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

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
Mbila Muela
John Whitcher
Janet Cobb
Tariq Aziz
osman naseem
Louise treadwell
George Boyd
Belinda French
Iqbal Molique
Nigel Williams
Beatrice Setze
1,683 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • 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
  • Mbila Muela
    endorsed 2019-04-01 20:57:03 +0100
    Our forbears have provied us with everything we need and they invested heavily in our future and world governments should release the wealth to their populations. There is wnough money, food and resources of every kind available to every child, man and woman on the planet!!! stop the greed feed the creed now!!!
  • John Whitcher
    endorsed 2019-03-31 20:46:51 +0100
    I believe that this is the only future for society.
  • Janet Cobb
    endorsed 2019-03-30 09:16:48 +0000
    Takes people with disabilities out of a benefits system and into a rights system
  • Tariq Aziz
    endorsed 2019-03-30 08:29:01 +0000
    It would transform lives for everyone, help us to make ends meet. Also it would help the homelessness too. They can get a roof over there heads quickly and also fill the fridge full of food instead of waiting 8 weeks for an appointment.
  • osman naseem
    endorsed 2019-03-30 01:13:43 +0000
    Technology has replaced many unskilled jobs and will continue to do so. If we can afford war, we can afford this.
  • Louise treadwell
    endorsed 2019-03-29 18:31:03 +0000
    As a worker in the care sector I am frequently called upon to do overtime for the good of the service and to benefit service users which is fine, however under the current system this can leave me worse off as any top up benefits I recieve are tapered off due to this. UBI would ensure that I wouldn’t be penalised for working harder.
  • George Boyd
    endorsed 2019-03-29 17:05:34 +0000
  • Belinda French
    endorsed via 2019-03-28 18:53:01 +0000
    I believe in a fair society without suffering or degradation
  • Iqbal Molique
    endorsed 2019-03-27 15:13:35 +0000
    The current benefits system is a shambles many people are sanctioned for stupid reasons and many people have their benefits stopped for stupid reasons. The staff at jobcentres look down on the people who claim benefits that they are entitled too and embarrass the people who claim benefits in front of other people. The current benefits system such as Universal Credit pays monthly in arrears and claimants have to wait up to 6 weeks to receive their first payment forcing claimants into hardship and poverty. The current benefits system the Universal Credit is a much worse benefit system than the old two weekly payment benefit system it replaced. It has left so many people in hardships and poverty. Everyone should be entitled to benefits and should be treated with respect, dignity, and courtesy. Everyone needs financial help and with having that financial help from Universal Basic Income without any worries, stress, anxiety, depression, mental health issues, physical health issues over worrying where their next meal is going to come from or how they are going to pay their bills Universal Basic Income will take that burden from them and will allow them to focus on how to develop themselves, their skills, their talents so that they can concentrate on getting better jobs or starting a course or a business working towards on their path to being financially independent with the help of Universal Basic Income. Universal Basic Income will also protect people from abusive employers allowing them to leave abusive employers and have something to fall back on should they need to go look for another job. Universal Basic Income offers people that financial security and saves them from being slaves to abusive employers and taking a lot of abuse from abusive employers who are on a power trip and who think they can treat anyone how they like and fire them at any moment because employers think they hold people’s financial security. We are not slaves for employers to use and abuse us and treat us how they like. We deserve respect, dignity, loyalty from employers but nowadays employers just use and abuse us and fire us at any moment they like. Having Universal Basic Income gives us that financial freedom from abuse, slavery, being fired from really bad abusive employers. Give us Universal Basic Income we want it we need it so badly.
  • Nigel Williams
    endorsed 2019-03-27 13:38:14 +0000
  • Beatrice Setze
    endorsed 2019-03-27 13:35:48 +0000
    A basic universal income is the best way to encourage people to care for others and the environment in their spare time. We need an egalitarian society that is committed to save the planet. It’s now urgent, and empowering everyone is the best way. People with talents can still achieve fame and wealth for themselves.

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