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

Barbara Sheppard
R Freeman
Kiri Williams
Andrea Saxton
J Creed
Stacey G
Ivor Lawrence
Sean L
O L
E M
Marin Kristian Popov
Stephen Kilduff
M Tosti
John Walker
Jordan Bailey
Luke Brett Basic income Britain
Alex Tieghi-Walker
Robert Scrannage
Ben Smith
Marion Smithson
Scott McKellar
Sam Edwards
Lionel Perkin
Michael Westcott
Joe Nash
Jez Hackett
1,442 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Barbara Sheppard
    @barbjoyshep tweeted link to this page. 2018-04-07 07:38:41 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4160
  • Barbara Sheppard
    endorsed 2018-04-07 07:38:11 +0100
    Security and flexibility are essential for individuals, kinship groups and communities to thrive. So much unhealthy dependency could be ameliorated with a UBI.

    UBI would recognise the unpaid work done in the home and support self-employment.
  • R Freeman
    endorsed via 2018-04-06 21:27:40 +0100
  • Kiri Williams
    endorsed 2018-04-06 19:16:08 +0100
    It’s a basic human right to have what we need without being held to ransom to work. Work pay should provide us with extra money, we shouldn’t have to rely on it to survive
  • Andrea Saxton
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-06 19:12:06 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Andrea Saxton
    endorsed 2018-04-06 19:11:28 +0100
    UK government spends far too much on compliance and chasing the non tax payers and black market. This money should be spent on everyone in Britain having a basic income. There will always be people willing to work/offering services to people – me for one.
  • J Creed
    endorsed 2018-04-06 18:48:21 +0100
  • Stacey G
    endorsed 2018-04-05 19:28:54 +0100
  • Ivor Lawrence
    endorsed 2018-04-03 00:26:58 +0100
  • Sean L
    endorsed 2018-04-02 21:15:44 +0100
  • O L
    endorsed 2018-04-02 17:00:54 +0100
    I’ve stayed in education as long as possible because it’s cheaper to live and allows me to do more things productively. Trying to find a Job that is in my field is essentially impossible from where I live. If it covered the basics it would help me find a job at greater distances.
  • E M
    endorsed 2018-04-02 16:51:06 +0100
    A basic income has been shown to improve people’s mental health, bringing them out of depression and anxiety by allowing them meaningful jobs, more time to spend with their loved ones, and hope for the future.
  • Marin Kristian Popov
    endorsed 2018-04-02 12:59:04 +0100
    I think it is a brilliant idea, which will be life changing for a huge amount of people.
  • Stephen Kilduff
    endorsed 2018-03-31 14:35:55 +0100
    I want us to have a fairer society which provides a basic income rather than a ‘safety net’ that is designed to fail ordinary people; using sanctions and unnecessary behavioural requisites. We already have an excellent basic income for our senior citizens (state pension), this could be replicated (maybe as a percentage) to people under the current retirement age.
  • M Tosti
    endorsed via 2018-03-30 14:51:35 +0100
    It’s desperately needed to address struggles we are all going trough! I strongly believe it would make everyone’s life easier and better…..
  • John Walker
    endorsed 2018-03-30 10:47:00 +0100
    The current system used by the Tory Regime in westminster does not work and essentially punative in nature and destroys the lives of ordinary people and for thousands drives them into destitution despair and in a lot of cases over the edge to commiting suicide. The UN report published recently has in vestigated the regime some four times and on each ocassion has openly condemned them for as they put it " A systematic attack on the rights of disabled people here in the UK." I strongly believe that this must end NOW! " before more lives are lost. I also believe that those who are responisible for this vindictive attack on the vulnerable must held to account and face criminal charges as sonn as possible.
  • Jordan Bailey
    endorsed 2018-03-29 22:32:06 +0100
    Almost all jobs will eventually be replaced by automation of a lot of services.
  • Luke Brett
    Basic income Britain endorsed 2018-03-29 10:27:19 +0100
    Better future.
  • Alex Tieghi-Walker
    endorsed 2018-03-28 22:48:38 +0100
  • Robert Scrannage
    endorsed 2018-03-28 20:07:45 +0100
    fairness, dignity and freedom of choice
  • Ben Smith
    endorsed 2018-03-27 17:51:08 +0100
    It will make a fair playing field
  • Marion Smithson
    endorsed 2018-03-26 22:18:19 +0100
    I believe that by giving every citizen a universal basic income,it allows individuals the space and freedom to develope them self’s and raise many out of poverty.
  • Scott McKellar
    endorsed 2018-03-26 14:09:53 +0100
  • Sam Edwards
    endorsed 2018-03-26 12:41:02 +0100
    1. Increasing number of jobs roboticised: how are people to feed themselves?

    2. A fairer more level playing field for poorer people.

    3. To reduce the expense of administering the convoluted bureaucratic welfare system.

    4. It would reduce financial stressors.

    5. It would confer dignity.
  • Lionel A. Perkin
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-24 13:39:30 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Lionel A. Perkin
    @dandylionel tweeted link to this page. 2018-03-24 13:39:25 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=8512
  • Lionel Perkin
    endorsed 2018-03-24 13:38:22 +0000
    I believe that technological disruption will force social change and potentially improve democratic participatatory collaborations – IF WE CHOOSE that! Lets choose humanity over money…?
  • Michael Westcott
    endorsed 2018-03-21 16:54:06 +0000
  • Joe Nash
    endorsed 2018-03-21 13:12:03 +0000
    Time. I spend most of my hours awake, working at minimum wage and yet I’m still living month to month (not even reaching the end of the month more often than not) . Due to this I’m unable to tap into my true creative potential as when I’m home from work I’m too tired and depressed. I would still work, but the stress of being forced into overtime wouldn’t depress me anymore and I could focus on what is important in life – family and creativity.
  • Jez Hackett
    endorsed 2018-03-21 11:57:44 +0000
    I believe in justice and equality for all people, not greed and wealth for the few

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