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

Sarah Chapman
Darren Penman
Patrick Banks
Karolis
Paul Sheerin
anhar ali
Iwona Dutka
Elizabeth Wooldridge
Sean Griffiths
Nasir Noor
Scott Allen
Richard Baughan
Evie Johnson
Keith Johnson
Cath Witney
Luke Lewis
Daniel Hughes
Sandie Smith
Dianna Edmondson
Gabrielle Stubbs
Gillian Molloy
James Finlayson
Alex Mueller
aeisha lynch
S K
Sam Hall
Kiri Williams
Jonathan Cotton
1,936 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • 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
  • Nasir Noor
    endorsed 2019-02-09 14:40:45 +0000
    It will give people a much needed sense of security. Benefits system is too harsh and humiliating these days with fears of penalisation on slightest mistakes
  • Scott Allen
    endorsed 2019-02-09 14:36:38 +0000
    It’s makes sense
  • Richard Baughan
    endorsed 2019-02-09 14:28:26 +0000
    Me and my wife would actually be able to enjoy life a bit more with the extra money and when we have children we would have hopefully cleared our debt quicker
  • evie johnson
    @eviebev tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-07 16:50:24 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=9986
  • Evie Johnson
    endorsed via 2019-02-07 16:50:08 +0000
    To help empower the people
  • Keith J
    @cloneoaf tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-07 16:16:38 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=9984
  • Keith Johnson
    endorsed 2019-02-07 16:15:42 +0000
    Replace the demeaning and complicated benefits system with this (which could cost a lot less.) Would future-proof the workforce and put power back in their hands and away from corporations that seem determined to keep eroding workers rights.
  • Cath Witney
    endorsed 2019-02-06 23:05:22 +0000
    It is essential and fair, it will save money, reduce fraud, allow people choice , eradicate poverty, improve lives, people will be happier and more likely to engage in local communities and much more. Do it!
  • Luke Lewis
    endorsed 2019-02-06 20:54:44 +0000
  • Daniel Hughes
    endorsed 2019-02-06 16:12:37 +0000
  • Sandie Smith
    endorsed 2019-02-02 17:38:41 +0000
  • Dianna Edmondson
    endorsed 2019-02-02 04:56:58 +0000
  • Gabrielle Stubbs
    endorsed 2019-02-01 12:26:10 +0000
    (1) Give people security of income (2) Remove need for taxpayers money to be spent on contractors who manage welfare system and provide a demeaning system of work capability assessments which penalise sick/disabled/ill / vulnerable (3) Help thousands of women whose pension age increased from 60 to 66/67 years , very unfair when UK pensions are lowest in EU and most EU countries have equalised age for state pension at 65 years
  • Gillian Molloy
    endorsed 2019-02-01 09:50:40 +0000
    This would benefit the individual and the country as a whole.
  • James Finlayson
    endorsed 2019-01-31 04:14:41 +0000
    Computing & robotics are replacing hired hands.
  • Alex Mueller
    endorsed 2019-01-31 01:09:32 +0000
  • aeisha lynch
    endorsed 2019-01-30 16:05:42 +0000
  • S K
    endorsed 2019-01-29 13:16:37 +0000
    I support this. But seems a dream. It would help a lot of people at the lower end. Give them the basic income they deserve, living in a first world developed country. It would be an equal pay. Get people on their feet. It’ll help them prepare for a job, buy clothes, books courses etc. It would also put food on the table when you trying to find a better job or take a course to better your chances. It would also encourage more spending equals more tax received by the government. So it could fund its self a little. People working can pay for education and training and adapt to the future. There’ll be a much more advanced workforce. No one can ever say they didn’t have the equal opportunity. As you can work and still receive benefits so you can better yourlife. It would remove stigma of claiming benefits from the people who really need it.


    How can it be funded:

    Removing the whole benefit welfare system. And introducing basic income.

    Would remove a whole government department and make a small trimmed department who just do the admin side and pay everyone. (job centres, department of work and pension) As it is not means tested it does not require bureaucracy etc.


    It would in turn reduce NHS doctors and hospital appointment as seen in studies. People use docs for sick notes etc. Have work related stress. Financial stress. Etc. Stress is a main factor for being unwell and mental health.
  • Sam Hall
    endorsed 2019-01-28 09:58:43 +0000
  • Kiri Williams
    endorsed 2019-01-27 22:58:39 +0000
    It’s fair
  • Jonathan Cotton
    endorsed 2019-01-27 20:20:22 +0000
    I support the basic income as i feel it would be much better for the economy, business wage bills would be smaller as they would only have to add to basic income meaning they can become bigger and everyone gets the chance to become what they want to be and succeed instead of struggling in a job they don’t want

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