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

Nathan Reynolds
Josh Macaulay
Kenelma McCrae
Lucy Bennett
Semy Ingle
Sam Farr
Horia-Daniel Bogdan
Serena Casanova
Gabrielle Parry
Ethan Evans
Michelle D
Georgia Voce
Neil Cockshaw
Kieran Dolan
Michael Askey
Amanda Eccles
Claire Godfrey
Michelle Matic
Pete Morton
John Barrington
Helena Redfern-Hyatt
Kyle Morley
Emi Imai
Kevin Zheng
Isabel Suddek
Fr Simon Maddison
Paulien van Rijckevorsel
James Morris
Raamiz Hussain
Chloe Mitchell
1,694 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • 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.
  • Georgia Voce
    endorsed 2019-04-11 22:23:23 +0100
  • Neil Cockshaw
    endorsed 2019-04-11 18:29:01 +0100
    Poverty is not a lack of character it is a lack of cash – its been said many times and it is still true – give people the means to live more securely and all of society will benefit.
  • Kieran Dolan
    endorsed 2019-04-10 19:20:16 +0100
    the Robots are taking over
  • Michael Askey
    endorsed 2019-04-10 01:21:55 +0100
  • Amanda Eccles
    endorsed 2019-04-09 15:56:07 +0100
    UBI or Citizens’ Dividend as I would prefer it is called, would solve so many of society’s ills.


    It should be a no braniner decision for everyone.


    The time has come for this to be policy all over the world.
  • Claire Godfrey
    endorsed 2019-04-08 17:30:33 +0100
    I can’t live as a single person on minimum wage.
  • Michelle Matic
    endorsed 2019-04-07 15:01:44 +0100
  • Pete Morton
    endorsed 2019-04-07 10:32:48 +0100
  • John Barrington
    endorsed 2019-04-06 13:27:18 +0100
    I am unemployed and I am currently on Jobseekers Allowance and I am fully in support of a Universal Basic Income, as the current benefits system means I am unlikely to be gaining any immediate employment and it does nothing to help those people with disabilities, such as myself as I have Asperger syndrome.
  • Helena Redfern-Hyatt
    endorsed via 2019-04-05 13:03:53 +0100
    AI and automation are good reasons, but mainly it’s about choice, freedom and Agency for me. My time on this earth is brief and unique and I want to fulfill MY potential, rather than being forced to do worthless, money moving exercises for other people.
  • Kyle Morley
    endorsed 2019-04-05 07:41:24 +0100
    I work really hard to run a low income company. I pay myself very little. I could get a higher paying job elsewhere, but that would be at the cost of my innovation and happiness. I love my company and my work. Ubi would help me personally, but most importantly would help my companies stability.
  • Emi Imai
    endorsed 2019-04-04 22:02:32 +0100
    It will lead to a more equal society. The evidence shows that all citizens will benefit from this in terms of health, wealth and well-being.
  • Kevin Zheng
    endorsed 2019-04-04 14:08:42 +0100
  • Isabel Suddek
    endorsed 2019-04-03 13:24:18 +0100
    I believe this could solve many of the mental health issues so many are suffering from today and provide a security for people’s future, relieve them from anxiety and provide a sense of freedom and autonomy to choose meaningful work that matters to them
  • Fr Simon Maddison
    endorsed 2019-04-03 11:32:36 +0100
    Because it is the right thing to do to end poverty and release people from the choice of slavery or starvation.
  • Paulien van Rijckevorsel
    endorsed 2019-04-03 10:40:15 +0100
    I believe there should be a redistribution of wealth. The system we are currently handling allows only a small % of people to benefit from technological advancements – which generalyl are generated by social investment,
  • James Morris
    endorsed 2019-04-03 10:32:59 +0100
  • Raamiz Hussain
    endorsed 2019-04-03 09:04:13 +0100
  • Chloe Mitchell
    endorsed 2019-04-02 15:40:52 +0100
    A large number of the population experience hardship at one point or another due to life and work dynamics. Those who are financially stable one year might find them themselves below the poverty line the following year, through no fault of their own. Basic income would allow everyone to fulfil their potential and limit rough circumstances for the population as a whole

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