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

1,258 endorsements
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  • endorsed 2017-12-26 23:32:54 +0000
  • endorsed via 2017-12-25 20:34:10 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-12-25 19:47:54 +0000
    I think it will lead to greater equality, end poverty and allow us all to be full members of society.
  • endorsed via 2017-12-25 19:30:03 +0000
    I believe it’ll be a far better, effective system than what we have now. There will be less poverty etc. meaning less homeless people begging on the streets.
  • endorsed 2017-12-25 18:46:37 +0000
    Because the jobs are not out there for everyone not even low played jobs I’m a cleaner on min wage it woul also free up some jobs for people with families the Tories are pushing people into low paid jobs on min wage it’s time for real change. It would make some businesses that only want to pay the min pay a bit more. Also lift the depression in the country where people can have hope for the future and not be a society of just not managing and the just about managing which the Tories said they would help.the only way the Tories can help is to step down so a socialist caring government can make the real changes .
  • endorsed via 2017-12-25 13:02:53 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-25 09:33:39 +0000
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  • @Splack100 tweeted link to this page. 2017-12-25 09:33:32 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=7928
  • endorsed 2017-12-25 09:32:19 +0000
    I like this idea. Would improve many people’s way of life & give them a base to grow from.
  • endorsed 2017-12-24 13:36:33 +0000
    A secure income has a much higher credit value than a precarious income. Higher credit value allows people to install capital today to save costs tomorrow.

    Basic Income would also give people the resources they need to farm self sufficiently raising wages and lowering rents in the city while bringing about full employment.

    Less commuting to work also saves energy and greenhouse gas emmissions.
  • endorsed 2017-12-24 03:53:29 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-12-21 14:19:14 +0000
    For a better future
  • endorsed 2017-12-19 17:51:03 +0000
    It is a simple but effective model which combats poverty and takes into account the increasing productivity but decreasing working hours that have been made possible by increased automation.
  • endorsed 2017-12-18 12:15:39 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-12-18 12:09:31 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-12-18 11:09:39 +0000
    A fear of future technologies making many people redundant in their current jobs and leaving them unable to afford a decent standard of living.

    I think it will make people feel secure in the knowledge that they’ll never be without an income and so would be more likely to spend their money which will in turn lead to a growth in the economy.

    I believe it would help to close the divide between those who claim benefits and those who don’t.
  • endorsed 2017-12-15 19:36:29 +0000
    we should all be treated the same not farmed like the pigs that we are i never gave permission for that
  • endorsed 2017-12-15 12:32:07 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-14 21:20:26 +0000
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  • @dianasmaiden tweeted link to this page. 2017-12-14 21:20:22 +0000
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  • endorsed 2017-12-14 21:18:06 +0000
    My parents were stuck on benefits and then I developed a chronic illness which means I am now stuck on benefits. It’s hard enough to afford basic living needs, let alone somehow be able to follow my dreams in terms of potential self-employment. I empathise with everyone in the country who is in a similar predicament and cannot work for whatever reason. Universal basic income would make things a lot easier, and I believe would allow people to pursue the jobs they really want, rather than just trying to make ends meet.
  • endorsed 2017-12-14 12:27:07 +0000
    Necessary to create a floor for people to rise up from
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-13 17:45:40 +0000
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  • endorsed 2017-12-13 17:45:02 +0000
    Will give every single individual a much better quality of life and happiness
  • endorsed 2017-12-12 23:00:47 +0000
    It just makes sense in an ever more automated world and will give dignity back to so many.
  • endorsed 2017-12-12 17:44:31 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-12-12 17:42:16 +0000
  • endorsed via 2017-12-11 21:28:49 +0000
  • endorsed 2017-12-11 20:38:41 +0000
    Our tax system and our benefits system are unjust, chaotic and divisive. Churches and charities are now fixing the holes in a broken system with food banks. Unions have no muscle to ensure that workers are paid a reasonable amount for what they do. It’s like being back in the 19th century. A universal income would give people the freedom to choose a simpler, but cheaper life or a more complex life topped up with work and wages. A low income could be seen as a positive choice not a stigmatised bum deal in life’s lottery or one’s own lazy fault!
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-11 20:38:10 +0000
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