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

Max Gee
Jack Probert
Jon Pittam
Miguel Swingler Segade
Julie Paul
Ahmed Rathore
Joyce. Ireson
John Broomsn
Frederick Gray
Fred Bradshaw
Kathryn Djatmika
Elizabeth Dobson
Barb Sheppard
Timothy Hunter
Alan Hume
Michael Mackay Macro Ponics Ltd
Andrea Bestel
Nate Powell
Elzbie Pyrzynska
Salma Amin
ged keefe
paul murfitt
Nathaniel Steele
Sarah D Dauncey
richard read
Alex Elliot
Luke Kiely
Jess Stewart
Joanna Baker
1,683 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Max Gee
    endorsed 2019-03-27 11:23:43 +0000
    To not feel the constant stress of having to work every day
  • Jack Probert
    endorsed 2019-03-25 11:57:57 +0000
    Its the least people deserve.
  • Jon Pittam
    endorsed 2019-03-25 09:16:06 +0000
    To make life easier for everyone
  • Miguel Swingler Segade
    endorsed 2019-03-24 16:23:13 +0000
    I personally believe the idea could help grow our economy and establish a great foundation for the working class to better integrate themselves in our society.
  • Julie Paul
    endorsed 2019-03-24 10:27:30 +0000
    I have a long term health condition, which will get worse, I don’t fit into the government idea on what disability is?
  • Ahmed Rathore
    endorsed 2019-03-23 20:21:38 +0000
  • Joyce. Ireson
    endorsed 2019-03-23 19:50:40 +0000
    I endorse the above statement if it will cover all means tested benefits making it a truly unconditional income fit to live on. B929HY
  • John Broomsn
    endorsed 2019-03-23 10:33:08 +0000
    Automation AI make it a primary goal to avoid total poverty and utimately civil unrest
  • Frederick Gray
    endorsed 2019-03-22 10:44:57 +0000
    I think that the logic for basic income should be clear for all to see, giving people the opportunity to be financially stable to pursue work they are passionate about rather than work as a necessity. Even from an out-dated view of economics thinking about driving productivity, of course productivity would rise if people were able to feel financially secure enough to seek alternate work. I also believe it would put pressure on huge companies to offer real incentives to their employers; if a huge global logistics company, lets call them ‘Brazilian Rainforest’ wanted me to work in their warehouse, security of a basic income would force them to offer some benefit scheme to entice me into what is a fairly unhappy work environment. I think this would lead to better corporate pension schemes, healthcare benefits, or additional incentive packages, which would actually allow for removing of expenditure in areas for government.
  • Fred Bradshaw
    endorsed 2019-03-22 00:02:28 +0000
    May simplify the benefits system. There would still be incentive to work to earn more money.
  • Kathryn Djatmika
    endorsed 2019-03-21 17:52:38 +0000
    To improve the general well being and happiness of the general public
  • Elizabeth Dobson
    endorsed 2019-03-21 17:39:00 +0000
  • Barb Sheppard
    endorsed 2019-03-21 16:53:50 +0000
    UBI will support the unpaid work that society relies upon. People need security and flexibility in order to be happy and creative. I believe UBI will boost community engagement and lead towards a more ecological and sustainable future.
  • Timothy Hunter
    endorsed 2019-03-21 16:18:15 +0000
    It’s a sensible idea.
  • Alan Hume
    endorsed 2019-03-21 14:40:11 +0000
  • Michael Mackay
    Macro Ponics Ltd endorsed 2019-03-21 07:51:58 +0000
    Fair and modern support for everyone, in the light of an uncertain future.
  • Andrea Bestel
    endorsed 2019-03-20 19:01:35 +0000
    It’s essential – it must happen
  • Nate Powell
    endorsed 2019-03-20 09:07:45 +0000
  • Elzbie Pyrzynska
    endorsed 2019-03-19 23:46:38 +0000
    retirees will live better and young people will be happy go to work.
  • Salma Amin
    endorsed 2019-03-19 18:19:13 +0000
  • ged keefe
    endorsed 2019-03-19 16:29:24 +0000
    it will act as a safety net against abusive employers
  • paul murfitt
    endorsed 2019-03-19 15:50:41 +0000
    Unconditionality
  • Nathaniel Steele
    endorsed 2019-03-18 13:49:53 +0000
  • Sarah D Dauncey
    endorsed 2019-03-18 12:36:00 +0000
    I am self-employed

    And I don’t get any help at all with UC as that have put me on the income floor.
  • richard read
    endorsed 2019-03-18 09:59:38 +0000
    at one time in my life i was financially secure enough to be able to do some voluntary work .this work involved the formation of a Credit Union which now has grown in membership to include a whole borough of

    Merseyside, helping thousands of people financially.I hope that if Basic Income ever becomes a reality Other people might take a similar route into the volontary sector
  • Alex Elliot
    endorsed 2019-03-17 14:03:19 +0000
    It is an effective solution to the current imbalance of wealth in the modern society. There have been multiple trails which have demonstrated it is a feasible policy and would work.
  • Luke Endangered
    @kiely_luke tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-16 22:52:52 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=10481
  • Luke Kiely
    endorsed 2019-03-16 22:52:17 +0000
    This cane after watching US Democratic nominee Andrew yang talk on the social and economical benefits, and believe this is a widely needed program that would help millions of people across the UK. It will create jobs, improve the standard of living, mental health improvement across the bond with less stress for all. We make a Trickle up economy starting with families and communities which will improve our nation. I will do all I can too promote this idea as it is the best option I see on the table.
  • Jess Stewart
    endorsed 2019-03-16 16:50:27 +0000
    It stops people from having the prospect of suffering.
  • Joanna Baker
    endorsed 2019-03-16 16:18:41 +0000
    So we can begin to delink pay from work and allow everyone to contribute to society with their innate gifts.

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