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Open Petition since 30th March 2021

Mandatory printing of car registration numbers on all Drive Thru packaging. - 59,018 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 59,941 - 21 added in the past 24hrs)

I would like to get all Drive Thru retailers to be required to print car registrations on all take away packaging. Hopefully, to cut down on the amount of litter that is blighting roadsides all over the country.

The Government responsed to this petition on 22nd April 2021 (View Full Response)
We do not think it would be cost-effective to require take-away food vendors to implement a vehicle registration number printing and tracing system for packaging.
Open Petition since 15th February 2021

Extend statutory bereavement leave to pregnancy loss before 24 weeks - 26,238 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 26,538 - 5 added in the past 24hrs)

Currently if you lose a baby after 24 weeks you are as a minimum entitled to statutory maternity leave. As these same rights aren’t afforded before 24 weeks 2 weeks full pay should be provided as an absolute minimum to parents who have suffered the death of a baby at any stage of pregnancy.

The Government responsed to this petition on 26th April 2021 (View Full Response)
The Government has no plans to extend Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay. We encourage employers to support women who have suffered a miscarriage and respond sensitively to each individual’s needs.
Open Petition since 10th December 2020

Prevent/deter the buying and reselling of goods/services at inflated prices. - 18,273 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 18,273 - 4 added in the past 24hrs)

I believe it to be an unfair and unjust practice that well funded groups/individuals can deplete the stock of a single item and make it unaffordable/unavailable to the average consumer. I believe the law around this practice needs to be reviewed and measures to prevent it need to be introduced.

The Government responsed to this petition on 23rd February 2021 (View Full Response)
Using automated software to buy more tickets than allowed by the retailer is prohibited, with unlimited fines for breaches. Government is discussing other markets with relevant trade associations.
Open Petition since 24th February 2021

Prohibit employers from requiring employees to have a Covid-19 vaccine - 16,148 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 16,522 - 13 added in the past 24hrs)

Make it unlawful for employers to mandate vaccination. Eg “no jab no job policies” there are reports some companies are considering.

The Government responsed to this petition on 29th April 2021 (View Full Response)
Organisations must ensure their practices are legal and do not unfairly discriminate against individuals. There may be limited high risk settings where requiring vaccination could be appropriate.
Open Petition since 5th March 2021

Ban fire and rehire employment tactics - 14,539 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 15,950 - 20 added in the past 24hrs)

For far too long, the UK has turned a blind eye to the use of fire and rehire in the workplace. This is when an employer fires a current employee, only to bring them back on worse terms and conditions, all in the name of cost cutting.

The Government responsed to this petition on 11th May 2021 (View Full Response)
Government has been concerned by reports of employers using fire and rehire inappropriately. We asked Acas to conduct an evidence-gathering exercise and will set out our next steps in due course.
Open Petition since 15th January 2021

A national holiday and day of remembrance for those lost in the COVID pandemic - 10,600 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 10,617 - 1 added in the past 24hrs)

I would like the Government to create a national holiday & day of remembrance for all the lives lost in the COVID pandemic. I propose this to be on the 23rd March as this is the date a national lockdown began in the UK.

The Government responsed to this petition on 7th June 2021 (View Full Response)
We are carefully considering the most appropriate way to remember those who have lost their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Government has no plans to create a bank holiday on 23rd March.
Open Petition since 23rd April 2021

Ban the use of umbrella companies in the construction industry - 6,543 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 7,059 - 4 added in the past 24hrs)

Umbrella companies must be banned as the care for workers is being further broken down amongst parties within the supply chain. This could help to ensure that employers continue to assume full responsibility for workers. This could also help to ensure that pay rates are inclusive of all deductions.

Open Petition since 23rd April 2021

Require supermarkets to donate food past its Sell-by-Date - 2,144 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 6,257 - 34 added in the past 24hrs)

Require supermarkets to donate food that is, instead of disposing of it, where it is still safe for consumption. This would enable charities to then distribute it to people in need.

Open Petition since 11th February 2021

Ban the sale of cheap polystyrene bodyboards - 5,980 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 6,204 - 4 added in the past 24hrs)

According to the Keep Britain Tidy report, over 16,000 cheap polystyrene bodyboards are discarded on UK beaches annually. These boards often snap and become unusable within minutes of use. When discarded, polystyrene crumbles into small white polystyrene balls, threatening our natural environment.

Open Petition since 10th May 2021

Enforce more regulation and transparency for MLM companies in the U.K. - 3,739 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 6,049 - 66 added in the past 24hrs)

Multi-Level Marketing companies are significantly unregulated in the UK with many people signing up under false pretences.

- Require all MLMs to release annual income disclosure statements
- Ban mandatory sign up fees
- Require all MLMs to guarantee commission-only distributors a living wage

Open Petition since 6th May 2021

Implement BEIS Select Committee recommendation on Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme - 3,996 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 5,385 - 20 added in the past 24hrs)

The Government should reform the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme set up in 1994 following the privatisation of the coal industry, so that pensioners receive an immediate uplift, and the scheme is revised so Government is only entitled to a share of surpluses if the Scheme falls into deficit.

Open Petition since 11th February 2021

Enhance maternity leave to be at full pay for 6 months - 4,647 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 4,871 - 4 added in the past 24hrs)

The government plans to enhance maternity leave for cabinet ministers to be at full pay for 6 months, compared to current statutory maternity pay of 90% of pay for 6 weeks then £151.20 or 90% of average weekly earnings (whichever is lower) for 33 weeks. This should apply to all new mothers.

Open Petition since 26th March 2021

Support commercial tenants with a rent fund and levy on landlords - 4,649 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 4,693 - 2 added in the past 24hrs)

The Government should establish a fund for tenants whose landlords are offering no rent relief during closure from Coronavirus to comprise a 2/3 contribution towards rent, with a half of this (a third of total rent costs) funded through a levy on commercial landlords.

Open Petition since 9th November 2020

Stop the sale of fireworks to the general public. - 4,073 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 4,073 - 6 added in the past 24hrs)

Fireworks cause great anxiety to very many people and animals. Allow only specialist stockist to sell fireworks to a licensed organised firework event.

Open Petition since 9th February 2021

Delay ban on coal and increase funding for transition for those reliant on coal - 3,959 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 4,013 - 2 added in the past 24hrs)

1. Postpone the forthcoming coal ban for approximately 5 years.

2. Provide financial support packages to those reliant on coal the necessary funding required to change appliances or upgrade the ventilation systems to burn the smokeless alternatives safely and effectively.