United Kingdom: The Center for Welfare Reform publishes statement of support
The Centre for Welfare Reform, a citizen think tank formed in 2009 and based in Sheffield, has published a statment in support of basic income. It can be read in this kind of manifesto:
Over the past few decades there have been successful pilots of UBI in many other countries and there’s growing grassroots support for testing the idea and for exploring many of the practical questions that need to be resolved to make UBI work for everyone. In our view, now is the time to pilot UBI in the United Kingdom.
Signing this community support for basic income and its experimentation on British soil are, among others, longtime basic income advocates and researchers, such as Jamie Cooke, Jurgen De Wispelaere, Malcolm Henry, Becca Kirkpatrick, Barb Jacobson and Guy Standing.