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

Jamie Adams
Liam Judge
George Christie
Freya Aquarone
patrick bettington
David Humphreys
Joshua Ablett
sam warren
Gillian Dennis
Oliver Wilson-Hall
Barry Morris
Rosemary Davies
Rahma Elmahdi
Ryan Feline
Craig Worsfold
Marie Annable
Neil May
Diane Rykowski
David Oddie
Bogdan Lazarev
amy Franklin
Anna Goulding
chalam mogallapu
Susan Joyce
Thomas Rodgers
Andy Perry
Harold Murawu
timor Saleh
Gerard Donnelly
1,560 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Jamie Adams
    endorsed 2018-05-20 21:31:54 +0100
  • Liam Judge
    endorsed 2018-05-20 20:52:51 +0100
    Universal Credit is deeply flawed and poor people are exploited through mandatory “employment” programmes like Steps 2 Success. Basic Income would be a positive change that is long overdue.
  • George Christie
    endorsed 2018-05-20 18:05:44 +0100
    I don’t see that with automation becoming more prevalent it is not right that people who are working are still not surviving.
  • Freya Aquarone
    endorsed 2018-05-19 17:01:20 +0100
    It feels like an obvious humane, intelligent economic shift
  • patrick bettington
    endorsed 2018-05-17 10:52:54 +0100
    I have been researching and writing about the future of work, I truly believe that this needs to happen.
  • David Humphreys
    endorsed 2018-05-16 18:51:00 +0100
    It is a sane approach
  • Joshua Ablett
    endorsed 2018-05-16 13:26:38 +0100
    Means tested benefits is not fit for purpose. In my eyes, basic income is the only viable alternative, and one that will (should!) ensure collective buy in from society as a whole.
  • sam warren
    endorsed 2018-05-13 17:01:46 +0100
  • Gillian Dennis
    endorsed 2018-05-11 20:27:45 +0100
    Everyone has money for food, heat and living accommodation.
  • Oliver Wilson-Hall
    endorsed 2018-05-11 18:31:28 +0100
  • Barry Morris
    endorsed 2018-05-11 14:23:24 +0100
    As automation and artificial intelligence start to replace every day basic jobs, we need a way to support the population, as more and more people are displaced. We also need to give more dignity and support to those of ill health and old age to live a fulfilling existence. The current capitalist system just isn’t working for 95% of the poplulation.
  • Rosemary Davies
    endorsed 2018-05-11 13:18:32 +0100
    I read Rutger Bergman’s book utopia for realists and how to get there.
  • Rahma Elmahdi
    endorsed 2018-05-09 16:04:56 +0100
    Because it make empirical sense!
  • Ryan Feline
    endorsed 2018-05-09 11:05:11 +0100
    Everyone should have the opportunity to live comfortably without fear of having their family on the streets when the unexpected happens.
  • Craig Worsfold
    endorsed 2018-05-08 18:27:30 +0100
  • Marie Annable
    endorsed 2018-05-08 02:43:41 +0100
    I’m endorsing Basic Income UK’s statement. Please join me! The Current Benefits system is Unfit for purpose, and wd give back power to the people from unscrupulous employers who rob/cut their employees wages from hours they have worked.
  • Neil May
    endorsed 2018-05-06 19:43:35 +0100
    I support a programme for basic income funded through direct money creation by government (as in Quantitative Easing), in order to reduce personal and national debt and to reduce the unnecessary and destructive power of commercial banks. This process and the reason why it is important is laid out in The Grip of Death by Michael Rowbotham. Basic Universal Income is a way to end debt slavery and to restore basic human qualities of reciprocity and altruism which have been eroded by an over-powerful debt based economy and its ideology of social darwinism and unrestricted competition. This is not utopian (as there will always be many problems in our world), but it at least provides a way of restoring some sanity and balance to our lives and culture, which can give us space to think and feel and a greater chance of living good and kind lives. Ultimately it can lead us away from the obsession with economic growth and “progress”, to an economy and culture based upon the best human values, rather than those based on envy and addiction.
  • Diane Rykowski
    endorsed 2018-05-04 15:53:50 +0100
  • David Oddie
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-05-02 11:13:50 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • David Oddie
    endorsed 2018-05-02 11:11:26 +0100
    In a short period of time technology will have replaced the need for many jobs and it is absurd to hold a revolver to people’s heads and insist that we still cling on to an outdated notion that everyone

    must ‘work’ to survive – it is no longer true. A GBI would transform our society in the direction of justice, creativity and compassion; it would also simplify and clarify the complex welfare system.
  • Bogdan Lazarev
    endorsed 2018-04-30 16:57:22 +0100
    Promote equality and celebrate machine automation. Provide reliable income to individuals regardless of their circumstance or status. Reduce Gov’ts admin costs if it replaces PIP/JSA. Make it straight forward and easy for people to go into work after unemployment without a gap in financial support. Promote wealth redistribution.
  • amy Franklin
    endorsed 2018-04-30 16:25:38 +0100
    automation and a change in lifestyle and culture habits mean that universal income will suit a changing world.
  • Anna Goulding
    endorsed 2018-04-30 14:47:50 +0100
    UBI will reduce the load on the NHS by reducing mental and physical illness relating to uncertainty, poverty, stress and overwork. It recognises the rights of every human to access the vital things they need to live, without having to face a cumbersome and cruel benefits system. It will allow for more creativity and ingenuity in society. Absolutely everyone stands to benefit.
  • chalam mogallapu
    endorsed 2018-04-29 22:40:58 +0100
  • Susan Joyce
    endorsed 2018-04-29 19:15:53 +0100
  • Thomas Rodgers
    endorsed 2018-04-29 14:51:50 +0100
    I could do the job I love without putting my home & mental health at risk
  • Andy Perry
    endorsed 2018-04-28 18:40:23 +0100
  • Harold Murawu
    endorsed 2018-04-28 02:27:32 +0100
    The current benefits system is very complex and a lot of people suffer by not getting any help even when they deserve.
  • timor Saleh
    endorsed 2018-04-28 02:14:38 +0100
    UBI will be necessary in a world where automation causes mass unemployment for the capitalist system and society to survive.
  • Gerard Donnelly
    endorsed 2018-04-26 21:12:48 +0100

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