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

Jenna Travis
Nilhan Jayasinghe
Sarah Firth
wendy sayer
Karl Naylor
Gerard Shard
Magda McQueen
Virginia Moffatt
Sue Gates
Naomi Murphy
Frank Hankinson
Kedei Williams Albert
Helen Owen
Daniel Mermelstein
Marina Sokolova
Michael Skarratt
Lee Milne
Barry Staff
terence boughton
Ross Edgely
Clair Drummond
Andrew Harrison
Karen Edwards
Mike Veitch
Liam Bates
dean emson
Samantha Green
Cleo Goodman Citizen's Basic Income Network Scotland
maria green
1,695 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Jenna Travis
    endorsed 2019-02-24 21:51:43 +0000
    Being a, social worker for almost 10 years I have seen the current system in action, I cannot see how a basic income would cause any more problems but I can completely see how issue such as, homelessness, crime, poor mental health, domestic violence or example would be lowered significantly. This should be tried and tested and rolled out. It makes sense for a progressive society which values its citizens.
  • Nilhan Jayasinghe
    @nilhan tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-24 08:26:22 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=10197
  • Nilhan Jayasinghe
    endorsed via 2019-02-24 08:24:32 +0000
    Its a human right. We are a single oconnected organism. All the risky investments in innovation across all industries was through public taxes and institutions. We are owed trillions of dollars in dividends.
  • Sarah Firth
    endorsed via 2019-02-23 23:18:15 +0000
  • wendy sayer
    endorsed via 2019-02-23 17:39:45 +0000
  • Karl Naylor
    endorsed 2019-02-23 16:40:27 +0000
  • Gerard Shard
    endorsed 2019-02-23 15:15:51 +0000
    To reintroduce dignity
  • Magda McQueen
    endorsed via 2019-02-23 15:01:13 +0000
    Conditionality kills people in many ways, including literally.
  • Virginia Moffatt
    endorsed via 2019-02-23 13:46:09 +0000
  • Sue Gates
    endorsed 2019-02-23 10:15:44 +0000
  • Naomi Murphy
    endorsed 2019-02-22 23:12:03 +0000
    UBI would reduce inequality and the stigma of poverty; it’s more cost effective than welfare and is associated with an increase in employment, well-being, productivity, creativity.
  • Frank Hankinson
    endorsed 2019-02-21 20:11:45 +0000
    Because it’s impossible to get a mortgage or become a tenant without a substantial basic income.
  • Kedei Williams Albert
    endorsed 2019-02-21 14:59:04 +0000
  • Helen Owen
    endorsed 2019-02-21 13:46:07 +0000
  • Daniel Mermelstein
    endorsed 2019-02-21 11:35:13 +0000
  • Marina Sokolova
    endorsed 2019-02-21 10:02:09 +0000
    Basic income will make people braver to try a bigger variety of jobs which might not work out; it will also empower single mothers to get married to their partners without fears of losing benefits do to means testing.
  • Michael Skarratt
    endorsed 2019-02-21 07:04:06 +0000
    I have been out of work for 2 years having worked and paid taxes for over 40 years. I receive zero benefits because I have a pension of £670 to live on. This, according to Her Majesty’s Government, is enough to live on. It is the equivalent of earning £4.66 per hour – this is not only a financial impossibility but is a source of real stress for my family
  • Lee Milne
    endorsed 2019-02-21 01:05:32 +0000
    Fairer system for all lower paid workers
  • Barry Staff
    endorsed 2019-02-20 22:21:06 +0000
    Enough of the present failures!
  • terence boughton
    endorsed 2019-02-20 00:25:02 +0000
    To make society more equal and end end child poverty
  • Ross Edgely
    endorsed 2019-02-19 15:54:38 +0000
    To support a level playing field for the entire nation. For far too long a complex system has favoured the few and tax payers money should be spent back on tax payers
  • Clair Drummond
    endorsed 2019-02-18 20:30:43 +0000
  • Andrew Harrison
    endorsed 2019-02-18 20:15:41 +0000
    It’s clear to me that this will remove layer’s of beaurcrecy and give people a stable base to launch self development and become there best thus contributing more to Society.
  • Karen Edwards
    endorsed 2019-02-18 18:47:50 +0000
    I saw the programme on universal credit and it made me cry
  • Mike Veitch
    endorsed via 2019-02-18 13:53:40 +0000
  • Liam Bates
    endorsed via 2019-02-18 13:45:19 +0000
    The benefits are clear.
  • dean emson
    endorsed 2019-02-17 19:37:04 +0000
    Automation replacing jobs. We need to make technology work for us. People will spend more. The cost of welfare and the administration of welfare would no longer be needed
  • Samantha Green
    endorsed 2019-02-17 16:23:26 +0000
  • Cleo Goodman
    Citizen's Basic Income Network Scotland endorsed 2019-02-17 16:18:50 +0000
    Because it costs money to exist in our societies and to deny people a base level of income robs them of their ability to thrive and, for the most vulnerable, to survive
  • maria green
    endorsed 2019-02-17 16:09:20 +0000

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