Open Petiton

Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19

Current Signatures: 234,792
Estimated Final Signatures: 367,848 (c. 1,725 added daily)

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.

closed Petiton (closed April 2019)

Ban the sale of fireworks to the public. Displays for licenced venues only.

Final Signatures: 307,897

Every year fireworks are set off unnecessarily.
Fireworks are a nuisance to the public. They scare animals, young children and people with a phobia.
They injure thousands of people every year.
They cause damage to buildings, vehicles,emergancy vehicles etc.
Lastly Kids are STILL being sold them.

closed Petiton (closed November 2019)

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!

closed Petiton (closed December 2018)

If England win the world cup, the Monday should be made a bank holiday for 2018

Final Signatures: 237,396

We need this for all those supporting England as the next day will not be pleasant for all fans

Open Petiton

Encourage lenders, landlords and utilities to freeze payments during lockdown

Current Signatures: 126,406
Estimated Final Signatures: 167,345 (c. 884 added daily)

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.

Open Petiton

Allow Salons and Tattoo parlors to open at same time as hairdressers

Current Signatures: 61,159
Estimated Final Signatures: 166,247 (c. 734 added daily)

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.

closed Petiton (closed April 2018)

Change the laws governing the use of fireworks to include a ban on public use

Final Signatures: 113,284

Fireworks cause alarm, distress and anxiety to many people and animals. We call on the Secretary of State to make appropriate provision to secure that the risk of public use is the MINIMUM that is compatible with fireworks being used, as stated in Fireworks Act 2003 sect 2.

closed Petiton (closed November 2018)

Public Holiday on Muslims religious occasions in the UK(Eid ul Fitr&Eid ul Adha)

Final Signatures: 52,451

Public Holiday on Muslims special two religious occasions in a year: 1. Eid ul-Fitr and 2. Eid ul-Adha. This will give an opportunity for Muslim families to get together and share happiness with other religious communities. It is very important for Muslims to celebrate EID.

closed Petiton (closed June 2019)

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

closed Petiton (closed November 2019)

Ban energy-wasting open fridges and freezers in all retail outlets

Final 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

Open Petiton

Reopen salons during lockdown with measures in place to practice safe services.

Current Signatures: 19,174
Estimated Final Signatures: 43,469 (c. 209 added daily)

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.

closed Petiton (closed March 2019)

Repeal the EU Copyright Directive, when the UK leaves the EU.

Final Signatures: 28,588

The EU has just passed, Articles 11 and 13 of the EU Copyright Directive. This could damage and threaten people's right to freedom of speech and expression online, fair use and censor political and peaceful conversation. This should be repealed from UK law on the UK's exit from the EU.

closed Petiton (closed January 2019)

Declare a Climate Emergency, end fossil fuel use and build community resilience.

Final Signatures: 26,073

The current wave of extreme weather around the globe and in Britain indicates that the climate emergency predicted by our scientists is now here. We must prepare for community resilience in the face of climate impacts and take urgent steps to limit warming and reverse temperatures to 1980s levels.

closed Petiton (closed March 2018)

Make Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) illegal in the UK

Final Signatures: 24,940

I and many others believe that hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking should be made illegal because of the effects on the environment and people's safety.

closed Petiton (closed January 2019)

Ban the use of fireworks unless it’s a controlled and / or organised event

Final Signatures: 22,459

Fireworks are great but can cause unnecessary harm to both humans and animals. Fireworks are being used all year round although amazing they should be used at controlled events. Pets are often very frightened by them. A local pet slipped his lead recently and sadly passed away due to being run over

closed Petiton (closed July 2019)

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.

closed Petiton (closed September 2019)

Install microplastic filters on new washing machines as standard

Final 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.

closed Petiton (closed June 2019)

Set up Independent Pricing Watchdog to Stop Excessive Prices at the Fuel Pumps

Final 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’.

Open Petiton

Stop the Building of the Nuclear Power Plan at Bradwell on Sea

Current Signatures: 11,304
Estimated Final Signatures: 15,395 (c. 80 added daily)

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.

closed Petiton (closed March 2019)

Stop Fracking in the UK

Final Signatures: 13,990

For years, communities have opposed fracking for environmental and health reasons which were dismissed as scaremongering.

closed Petiton (closed September 2019)

£15ph National minimum wage for hgv drivers to be made compulsory

Final 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

closed Petiton (closed November 2019)

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.

closed Petiton (closed November 2019)

Consult with focus groups of young people when creating climate change policy

Final 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.

closed Petiton (closed December 2018)

PublicHoliday on Hindus special two religious occasions in a year:Diwali&Dussera

Final Signatures: 11,853

This will give an opportunity for Hindu families to get together and share happiness with other religious communities. It is very important for Hindus to celebrate Diwali and also Diwali — Festival of Lights is a major holiday that is also celebrated by Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs.

closed Petiton (closed March 2019)

Create minimum wage for SIA holders to be paid £15 per hour.

Final Signatures: 11,217

How many SIA staff would like to be paid a minimum of £15 per hour?