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

Jay Goodall
Clare Gillott
Robert Hywel Bennett Griffiths
Mark Fletcher
christopher morris
Ruth Rosenau
Andrew Buttress
Chris Huculak
Adam Brooks
Terry Schon
James Corscadden
Rob Ponsford
James Evans
Gary McGrath
Neil Foss
phillipa barker
Michael Sienhold
Beverley Johnson
Dr Mark Haydon-Laurelut
Mihai Chira
Ben Rogers
jonathan jones
Michael Smith
Paul Mackman
Jonathan Lambert
Gerard Rolfe
1,957 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Jay Goodall
    endorsed 2016-10-07 00:08:09 +0100
    Welfare systems have become cruel and divisive. Save on stress, distress and crazy expensive intrusive assessment processes. Every citizen has a right to basics of life in a nation. Next, rethink the whole approach to employment
  • Clare Gillott
    endorsed 2016-10-05 19:37:24 +0100
  • Robert Hywel Bennett Griffiths
    endorsed via 2016-10-05 13:11:27 +0100
    Because I have witnessed the mental stress causes by the unfairness of the present system. One of my friends has become seriously depressed, almost to the extent that he has become tired of living! He has mentioned to me that some people have commit suicide as a result of the mental stress caused by the present system of unfairness.

    Best wishes.

    R. H. B. Griffiths
  • Mark Fletcher
    endorsed via 2016-10-04 14:13:39 +0100
  • christopher morris
    endorsed via 2016-10-04 12:25:28 +0100
  • Ruth Rosenau
    endorsed via 2016-10-04 12:08:04 +0100
  • Andrew Buttress
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-04 11:42:59 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Andrew Buttress
    @asbuttress tweeted link to this page. 2016-10-04 11:42:56 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! http://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=4201
  • Andrew Buttress
    endorsed 2016-10-04 11:42:21 +0100
  • Chris Huculak
    endorsed 2016-10-03 10:39:16 +0100
    UBI abolishes cruel and complicated means tests and provides income security for everyone.
  • Adam Brooks
    endorsed 2016-10-03 10:27:40 +0100
    Everybody should always have the unconditional, minimum amount of money to be able to provide themselves with the basics In life in a society that is increasingly becoming unsustainable to the poorest and most vulnerable.
  • Terry Schon
    endorsed 2016-10-03 08:30:57 +0100
    It is a basic human right that everyone has the basic necessities of life; unconditionally.
  • James Corscadden
    endorsed 2016-10-02 20:36:12 +0100
    Everyone equal no poverty
  • Rob Cheree Ponsford
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-02 10:35:44 +0100
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me!
  • Rob Ponsford
    endorsed 2016-10-02 10:35:04 +0100
    As someone who has spent time the last time infact 18 months signing on and someone who has worked temp job after temp job to avoid signing on I am perhaps very well aware of the short comings that exist within the current system and Universal Credit is not going to help with this. My current job involves me working very closely with the Job Centre helping people with Digital Skills who don’t have them.

    I have seen now from both sides of the coin from being a claimant to working closely with work coaches a good number who really want to help people but hands are tied by red tape and harsh sanction targets, to those advisors who don’t really care and just administer those they see. (Most Work Coaches Job description within the DWP is that of AO or Admin Officer)

    A basic income that could then allow job centres to actually become places of real help and support will really change the system we have, a basic income that will always be there will allow people to take a few hours here or there so that work is always an option, and so that more money is put into the local economy.

    I have hard consecutive government state how work is the thing to encourage yet there reforms have never made this possible, a basic income will do this, the ability to be able to take job here or there and not be at threat of loosing a home or having no money means not only will a basic income be real welfare reform but also will reform our economy and put power in the hands of the employee, for employers those for example who use zero hours they will still get the casual work force that they rely on but it is a workforce that will not need to rely on food banks or be trapped in poverty.
  • James Evans
    endorsed 2016-10-02 10:01:51 +0100
    Our welfare system is no longer fit for modern working patterns, it creates perverse incentives to lower hours and has become extremely complex. Whilst income is linked to employment each generation will find it increasingly difficult to secure meaningful full time work, we need to move away from humans completing mundane jobs that could be cheaply automated just to meet basic needs. A guaranteed income would unleash the potential of our citizens to use their talents in voluntary work, to start up businesses – to create and innovate. Studies by RSA and others have shown that UBI would be affordable at a small increase in cost to current welfare spending, I believe this cost would bring a significant net gain to the UK economy by tapping into the economic potential of all those that are currently shackled to menial jobs they despise.
  • Gary McGrath
    endorsed 2016-10-01 13:56:57 +0100
    It makes complete sense
  • Neil Foss
    endorsed 2016-10-01 12:05:58 +0100
    I am unfit to work and scraping by on benefit. I am constantly harrassed by benefits regime, changing my benefits, changing the rules, changing the proceedures and threatened with sanctions.

    No one should have to live like this.
  • phillipa barker
    endorsed 2016-10-01 07:50:42 +0100
  • Michael Sienhold
    endorsed 2016-09-30 18:04:20 +0100
    It democratises self-determination options and revaluates work.
  • Beverley Johnson
    endorsed 2016-09-30 14:46:20 +0100
    With an increase in automation, life as we know it will change beyond our comprehension. Traditional manufacturing will be done by machines and only a few individuals will ‘work’; with their jobs eventually disappearing. The wealth generated by this shift, must be distributed in a fair and equal way. A Basic Income, gives everyone a share, no matter where they stand upon the social ladder, or what they are born into. A basic income gives fairness, and will hopefully one day rid society of Class & Social Stigmatisation.
  • Dr Mark Haydon-Laurelut
    endorsed 2016-09-30 13:58:33 +0100
  • Mihai Chira
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-29 13:08:32 +0100
    I've just endorsed Basic Income UK's statement. Check it out!
  • Mihai Chira
    endorsed 2016-09-29 13:03:49 +0100
    Then hopefully fear won’t be the main motivation for most of the work that’s done in society.
  • Ben Rogers
    endorsed 2016-09-29 08:53:21 +0100
    It’s a simplified system which benefits every citizen and would I believe give a massive boost to the economy and free citizens to be more creative and have more time for the important things in life. A 21st century system to serve us the people in the modern world.
  • jonathan jones
    endorsed 2016-09-28 20:05:04 +0100
  • Michael Smith
    endorsed 2016-09-28 08:09:08 +0100
    I believe it would increase workers bargaining power, create a fair and widely supported welfare system, improve the economy and widen access to higher/postgraduate/professional education.
  • Paul Mackman
    endorsed 2016-09-27 23:39:39 +0100
  • Jonathan Lambert
    endorsed 2016-09-27 17:28:53 +0100
  • Gerard Rolfe
    endorsed 2016-09-27 16:53:41 +0100
    It is a fair and dignified way to treat everyone, regardless of background or privilege.

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