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

Ruth Cuthbert
Ruth Milsom
Hugo van der Meer
Paul Kershaw
Beth Tipping-Ball
Elliot Gomm
Ann Hindley
Terry Morgan
Robin Dixon
Serin Thomasin
Simon Pickthall
Sheila Hollins
Neil Foss
Christine Clarke
Joyce. Ireson
Rosemary Trustam
Margarita Tezla
Anita Cassidy
Sion Tetlow
Joe Sigolo
Angela Martin Cascon
Daryl Winzar
barbara Walton
Emma Dawnay
Lewis Stewart
Jennifer Hulme
Sue Gates
Michael Tovey
Eline Skeide
1,683 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Ruth Cuthbert
    endorsed 2019-03-16 12:59:56 +0000
  • Ruth Milsom
    endorsed 2019-03-15 23:48:42 +0000
    Basic financial security for every citizen should be a no-brainer in a developed, wealthy country. There is plenty of money to do this; it is only political ideology that prevents it being adopted as normality.
  • Hugo van der Meer
    endorsed 2019-03-15 22:58:48 +0000
    I am not a business I am a free enterprise. For many the frustrated ambition created through lack of or simply zero income and the consensus reality ‘principle’ of the, ‘get a job’ mantra, of the creatively sterile, is the fundamental link between sterility and insanity. There are many gifted people and many creative people without resource or recourse to a more fulfilling expressive existence, because of wage slavery a mentality that stifles and kills the spirit. Access to financial resource would be a lifeline in developing latent creativity in whatever form. I know because I am a victim of this stagnant prison imposed by the lack of opportunity and the misguided. Freedom is feasable through developing the latent creative energy which then feeds the soul enabling the spirit to soar. Release the energy through efficiency. The efficient use of the energy that is cash. Before more dreams are crushed and dystopia continues tightening its icy grasp around the throat of progress.
  • Paul Kershaw
    endorsed 2019-03-15 18:57:13 +0000
    Personal experience of the benefit system and the immense relief of not having to rely on it, which probably saved me from becoming a suicide statistic
  • Beth Tipping-Ball
    endorsed 2019-03-15 16:01:57 +0000
    Inequalities will always remain but one’s right to live a dignified life should be the right of EVERY citizen irrespective of who they are.
  • Elliot Gomm
    endorsed 2019-03-15 16:01:55 +0000
    The need to find a solution to more automation in the workplace and encourage people (of all economic backgrounds) to be able to spend to improve the economy and their own prospects.
  • Ann Hindley
    endorsed 2019-03-15 15:27:26 +0000
  • Terry Morgan
    endorsed 2019-03-15 15:05:05 +0000
  • Robin Dixon
    endorsed 2019-03-15 14:42:37 +0000
    It is economic justice
  • Serin Thomasin
    endorsed 2019-03-15 13:46:17 +0000
  • Simon Pickthall
    endorsed 2019-03-15 13:09:53 +0000
    To enable everyone in the UK to contribute to their community without having to worry about keeping a roof over their heads and feeding their family.
  • Sheila Hollins
    endorsed 2019-03-15 11:41:40 +0000
    Because I think that the current requirement to describe what you cannot do in order to get financial support causes further emotional disablement

    Because work will change during this century and a basic income would allow more people to take on volunteer roles and part-time caring roles
  • Neil Foss
    endorsed 2019-03-15 11:22:59 +0000
    I am disabled since 1991 RTA. And reliant on benefits. I have endured lots of changes to how I get paid, mostly negative
  • Christine Clarke
    endorsed 2019-03-15 10:29:56 +0000
  • Joyce. Ireson
    endorsed 2019-03-15 10:28:10 +0000
  • Rosemary Trustam
    endorsed 2019-03-15 10:11:51 +0000
    To have a system that ensures everyone’s basic needs are met AND doesn’t waste resources in administering complex benefits systems but use them directly to people. I’d hope disabled people would get an enhances rate to manage the extra costs of disability
  • Margarita Tezla
    endorsed 2019-03-15 09:32:39 +0000
  • Anita Cassidy
    endorsed 2019-03-14 21:25:34 +0000
    It’s the perfect solution to the shifts we are experiencing in our society
  • Sion Tetlow
    endorsed 2019-03-14 21:16:05 +0000
  • Joe Sigolo
    endorsed 2019-03-14 17:14:34 +0000
    I recently found out about UBI and it’s benefits from Andrew Yang in the United States. I also think the idea of a basic income should also start being discussed here in the UK.
  • Angela Martin Cascon
    endorsed 2019-03-14 15:29:54 +0000
    It is what our society needs to adapt our outdated welfare state to the circumstances of the 21st century.
  • Daryl e winzar
    @e_winzar tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-14 13:56:38 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=10450
  • Daryl Winzar
    endorsed 2019-03-14 13:56:04 +0000
    Hate seeming people struggle to make ends meet plain and simple there is enough to go round it’s time it was shared nobody should have to worry how they can pay their rent or find money to pay Bill’s and feed themselves
  • barbara Walton
    endorsed 2019-03-14 12:46:09 +0000
    Will provide security from which people can forge forward with their lives (if they choose) and not be hampered with the constraints of benefits.
  • Emma Dawnay
    endorsed 2019-03-14 12:41:41 +0000
  • Lewis Stewart
    endorsed 2019-03-14 12:40:28 +0000
    Social justice, equity, fairness, giving opportunity to those who have none.
  • Jennifer Hulme
    endorsed 2019-03-14 11:14:33 +0000
    I have recently become ill and have had the huge discomfort of interacting with UK benefits, it has contributed to even more ill health
  • Sue Gates
    endorsed 2019-03-14 09:46:24 +0000
  • Michael Tovey
    endorsed 2019-03-14 08:58:01 +0000
  • Eline Skeide
    endorsed 2019-03-14 08:37:18 +0000
    Automation, human costs of poverty, worker bargaining rights, welfare state bureaucracy

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