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

Penelope Tindall
Mark Hooper Indycube CBS
Chris Mole
Tchiyiwe Chihana
Charlie Hallam
Lilly Hunter
Viola Wiebe
Peter Blackledge
Robert Bruce
Alex Leeder
Scott Gallop
Eva Moss
Tim Brook
Stuart Marshall Marlin Training Ltd
June Bedi
Graeme Benstead-Hume
Eleanor Philpotts.
Martin Winsley
Marion Bainbridge
Gail Bainbridge
Nick Prodous
Stephen Feeney
Conal Devitt
Leanne Mercer
Sarah Kershaw
Bridget Waters
Ianthe Feeney
Joe Cairns
Richard Musarra
Jason Locke
1,683 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Penelope Tindall
    endorsed 2019-03-14 08:05:09 +0000
  • Mark Hooper
    Indycube CBS endorsed 2019-03-14 06:38:21 +0000
    I’m a long time supporter. The need for Basic Income will be inevitable
  • Chris Mole
    endorsed 2019-03-14 06:36:00 +0000
    Emancipation of the working classes, the chance for everybody to reach their potential without being crushed and worn down by poverty.
  • Tchiyiwe Chihana
    endorsed 2019-03-14 05:22:37 +0000
  • Charlie Hallam
    endorsed 2019-03-14 03:44:12 +0000
    In the face of climate catastrophe we must remove economic violence as a barrier to action and release human creativity in the service of survival. We can’t afford not to.
  • Lilly Hunter
    endorsed 2019-03-14 00:20:59 +0000
    It is one of the most effective methods of improving health in a society.
  • Viola Wiebe
    endorsed 2019-03-13 22:20:51 +0000
  • Peter Blackledge
    endorsed 2019-03-13 20:41:06 +0000
    It’s a foundation for a just society
  • Robert Bruce
    endorsed 2019-03-13 20:32:39 +0000
    It’s time to empower all our citizens and local communitues with Basic Income, so we can build a better future together – one that leaves no-one behind.
  • Alex Leeder
    endorsed 2019-03-13 20:14:17 +0000
    To promote well-being and citizenship for everyone.
  • Scott Gallop
    endorsed 2019-03-13 18:15:38 +0000
  • Eva Moss
    endorsed 2019-03-12 20:33:14 +0000
    It’s needed everywhere due to rising levels of poverty, lack of opportunity & the coming wave of job losses from A I & automation. Basic Income will help humanity progress to the next level – particularly benefiting women & vulnerable people. There is no valid reason why it shouldn’t be implemented.
  • Tim Brook
    endorsed 2019-03-12 07:48:51 +0000
    I think our benefit system is out dated and i come from a family where both parents work and feel its a incentive to not work and just feel that should not be the case
  • Stuart Marshall
    Marlin Training Ltd endorsed 2019-03-11 21:52:21 +0000
    Simply common sense. Replace a hugely complex benefits system, that costs a fortune to administrate, with a simple system that ensures that no one fall through the cracks, yet also encourages all to work.

    The current benefits system is broken and traps the poor in a system where they are punished for finding work and where they don’t dare take the occasional day’s work for fear of losing benefits, yet those occasional days’ work might lead to employment.

    A basic income makes sense. The current system is “mad as snakes”.
  • June Bedi
    endorsed 2019-03-11 21:23:19 +0000
    Simple! It makes for sense. You know it too! 😄
  • Graeme Benstead-Hume
    endorsed 2019-03-11 15:26:23 +0000
  • Eleanor Philpotts.
    endorsed 2019-03-11 13:53:56 +0000
  • Martin Winsley
    endorsed 2019-03-11 09:52:46 +0000
    It’s time for a modern and forward thinking way of tackling poverty and the benefits system.
  • Marion Bainbridge
    endorsed 2019-03-10 09:15:37 +0000
    I believe that everyone is entitled to the basic needs of life
  • Gail Bainbridge
    endorsed 2019-03-10 08:52:04 +0000
  • Nick Prodous
    endorsed 2019-03-10 03:56:52 +0000
    This would allow people to give our children a much better world.
  • Stephen Feeney
    endorsed 2019-03-09 19:51:47 +0000
    This could replace our current tac free allowances for all aged 18 and above.
  • Conal Devitt
    endorsed 2019-03-09 19:09:02 +0000
    Good idea!
  • Leanne Mercer
    endorsed 2019-03-09 18:37:52 +0000
    This is an excellent idea that will benefit all people from all walks of life.
  • Sarah Kershaw
    endorsed 2019-03-09 13:05:57 +0000
  • Bridget Waters
    endorsed 2019-03-09 08:18:25 +0000
  • Ianthe Feeney
    endorsed 2019-03-07 22:46:56 +0000
  • Joe Cairns
    endorsed 2019-03-07 17:29:45 +0000
  • Richard Musarra
    endorsed 2019-03-07 15:12:04 +0000
    No more poverty
  • Jason Locke
    endorsed 2019-03-07 01:48:07 +0000
    I just have a feeling it would be great for the country and people would feel less stressed, worried, etc. It would help people with deppresion which would end up helping them become more productive.

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