Prevent/deter the buying and reselling of goods/services at inflated prices.
Current Signatures: 17,698
Estimated Final Signatures: 33,760 (c. 173 added daily)
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.
Support Boarding Kennels and Catteries
Current Signatures: 26,814
Estimated Final Signatures: 45,126 (c. 235 added daily)
We ask that Boarding Kennels and Catteries are recognized as directly and severely suffering from the impact of the Covid travel restrictions and be given access to support in the same way as the travel and hospitality industries.
Extend paid maternity leave by at least four months
Current Signatures: 56,376
Estimated Final Signatures: 83,187 (c. 440 added daily)
The Government should give anyone who is on maternity leave the right to at least four months additional leave, at full pay, because of the impact Covid-19 has had on new mothers and their children.
Create a Minister for Hospitality in the UK Government
Current Signatures: 209,723
Estimated Final Signatures: 244,922 (c. 1,260 added daily)
The UK hospitality industry. Responsible for around 3m jobs, generating £130bn in activity, resulting in £38bn in taxation. Yet, unlike the Arts or Sports, we do not have a dedicated Minister.
We are asking that a Minister for Hospitality be created for the current, and successive governments.
Establish a peoples scientific and medical panelFinal Signatures: 12,290
I call upon the Government to establish a peoples scientific and medical panel to scrutinise the scientific and medical advice that is given to the Government. This panel will contain bona fide, qualified medical and scientific professionals and will be selected by the people.
Declare “Tested on Animals” on packaging for any product tested on animalsFinal Signatures: 14,615
At present, if a product is NOT tested on animals it is often shown on the packaging. The consumer has to actively research products that do not display this information. Every product (cosmetics/cleaning products) should have to declare that this product is tested on animals.
The government to allow the opening of nightclubs.Final Signatures: 12,161
We want the government to change its decision and allow nightclubs across the UK to reopen. This is because people rely on these facilities as an escape as such to help cope mentally.
Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue CapacityFinal Signatures: 113,401
Weddings take months and even years of intricate planning. Myself and many others believe the maximum number of guests authorised at wedding ceremonies should be increased. The number of guests permitted at weddings should be calculated according to venue capacity.
Make Anti-Racism training mandatory in all UK workplacesFinal Signatures: 12,569
I want the government to make Anti-Racism training mandatory in all UK workplaces. To make companies implement this training into their inductions and to make employees take part in the training on a regular basis, to ensure that the training stays relevant.
Allow Salons and Tattoo parlors to open at same time as hairdressersFinal Signatures: 61,486
We would like all Beauty salons, Aesthetic Clinics, Semi Permanent Makeup Salons and Tattoo Parlours to be placed in the same category as hair salons when considering who can open in the next phase of Covid-19 recovery strategy.
Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays OnlyFinal Signatures: 301,604
Current legislation allows for public use of fireworks 16 hours a day, every day, making it impossible for vulnerable groups to take precautions against the distress they can cause. Better enforcement of existing law is insufficient; limiting their sale & use to licensed displays only is necessary.
Reopen salons during lockdown with measures in place to practice safe services.Final Signatures: 19,726
Salons not only provide a wanted service by the general public, they are also an essential requirement to aid good mental health for a lot of people.
With gloves, masks, Visors, hand sanitizer, hand washing, Disposable gowns & aprons. These services can be practiced safely with little risk.
Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19Final Signatures: 238,884
In light of the recent outbreak and lock down, those on maternity leave should be given 3 extra months paid leave, at least. This time is for bonding and social engaging with other parents and babies through baby groups which are vital for development and now everything has been cancelled.
Stop the Building of the Nuclear Power Plan at Bradwell on SeaFinal Signatures: 11,506
There is a proposal to build a new nuclear power plant at Bradwell on Sea. I request the Government to stop this process and protect the small village that will be devastated by this development.
Encourage lenders, landlords and utilities to freeze payments during lockdownFinal Signatures: 126,934
If the country is locked down during a pandemic, the government should work with mortgage providers, landlords and utility companies to freeze rent, mortgage and utility bill payments.
All venues that hold firework displays to be licencedFinal Signatures: 67,185
FIREWORKS SCARE ANIMALS TO DEATH
The Shetland Pony Welfare Trust is a small Registered Charity and has for a number of years been suffering from the effects of Fireworks being set off only a few yards from its sanctuary, of rescued horses and ponies.
Thousands of pet owners have similar issues
Ban fireworks for general sale to the public.Final Signatures: 305,579
Every year more and more people, animals and wildlife get hurt by fireworks. It’s time something was fine to stop this. There are enough organised firework groups around for us to still enjoy fireworks safely so please help me stop the needless sale of them to the public!
Consult with focus groups of young people when creating climate change policyFinal Signatures: 11,923
Adults are responsible for the climate change we are experiencing. They can also make the decisions that will improve or worsen the situation.
Under 18s cannot vote, but will be the ones most affected by these changes so their opinions should be taken into account before such decisions are made.
Provide Sirius minerals with full Loan Guarantee from HM treasury.Final Signatures: 12,002
Sirius minerals is currently building a multi billion pound fertilizer mine in Yorkshire which will boost exports and create thousands of jobs locally and nationally. the government as of today will not fully support this project with loan guarantees.
Ban energy-wasting open fridges and freezers in all retail outletsFinal Signatures: 49,272
Retailers in the United Kingdom unnecessarily waste huge amounts of energy on open fridges and freezers. Climate change threatens our planet. If all supermarkets had doors on their fridges and freezers it would save energy the equivalent of the entire residential population of Poland
Install microplastic filters on new washing machines as standardFinal Signatures: 17,579
Each machine wash can shed up to 700,000 microplastics into our ecosystem. Microplastics are now in our rivers and oceans, our fish, our salt, our food chain - and yes - our poos! 91% of marine particles and 92% of freshwater particles are microplastics. We need to stem the flow at the source.
£15ph National minimum wage for hgv drivers to be made compulsoryFinal Signatures: 13,194
£15ph National minimum wage for hgv drivers should be made compulsory.
It’s came to my attention that minimum wage has risen for UK workers but HGV drivers wages are still far too low.
If minimum wage for HGV drivers was set at £15, you would see that the driver shortage would end
Establish a national day commemorating the significance of 15th August 1945.Final Signatures: 17,627
Thousands of servicemen were held as Far East prisoners of war from 1941-1945, caught up in a conflict that endured long after the celebrations for VE Day. The contribution of those who had the misfortune to be held as pows, many of whom did not survive, deserves to be remembered nationally.
Strengthen workers' rights to tackle in-work poverty.Final Signatures: 50,499
The Government should implement the following improvements to workers' rights:
• A minimum wage of £10 for all workers
• A minimum contract of 16 hours per week for everyone who wants it
• A contract based on an individual’s normal hours of work
• A ban on zero hours contracts
Set up Independent Pricing Watchdog to Stop Excessive Prices at the Fuel PumpsFinal Signatures: 15,566
When oil prices change, UK drivers have absolutely no idea what they will pay at the pumps. It is never ever the same! There is no consistency, logic or clarity to the way prices are calculated. If gas, electricity, water & telecoms get pricing bodies, why not motorists too? We need ‘PumpWatch’.