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

Jason Abbott
Mike Messiter
Luke Harper
Joe Whelan
Yan Fyodorov
Robbie Pyle
Karen Wall
Benet Brandreth
Joe Salmon
Mike Robinson
Daniel Patton
Alastair Pursloe
S F
elvis crnogorac
Evan Jones
Deborah Menadue
Daniel Lewis 1992
John Robbertson
Ash Taba
Chris Morgan
Sarah Chapman
Darren Penman
Patrick Banks
Karolis
Paul Sheerin
anhar ali
Iwona Dutka
Elizabeth Wooldridge
Sean Griffiths
1,957 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Jason Abbott
    endorsed 2019-02-14 21:55:31 +0000
  • Mike Messiter
    endorsed 2019-02-14 21:09:53 +0000
  • Luke Harper
    endorsed 2019-02-14 19:42:21 +0000
    I believe in it.
  • Joe Whelan
    endorsed 2019-02-14 18:34:49 +0000
  • Yan Fyodorov
    endorsed 2019-02-14 18:21:37 +0000
  • Robbie Pyle
    endorsed 2019-02-14 07:35:25 +0000
  • Karen Wall
    endorsed 2019-02-13 18:56:05 +0000
    1) Claiming ill-health benefits is so stressful that it causes many claimants’ health to deteriorate further.

    2) Under the current benefits system some people who are unable to work are not entitled to any benefit because their spouse/partner is working. Not having any money of their own can lead to low self esteem and can also trap people in abusive relationships.
  • Benet Brandreth
    endorsed 2019-02-13 18:38:45 +0000
    It’s important that we recognise the role of luck in life and remove the idea that support from society should be based on historic conceptions of “deserving”. If you like capitalism and think the market effective then you need to recognise that their efficiencies and effectiveness come at a price to some individuals and CBI is a way of ameliorating that price. If you want to promote debate about the role the State and the individual have – then for all these reasons you should support CBI.
  • Joe Salmon
    endorsed 2019-02-13 12:42:11 +0000
  • Mike Robinson
    endorsed 2019-02-13 11:34:25 +0000
    Will be a necessity in the future due to possible automation of work in the future by A.I. tax.
  • Daniel Patton
    endorsed 2019-02-12 22:06:33 +0000
    It just makes sense.
  • Alastair Pursloe
    endorsed 2019-02-12 20:50:18 +0000
  • S F
    endorsed 2019-02-12 19:02:42 +0000
    Makes economic sense, but should have an opt out for those earning enough. The opt out should be public knowledge so that those with enough earnings not opting out are known
  • elvis crnogorac
    endorsed 2019-02-12 15:27:05 +0000
    Because somebody made the decision to bring us into this world, now we deserve better!
  • Evan Jones
    endorsed 2019-02-11 18:58:34 +0000
  • Deborah Menadue
    endorsed 2019-02-11 10:54:59 +0000
    I believe it makes economic sense and gets people out of trap of welfare. That it is for all and so avoids the them and us rhetoric
  • daniel lewis
    @Dlewis99Lewis tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-10 22:47:27 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=10029
  • Daniel Lewis
    1992 endorsed 2019-02-10 22:47:08 +0000
    As I’m the prime minister of the labour party I think universal basic income sounds great to me and that means the people who has got learning disabilities a bit like me
  • John Robbertson
    endorsed 2019-02-10 21:25:24 +0000
    Fair.
  • Ash Taba
    endorsed 2019-02-10 19:00:07 +0000
  • Chris Morgan
    endorsed 2019-02-10 13:57:45 +0000
  • Sarah Chapman
    endorsed 2019-02-10 11:36:37 +0000
  • Darren Penman
    endorsed 2019-02-10 10:53:52 +0000
    A fair basis to support everybody no matter what background they have, it would encourage those to work for a brighter future but those unable to work the basic needs to live
  • Patrick Banks
    endorsed 2019-02-09 20:16:25 +0000
  • Karolis
    endorsed 2019-02-09 19:51:43 +0000
    Well, even I would be really happy to try out universal basic income after doing low paid job for 8 years by trying achieve something big. Basic income, just would drastically increase chance on succeeding by 3x times, because work takes 50% of time and because of working too long hours concentration about decrease 10%, that becomes another 50%. Basically putting, this basic income for some people could become huge career maker. I could go in specifics but does it matters?
  • Paul Sheerin
    endorsed 2019-02-09 18:14:18 +0000
    The job centre take pride in giving vunrable people sanctions and trick people into dept with there benefit advances, I personally was treated like a criminal when I wanted to complain about staff and when the manager started becoming aggressive I said to him to stop and he pressed a panic button and I am know made to sit in a room. There ment to help but they don’t they make you feel bad for needing help!!!! About time something changed
  • anhar ali
    endorsed 2019-02-09 16:42:00 +0000
    It’s way better then the current system dwp/ local council but it needs to be implemented perfectly and also should people help fond work not just get free money and sit down it should be experimented first with people with disabled family members and see how it turns out please contact me and I will share my views also the views of the current system and why it needs to change.
  • Iwona Dutka
    endorsed 2019-02-09 16:07:05 +0000
  • Elizabeth Wooldridge
    endorsed 2019-02-09 15:22:21 +0000
  • Sean Griffiths
    endorsed 2019-02-09 15:06:40 +0000

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