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

Lipman
1,355 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • endorsed 2018-02-20 01:17:50 +0000
    Basic income for the entire nation will substantiate and generate a growing economy and a passionate work/life balance with many benefits to the public sector.
  • endorsed 2018-02-19 07:04:52 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-19 06:08:43 +0000
    It would allow me to pursue higher education without trying to compete with rich kids who don’t need to work to support themselves.
  • endorsed 2018-02-18 22:59:59 +0000
    Assist with mortgage and debt repayments
  • endorsed 2018-02-18 19:14:15 +0000
    Would feel more secure and will be less benedit froud. Our family working, pay mortgage, nursery and everything else when people on benefit get everythong for free and live better then we can
  • endorsed 2018-02-18 17:22:21 +0000
    As a graduate with a BA and the fiance of a creative musician who is supported by his parents to allow him to pursue his dreams it is easy for me to become disgruntled and feel like im being prevented from pursuing my dreams because I have to work full time in order to maintain a rented flat and all of the costs associated with it.


    My full time salary just about covers my expenditure and I don’t have much left over at the end of the month (if anything). With the help of the Master’s loan scheme I could afford to pay for the course but I would not be able to afford my living costs if I dropped my work hours down to part time. There will always be a sacrifice of my research and furthering myself in my chosen field just because im not in a financial position to support myself through higher education.


    If a basic income was in place this would allow me to pursue my studies immediately! What you would get in return is a greater contributing member of society! And I am more than happy to pay my debts for the rest of my life for a government structure which facilitates me pursuing my dreams and being a better version of myself.
  • endorsed 2018-02-17 06:13:50 +0000
    I think it’s a great idea..everyone’s skint in this town
  • endorsed 2018-02-17 04:06:15 +0000
    I am a student with a very creative mind. I have many ideas for starting a business and bettering myself to help the society. However, I must take care of myself and so be forced to take up a job I do not like but pays well. As a direct consequence, I can no longer use my talents and ideas to better the society.


    There are millions who are just like me.


    If we all gain an incentive through the form of a basic income, it would free us up from the troubles of taking care of ourselves. We would be more active in trying out our ideas. The world would change for the better at a much faster pace.
  • endorsed 2018-02-17 00:24:14 +0000
    I believe it would reduce stigma for those unable to work and lead to more social ease if implemented universally. I do not support a basic income which is only for those under 55. This is discriminatory and defeats the object. I would actively oppose any BI which proposed this and I urge others to be aware of replacing one discriminatory system with another.
  • endorsed 2018-02-16 21:09:37 +0000
    The system of Universal Basic Income will be successful far beyond our most extravagant hopes for it. Thirty years ago I gave up working ‘9-5’ at a job I hated and accidentally discovered what happens when you step out of the ‘mainstream’. This isn’t the place to go into thirty years of history – but imagine what you could discover about yourself – hidden talents you didn’t even know were there to be looked for. Imagine the contribution you could make to the world if you were free to choose, to decide which interests and passions you were going to dedicate your life to? Or – perhaps more importantly – imagine what the world would look like if you had time to spend with your children, spouse, parents, siblings, the sick, the lonely? ..And if you catch yourself wondering whether it would be ‘right’ to live in society which’ pays people for doing nothing’ – we already pay many people for doing nothing: shareholder, landlords, investment fund managers, only give a hint of it . In my experience, Basic Income would not encourage people to do nothing – it would free them to be dynamic. When I chose to let go of a regular income I went from quite a lot – to nothing, and it was scary. Imagine a world where EVERYONE has been liberated to live their lives for their own- and for the benefit of those around them, and there was no risk of starvation or homelessness?
  • endorsed 2018-02-16 16:54:38 +0000
    Having this system in place, will help the elimination of homelessness in the UK. This will also help families and individual people suffering from loss of work across the country.
  • endorsed 2018-02-16 16:41:55 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-16 14:20:44 +0000
    I do believe that Basic Income is our way to face massive future challenges such as a rise of robotics, huge unemployment and a lack of creativity.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-16 11:58:47 +0000
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  • @Rey_16647588 tweeted link to this page. 2018-02-16 11:58:42 +0000
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  • Lipman endorsed 2018-02-16 11:56:36 +0000
    Bib
  • endorsed 2018-02-16 07:28:07 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-15 12:41:26 +0000
    More money in our pockets means more money to spend. This can only be good for the economy
  • endorsed 2018-02-15 02:02:43 +0000
    Because instead of being forced to work we would have a choice how to use our time and what we value and hopfully we wount be judge by others but £100 isnt going to cover alot we will still have to pay for every thing were still be limited to what we can afford were not better off ubi is just another name for beniffts that would stay at the same rate as before the only difference is that we can still work if we want but those that dont because of what ever wont be better off and wont have the means to a more happyer fullfilling life I dont think the rich should get any they have more than enough to fund this you should tax them and give it to the poor thier should be no rich or poor persons in this world were all human beings we all need every need met holistically unconditionally the rich should be sanctioned and money stoped to show them what it feels like to live in fear of others controlling our lives shareing saves lives not money thats the important investment to a happer safer society we would all have more social time doing the things we like every thing should be free then money wouldent be an issue quality not quantity
  • @WrkersUnitedUK tweeted link to this page. 2018-02-14 22:58:15 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=8260
  • endorsed 2018-02-14 22:57:56 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-09 19:53:52 +0000
    A twenty first century solution removing the shackles of enforcement; like a dog released from its lead in a park. Empower the unempowered.
  • endorsed 2018-02-08 06:12:42 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-06 16:02:37 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-05 12:22:45 +0000
    I suffer from depression and am forced to look for work. Taking away this pressure will leave me to get back to work at my own pace. I’m 42 and have 30 jobs including voluntary.
  • endorsed 2018-02-02 19:19:37 +0000
    Makes sense innit
  • endorsed 2018-02-02 18:42:08 +0000
    The only solution to the long term problems of wage insecurity, a poverty trapping social security and the future problems regarding automation
  • endorsed 2018-02-02 18:00:57 +0000
  • endorsed 2018-02-02 16:11:48 +0000
    It will create a fairer world, giving people ’s labour, freedom from old power systems. People will work more for things they believe in, for useful causes.
  • endorsed via 2018-02-02 12:53:16 +0000
    A universal basic income would allow all to work where work is available. Work would always improve income. Those who carry out unpaid labour would no longer be penalised.

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