endorsed via 2016-09-01 08:09:43 +0100
    As a species we can do this and so much more. There is no reason other than the greed of a few for anyone to be without the basics of life.
  • Lorrtta Reid
    endorsed via 2016-09-01 07:47:42 +0100
  • Sylwia Lemanska
    endorsed via 2016-09-01 07:42:26 +0100
  • Caroline Kelly
    endorsed 2016-09-01 07:23:39 +0100
  • christina milarvie quarrell
    endorsed 2016-09-01 02:34:25 +0100
    dignity for all
  • Andrew Hurst
    endorsed 2016-08-31 22:21:44 +0100
    It just makes sense
  • Stuart Litvinski
    endorsed via 2016-08-31 19:46:10 +0100
    We should be striving towards creating a national community that has the best interests of all at the very core of its values, with modern technology reaching as far as it is – soon many many trades and skills will be obsolete, with 50% less jobs and 25% more population, is there a better alternative?
  • Sara Wickert
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-31 17:55:25 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Sara Wickert
    endorsed via 2016-08-31 17:54:26 +0100
    A new, fairer system is needed and one that doesn’t discriminate against the poor. Basic income is a positive step in the right direction.
  • Kath Jones
    endorsed 2016-08-31 16:48:15 +0100
  • Simon Johnson
    endorsed 2016-08-31 16:12:43 +0100
    Because our current tax and benefit system is insane, costly, dehumanising and utterly, utterly dysfunctional, thanks in large measure to malign politicians flexing their muscles for the media to show how tough they can be on the poor and “feckless”. Basic Income would put an end to all this madness
  • Eri Mountbatten
    WinWin Training endorsed 2016-08-31 14:28:38 +0100
    In the turbulent world of 21st century politics and economics there has never been a better time to introduce a Basic Income for every citizen in the UK. I wholeheartedly support this endeavor which I believe will benefit all members of society by supporting ordinary citizens to thrive; to engage more effectively in life, economically, socially and democratically.
  • Rachel Shenton
    endorsed 2016-08-31 14:26:31 +0100
    I believe a basic income for all is vital in order to erase the stigma behind claiming benefits and to stop people from living in fear of being made redundant. It’s time everyone worked in the job they want to work in without fear of not being able to afford basic amenities.
  • Kieran Devlin
    endorsed 2016-08-29 14:45:52 +0100
  • Fro Siegers
    endorsed 2016-08-28 22:48:42 +0100
  • Barb Jacobson
    endorsed 2016-08-28 20:31:10 +0100
  • Alison Whalley
    endorsed 2016-08-27 22:05:37 +0100
  • Keith Pierce
    endorsed 2016-08-27 13:43:52 +0100
  • robert green
    grr ltd endorsed 2016-08-27 08:05:06 +0100
    A Fantastic concept, it would save billions
  • Lee Irving
    endorsed 2016-08-24 15:20:39 +0100
  • Simon Duffy
    Centre for Welfare Reform endorsed 2016-06-14 12:44:22 +0100

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