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

James Finlayson
Alex Mueller
aeisha lynch
S K
Sam Hall
Kiri Williams
Jonathan Cotton
Karen Lennox
Sharon Cunningham
Jennifer Baird
Martina McAuley
Martina McAuley
Chris Pulman
Tansy Huws
Bryony Stimpson
Karen Munns
Julie Hoey
Miriam Wilkinson
Kate Gallwey
Laurence Droy
Moon Leith
Colin Latter
Angela Dennis
Ianthe Feeney
rose thompson
Graham Crossan
Eleanor Bland
Yago Moreno
Rachel Malone
Kay Powell
1,943 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • 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
  • Karen Lennox
    endorsed 2019-01-27 18:02:22 +0000
    No one in our affluent society in this abundant world should struggle for a home and daily essentials. The current system is hugely degrading and judgmental. I believe creativity will flow and the majority of people really do want to work, hoewever navigating the current system is exhausting. I have been a single parent for a long time. My ex chose not to financially contribute to his children’s lives and there was nothing I could do about that. I know first hand how different it would have been not to feel ashamed to claim for assistance to live. I never did before. Life could have been so different with a Basic Income and for anyone still in that position…it is the future generation they are caring for and guiding.
  • Sharon Cunningham
    endorsed 2019-01-27 16:05:26 +0000
  • Jennifer Baird
    endorsed 2019-01-27 01:46:02 +0000
    I’ve been an artist all my life and managed to survive on an extremely low income but it’s been a real struggle as sometimes months will go by without selling a painting. However, my art is my passion and over the decades I’ve painted many hundreds of beautiful paintings that have given people great joy and can be passed on for generations. It’s sad that most people would rather spend £500 or more on the latest smartphone (which will only last a few years) than a beautiful work of art. If I had a basic income I would be able to keep painting without struggling to pay for electricity to keep warm in winter etc. I know many artists, musicians and composers in the same position – really struggling and yet they produce the most amazing work which enriches humanity.
  • Martina McAuley
    endorsed 2019-01-27 00:48:33 +0000
    My research leads me to believe that this is the only way to alleviate poverty in a humane and dignified way befitting a modern society
  • Martina McAuley
    endorsed 2019-01-27 00:48:31 +0000
    My research leads me to believe that this is the only way to alleviate poverty in a humane and dignified way befitting a modern society
  • Chris Pulman
    endorsed 2019-01-26 22:49:52 +0000
  • Tansy Huws
    endorsed 2019-01-26 20:33:16 +0000
  • Bryony Stimpson
    endorsed 2019-01-26 19:20:45 +0000
  • Karen Munns
    endorsed 2019-01-26 14:55:16 +0000
    It would ensure everyone could reach their potential
  • Julie Hoey
    endorsed 2019-01-26 12:30:49 +0000
    The current benefits system doesn’t work. Let’s look at a new idea which will bring hope, freedom, confidence and opportunity and breathe life back into our local communities.
  • Miriam Wilkinson
    endorsed 2019-01-26 11:46:20 +0000
    Humane dignity & social justice
  • Kate Gallwey
    endorsed 2019-01-26 11:12:57 +0000
    I am tired of living in fear …fear of disability, lack, old age and bad luck. I am always willing to work hard but that isn’t good enough these days.

    I want to be free of fear.
  • Laurence Droy
    endorsed 2019-01-26 09:58:29 +0000
    Poverty reduction, social mobility (e.g. through retraining), labour market relations.
  • Moon Leith
    endorsed 2019-01-26 05:18:39 +0000
    It just makes sense! We are all equal and basic needs can be met, and equal opportunities should be available.
  • Colin Latter
    endorsed 2019-01-26 04:13:03 +0000
  • Angela Dennis
    endorsed 2019-01-26 01:46:01 +0000
  • Ianthe Feeney
    endorsed 2019-01-26 01:24:57 +0000
    Everyone deserves the dignity of a basic minimum allowance so they can afford food and shelter. No one should have to beg for benefits when they are too ill to work. The money of the poorest in our society will go straight back into the economy, boosting businesses and the whole economy, which will help everyone in society. No one can stop an idea when its time has come. The time for a Basic Universal Income has come.
  • rose thompson
    endorsed 2019-01-25 23:47:42 +0000
    it is the future, its obvious
  • Graham Crossan
    endorsed 2019-01-25 23:32:53 +0000
    Most jobs are now unnecessary, and people need time and space to discover their gifts and passions
  • Eleanor Bland
    endorsed 2019-01-25 23:05:40 +0000
    To ensure everyone in our society has their basic needs met, such as rent, bills and food.
  • Yago Moreno
    endorsed 2019-01-25 22:15:01 +0000
  • Rachel Malone
    endorsed 2019-01-25 22:12:25 +0000
  • Kay Powell
    endorsed 2019-01-25 21:52:43 +0000

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