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

Bernard Coughlan
Paul Fenner
Gary Farrington
Aled Evans
Grace Chalton
Cameron Powell
Innogen wood
Nick C
Katy Allan
Damon Grossett
Kieran Evans
Pip Chalmers
Amy Downes
Sara Montgomery
Hannes Mehrer
Andrew Harland
Jon Launder
Danny James
David Dollywoods
Mark Schmitz
Pam Williams
Yusef Quinlan
Christine Harvey
linda drewery
Ashleigh James
Erinn Batard
Ed Morley
1,442 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Bernard Coughlan
    endorsed 2018-03-20 13:52:10 +0000
    Either UBI or negative income tax to replace ALL benefits and tax allowance would simplify the world, eliminate poverty and give the people the confidence and support to go out and do great things! 😊
  • Paul Fenner
    endorsed 2018-03-20 08:52:19 +0000
  • Gary Farrington
    endorsed 2018-03-20 01:06:26 +0000
  • Aled Evans
    endorsed 2018-03-19 20:06:10 +0000
  • Grace Chalton
    endorsed via 2018-03-19 11:52:37 +0000
    It is much better than the current system of paying private companies millions to deny help to the most vulnerable people in the country.
  • Cameron Powell
    endorsed 2018-03-18 14:50:53 +0000
    Reduce bureaucracy and negative psychological effects on current or future benefits claimants.
  • Innogen Wood
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-18 08:46:54 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Innogen wood
    endorsed via 2018-03-18 08:46:24 +0000
  • Nick C
    endorsed 2018-03-18 08:09:46 +0000
    I think that it is high time for a radical, societal change. I’m disabled and find the whole benefit system degrading ,demeaning and stigmatized. It’s also impossible to study and keep a roof over your head, denying people the chance to get on and do a job they love instead of working in a dead-end job for a pittance, just to exist. I think a Basic Income could, potentially, improve the nation’s health and well-being, in so many ways.
  • Katy Allan
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-17 22:54:33 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Katy Allan
    endorsed 2018-03-17 22:54:11 +0000
  • Damon Grossett
    endorsed 2018-03-16 16:53:33 +0000
    To be able to make life worth living with time to think and study or get involved with helping the communities. I live just to scrape by in a job I hate just to afford a roof, only to repeat the cycle again. I believe the benefits and possibilities of UBI are endless.
  • Kieran Evans
    endorsed 2018-03-16 12:00:03 +0000
    It will be a sensible, logical step towards creating a fairer society, with economic security and freedom across the board.
  • Pip Chalmers
    endorsed 2018-03-14 12:48:16 +0000
    A potential route to increased well-being, freedom and work/life balance for all
  • Amy Downes
    endorsed 2018-03-14 08:55:53 +0000
    I believe in a basic income as a way of heading towards greater equality, of rewarding people for the great work they do in society, of creating freedom and reducing poverty, and of alleviating the increasing stresses that result from the reduction in jobs as automation progresses.
  • Sara Montgomery
    endorsed 2018-03-13 13:57:50 +0000
  • Hannes Mehrer
    endorsed 2018-03-12 22:46:34 +0000
  • Andrew Harland
    endorsed 2018-03-12 21:22:21 +0000
    A basic standard of living for all without the stigma of benifits
  • Jon Launder
    endorsed 2018-03-12 08:27:35 +0000
    Fairness for everyone and it levels the playing field for people who don’t have a chance otherwise
  • Danny James
    endorsed 2018-03-12 05:04:05 +0000
    Everyone deserves the opportunity of a basic income.
  • David Dollywoods
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-11 20:50:15 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • David Dollywoods
    endorsed 2018-03-11 20:49:20 +0000
    For everyone to feel valued as an individual and to forfill there potential.
  • Mark Schmitz
    endorsed 2018-03-11 16:41:22 +0000
    It has been proven to reduce poverty, inspire people to get better jobs, and to be healthier.
  • Pam Williams
    endorsed 2018-03-10 20:52:57 +0000
    I want to see fairer society where we share the county’s wealth.
  • Yusef Quinlan
    endorsed 2018-03-10 03:39:06 +0000
    That we as humans are coming to a point where surplus being the norm could be a possibility (Providing we can avoid worldwide water crisis) and that robots with strong AI will soon start taking jobs. In a new world such as this one we should take measures to allow all citizens to protect themselves and keep themselves at some base level of financial stability. There is still much wealth inequality in the world and to give every a baseline of income would be the best solution, it would also stop people who are in Benefit poverty traps i.e. (recieving low income jobs that give slightly more than benefits but are highly unstable thus decentivising them from working) from looking for work and contributing to the economy.
  • Christine Harvey
    endorsed 2018-03-09 21:50:44 +0000
    everyone will be equal gets the same money you can do less work and have more time to do other things
  • linda drewery
    endorsed 2018-03-09 16:25:57 +0000
    human right.
  • Ashleigh James
    endorsed 2018-03-09 01:10:15 +0000
    If we are capable of eradicating poverty then the real question is why shouldn’t I be supporting a basic income?
  • Erinn Batard
    endorsed 2018-03-08 15:56:47 +0000
    Automation is going to kill off jobs faster than the work force can train for other positions. We need a safety net or we will become a nation too akin to a sci-fi dystopia for my liking.
  • Ed Morley
    endorsed 2018-03-08 13:38:07 +0000
    Believe it will reduce depression and allow more mental health recovery.

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