Letter to the Prime Minister on UBI

285 politicians, campaigners, academics and civil society leaders have signed a letter to Rishi Sunak.

Coverage | 07.11.22

Basic Income is the key to a new kind of economy.

We need an economic system that makes sure everybody's needs are met.

We need an economic system that values the contribution every citizen makes, including carers, disabled people and all those who contribute to the life of the community without being paid.

We need an economic system that does not drive the climate crisis, consumerism, environmental breakdown and species extinction.

So, today 285 politicians, campaigners, academics and civil society leaders have written to the Prime Minister calling on him to put in place a Universal Basic Income to protect UK households from future crises. 

The letter has been signed by elected representatives at all levels of government and from all four nations. It includes representatives from Labour, the Lib Dems, the Greens, Alliance, Plaid Cymru and the SNP, as well as academics from many disciplines and research areas, and a broad range of civil society organisations and campaign leaders.

You can read the letter and add your signature at:


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Dr Simon Duffy, President of Citizen Network said:

“This is an important letter which demonstrates the depth and range of the growing movement for basic income. I am proud that the UBI Lab Network and our partners at the Basic Income Conversation have been able to support the Cross Party Parliamentary and Local Government Group on Universal Basic Income. People from all over the political system and society are beginning to realise the old economic model is broken and harmful. As campaigners and activists we are becoming increasingly effective at getting this message across and this letter marks an important milestone.”

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