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

Stephanie Green
Mursheda Noor
Jane Carlton
Carlos Arias
Mikayla Jones
Mark Hooper Indycube CBS
Jacob Richardson
Hector Dearman
Sam Szreter
Wiktoria Pudlo
Wiktoria Pudlo
Jason Abbott
Mike Messiter
Luke Harper
Joe Whelan
Yan Fyodorov
Robbie Pyle
Karen Wall
Benet Brandreth
Joe Salmon
Mike Robinson
Daniel Patton
Alastair Pursloe
elvis crnogorac
Evan Jones
Deborah Menadue
Daniel Lewis 1992
John Robbertson
1,695 endorsements
5,000 endorsements

Will you endorse?

  • Stephanie Green
    endorsed 2019-02-17 16:03:31 +0000
    Because I don’t see a future for my children and I have seen the massive inhumane things this current system has got people into and it’s wrong extremely wrong!! Nobody should scavage through bins for there next meal! Or die due to having no gas supply!
  • Mursheda Noor
    endorsed 2019-02-16 20:50:54 +0000
    We need this for security and peace of mind to meet basic needs.
  • Jane Carlton
    endorsed 2019-02-16 10:53:10 +0000
    To simplify the benefit system, save money by reducing bureaucracy and help those working on low incomes.
  • Carlos Arias
    endorsed 2019-02-16 07:26:52 +0000
  • Mikayla Jones
    endorsed via 2019-02-16 00:23:04 +0000
  • Mark Hooper
    Indycube CBS endorsed 2019-02-15 22:41:04 +0000
    Basic income will become a necessity. We can find that out the hard way, or start learning & implementing now.
  • Jacob Richardson
    endorsed 2019-02-15 22:28:46 +0000
  • Hector Dearman
    endorsed via 2019-02-15 18:12:13 +0000
  • Sam Szreter
    endorsed 2019-02-15 17:35:58 +0000
  • Wiktoria Pudlo
    endorsed 2019-02-15 02:34:34 +0000
    Try something better and open a bussiness.
  • Wiktoria Pudlo
    endorsed 2019-02-15 02:34:33 +0000
    Try something better and open a bussiness.
  • Jason Abbott
    endorsed 2019-02-14 21:55:31 +0000
  • Mike Messiter
    endorsed 2019-02-14 21:09:53 +0000
  • Luke Harper
    endorsed 2019-02-14 19:42:21 +0000
    I believe in it.
  • Joe Whelan
    endorsed 2019-02-14 18:34:49 +0000
  • Yan Fyodorov
    endorsed 2019-02-14 18:21:37 +0000
  • Robbie Pyle
    endorsed 2019-02-14 07:35:25 +0000
  • Karen Wall
    endorsed 2019-02-13 18:56:05 +0000
    1) Claiming ill-health benefits is so stressful that it causes many claimants’ health to deteriorate further.

    2) Under the current benefits system some people who are unable to work are not entitled to any benefit because their spouse/partner is working. Not having any money of their own can lead to low self esteem and can also trap people in abusive relationships.
  • Benet Brandreth
    endorsed 2019-02-13 18:38:45 +0000
    It’s important that we recognise the role of luck in life and remove the idea that support from society should be based on historic conceptions of “deserving”. If you like capitalism and think the market effective then you need to recognise that their efficiencies and effectiveness come at a price to some individuals and CBI is a way of ameliorating that price. If you want to promote debate about the role the State and the individual have – then for all these reasons you should support CBI.
  • Joe Salmon
    endorsed 2019-02-13 12:42:11 +0000
  • Mike Robinson
    endorsed 2019-02-13 11:34:25 +0000
    Will be a necessity in the future due to possible automation of work in the future by A.I. tax.
  • Daniel Patton
    endorsed 2019-02-12 22:06:33 +0000
    It just makes sense.
  • Alastair Pursloe
    endorsed 2019-02-12 20:50:18 +0000
  • S F
    endorsed 2019-02-12 19:02:42 +0000
    Makes economic sense, but should have an opt out for those earning enough. The opt out should be public knowledge so that those with enough earnings not opting out are known
  • elvis crnogorac
    endorsed 2019-02-12 15:27:05 +0000
    Because somebody made the decision to bring us into this world, now we deserve better!
  • Evan Jones
    endorsed 2019-02-11 18:58:34 +0000
  • Deborah Menadue
    endorsed 2019-02-11 10:54:59 +0000
    I believe it makes economic sense and gets people out of trap of welfare. That it is for all and so avoids the them and us rhetoric
  • daniel lewis
    @Dlewis99Lewis tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-10 22:47:27 +0000
    I'm endorsing Basic Income UK's statement. Please join me! https://www.basicincome.org.uk/?recruiter_id=10029
  • Daniel Lewis
    1992 endorsed 2019-02-10 22:47:08 +0000
    As I’m the prime minister of the labour party I think universal basic income sounds great to me and that means the people who has got learning disabilities a bit like me
  • John Robbertson
    endorsed 2019-02-10 21:25:24 +0000

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