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

Daniel Hazam
V Eve
Mike Grg
Sam Austin
Katie White
Antony Parker
Paul Banner
David Wilford
Kristofer Pitcher
Rayhaan Ali
oscar cooper
paul farley
Jonny Ross-Tatam
Dominic Abel
John Queening
Owen Jenkinson
Ethan Evans
Jonathan Jones
Nathan Reynolds
Josh Macaulay
Kenelma McCrae
Lucy Bennett
Semy Ingle
Sam Farr
Horia-Daniel Bogdan
Serena Casanova
Gabrielle Parry
Ethan Evans
Michelle D
1,683 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Daniel Hazam
    endorsed 2019-05-01 23:24:31 +0100
    End poverty, wage inequality and modern day slavery. It is also the solution to automation too.
  • V Eve
    endorsed 2019-04-23 13:07:19 +0100
  • Mike Grg
    endorsed 2019-04-22 22:18:33 +0100
    Everyone should be able to afford food , water , medicine , shelter , bills and live in peace . The government should remove benefits and instead give every citizen earning below 20,000 pound annually a universal basic income . In the uk the universal basic income should atleast be 1500-2000 pound a month . So many jobs will be gone and are going anyway . It is about time the government start to look after it’s people and not just the rich people .
  • Sam Austin
    endorsed 2019-04-22 18:27:05 +0100
    This was supposed to happen already as robots decrease jobs. Instead extra useless jobs are being created and only the upper class are profiting from the increased technology.
  • Katie White
    endorsed 2019-04-22 15:50:24 +0100
  • Antony Parker
    endorsed 2019-04-22 13:13:45 +0100
    It is the best way to help people out of poverty
  • Paul Banner
    endorsed 2019-04-21 16:49:01 +0100
  • David Wilford
    endorsed 2019-04-20 22:47:30 +0100
    To close the inequality gap and give a fairer system for the disadvantaged
  • Kristofer Pitcher
    endorsed 2019-04-20 17:58:44 +0100
    It’s long overdue as the economy continues to become reliant on Artificial intelligence not people.
  • Rayhaan Ali
    endorsed 2019-04-20 15:00:02 +0100
    It is a basic expectation for human society to provide for the needs of it’s citizens. It is an outdated and irrelevant idea that our basic human needs must be met through work. If there is any point in having an economy that produces resource abundance it is that human beings are more free from the toil needed in nature to meet those basic needs. Yet, in our system we continue to simulate a toil that is contrived, unethical, and a needless waste of time and life, based on a superstition that human beings have a some immoral nature that must be checked through constant work and make believe resource scarcity. We should keep changing until we are a civilized society
  • oscar cooper
    endorsed 2019-04-20 00:24:19 +0100
  • paul farley
    endorsed 2019-04-19 07:59:39 +0100
  • Jonny Ross-Tatam
    endorsed 2019-04-18 14:19:43 +0100
    A Universal Basic Income provides everyone with the means to cover their basic needs, which is a fundamental human right. It provides everyone with a basic level of economic security, which can support them when caring for loved ones, training for a new career or working on a business idea. The guaranteed security it provides is even more vital in a modern economy that is riddled with insecure work and the threats of losing jobs due to globalisation and automation. Our current bureaucratic, means-tested system, built for the post-war economy, does not provide security to citizens today, only increasing their insecurity and causing many to resort to food banks just to eat.


    A UBI provides every citizen with a income floor that they cannot fall below and a secure foundation on which to build their lives. Across the world, citizens and politicians are realising that this is an idea whose time may just have come.
  • Dominic Abel
    endorsed 2019-04-18 13:51:36 +0100
    End the welfare system. Let people be happy with the vast resources this nation has. Give people pride, responsibility and the freedom to choose.
  • John Queening
    endorsed 2019-04-18 07:11:49 +0100
    Social justice
  • Owen Jenkinson
    endorsed 2019-04-17 13:07:55 +0100
    I’ve just read Rutger Bregman’s book. It seems very plausible and a compelling historical and economic case for it.
  • Ethan Evans
    endorsed 2019-04-17 12:07:46 +0100
  • Jonathan Jones
    endorsed 2019-04-17 10:05:29 +0100
    Common Sense
  • nAth
    @Nath_R93 tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-16 22:01:41 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=10689
  • Nathan Reynolds
    endorsed 2019-04-16 22:01:15 +0100
  • Josh Macaulay
    endorsed 2019-04-15 12:48:46 +0100
    Basic income will guarantee all people the fundamental human rights to which they are entitled, and stop people being denied them by difficult and oftentimes humiliating “means-tested” methods.
  • Kenelma McCrae
    endorsed 2019-04-15 00:37:25 +0100
    I think it’s a great idea and has lots of potential, the benefits of BI will be universal and will be economically sound too.
  • Lucy Bennett
    endorsed 2019-04-14 21:03:33 +0100
  • Semy Ingle
    endorsed 2019-04-14 15:54:22 +0100
    To preserve basic human dignity in an age of automation.

    To eliminate homelessness and poverty.

    To eliminate the need to force people to do meaningless work in order to survive, now and going forward.

    To stop the reliance on means-tested benefits, which routinely exclude people that are in need.

    To allow everyone to live without worrying about absolute destitution.

    To put our taxes towards a humanitarian cause, and to reduce government bureaucracy.

    To allow more people to pursue meaningful work, voluntary or otherwise.

    To relieve the stress of living pay check to pay check.
  • Sam Farr
    endorsed 2019-04-14 11:59:56 +0100
  • Horia-Daniel Bogdan
    endorsed 2019-04-14 11:55:12 +0100
  • Serena Casanova
    endorsed 2019-04-14 11:52:23 +0100
    I decided to support this after reading the book “Bullshit Jobs”
  • Gabrielle Parry
    endorsed 2019-04-14 00:27:18 +0100
  • Ethan Evans
    endorsed 2019-04-13 21:43:06 +0100
    It will create a world that works for everyone not the few or the many but for all and will create a better future for future generations, we must not allow this current failed Universal Credit system to continue. How can we think it’s ok when we have got people who need a chance in life get turned away or people begging for food at food banks like a pack of wild animals, we are a wealthy nation so there is no reason why we should not implement this life changing idea.
  • Michelle D
    endorsed 2019-04-12 23:15:02 +0100
    I want the struggle to stop. People are being pushed to breaking point trying to navigate complex benefits systems which are rigged against them from the start. People deserve a decent income first, to feel secure in their daily life. Then people can realise there full potential, communities can grow and prosper where wellbeing is placed over and above the cruel ideologies of capitalists in the UK, who measure individuals in terms of their labour value.

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