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

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  • endorsed 2018-06-19 12:16:21 +0100
    To protect the future of our civilisation in the inevitable face of large-scale automation and the reduction of jobs.
  • endorsed 2018-06-19 10:40:15 +0100
    It is the most viable method to tackle inequality
  • endorsed 2018-06-18 09:41:47 +0100
    with the rise of technology many jobs will be lost at a pace where most people wont be able to keep up and as a result will need a basic income.
  • endorsed 2018-06-17 14:27:43 +0100
    Hopefully it would everyone a decent standard of living
  • endorsed 2018-06-16 21:38:09 +0100
    Apart from being indispensable for establishing a society based in cooperation instead of competition, it is an absolute necessity for the highly computerized world that is coming.
  • endorsed 2018-06-15 11:14:38 +0100
    I believe it would benefit society massively.
  • endorsed 2018-06-15 09:43:57 +0100
    People deserve this chance, it will make us a better society as a whole
  • endorsed 2018-06-13 14:01:39 +0100
  • endorsed 2018-06-12 23:46:47 +0100
  • @ryhall93 tweeted link to this page. 2018-06-11 22:43:51 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=8929
  • endorsed via 2018-06-11 22:43:24 +0100
  • @He11hound1988 tweeted link to this page. 2018-06-11 21:37:22 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=8927
  • endorsed via 2018-06-11 21:37:09 +0100
  • endorsed via 2018-06-11 21:26:53 +0100
    As a first world country this is a logical step forward in levelling the playing field for those marginalised by poverty and lack of access to meaningful work. Let’s break the isolation that capitalism is dependant on.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-06-11 21:15:31 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • @LadyDolphin1965 tweeted link to this page. 2018-06-11 21:15:28 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=8814
  • endorsed via 2018-06-11 21:14:56 +0100
    I am disabled and housebound, I have had all my disability benefits removed, cannot get medical care without money for phone calls etc and now on verge of loosing the home I share with my 3 children.
  • endorsed via 2018-06-11 19:38:35 +0100
    Sick to death of growing poverty.
  • endorsed 2018-06-10 21:09:32 +0100
    It will encourage more creativity. Also it will give workers more flexibility.
  • endorsed 2018-06-10 18:30:16 +0100
  • endorsed 2018-06-07 11:30:13 +0100
    Emancipation from meaningless work and toxic workplaces. With UBI, people will no longer have to fear leaving a hateful job in case they can’t get another one straight away. Employers (like myself) will have to up their game in order to keep their staff.
  • endorsed 2018-06-07 11:28:40 +0100
    Fairness, redistributing wealth, societal health…
  • endorsed via 2018-06-07 01:51:31 +0100
    As a believer in meritocracy, a system such as Basic Income would allow those from less privileged poorer background to be able to fully utilize their talents. It would also provide a safety net for those that are between jobs, or sick or in education, or possible future situation where unemployment reaches an all-time high due to AI’s replacing humans in most jobs.
  • endorsed 2018-06-06 23:52:37 +0100
    I am a workaholic. I know for a fact that if I had the basics covered, that would free me up for personal and social enterprise that would lead to creating more wealth. While I appreciate that many people will just get stones, eat Findus crispy pancakes and watch Jeremy Kyle all day long, many more of us would have the time, inclination and because of UBI, the money, to make the world a better place for ALL. Private and social enterprise would be unleashed like never before! The third sector would also benefit.
  • endorsed 2018-06-06 09:26:00 +0100
    really nice i feel proud to become of memeber basiconcome org thanks for make it happen https://www.funnyhappybirthdaymemes.com/good-morning-meme/
  • endorsed 2018-06-06 07:01:44 +0100
    Believe it is the fairest most logical step forward.
  • endorsed 2018-06-05 09:02:16 +0100
    Being raised in a financially insecure household ruined my mental health, so I would like everyone to be free of this constant fear.
  • endorsed 2018-06-03 16:47:17 +0100
  • endorsed 2018-06-03 13:51:31 +0100
    You cannot have a truly free society while people are forced to struggle merely for the right to buy what they need, to survive. Most of us do not find the job that fully releases our skills and inspires our hearts; our jobs are therefore years of drudgery, doing whatever we must, to make money for employers with whom we are not in a position to make choices or bargains. UBI is a huge step towards a free and civilised society in which we can choose our work. Very few people, given the choice, will choose to do nothing. People will, instead, choose to work for themselves, or for others with whom they share goals and whom they respect; or they will spend their time caring for those they love, or studying to improve themselves. UBI will dramatically improve our quality of life, and our mental and physical health.
  • endorsed 2018-05-31 18:17:39 +0100

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