Waive the January 2021 tax bill for those who have been excluded from the SEISS
Current Signatures: 11,946
Estimated Final Signatures: 36,068 (c. 196 added daily)
The Government have seemed unwilling to revisit the criteria of the SEISS. According to their own statistics 1.6 million people have received nothing since March 2020. Those people have struggled, unaided, to survive and are now being faced with a bill from the Government. Waive this bill for them.
Keep tax-free sales at airports and the VAT Retail Export Scheme
Current Signatures: 12,603
Estimated Final Signatures: 18,496 (c. 97 added daily)
The government has decided to remove the airside extra-statutory concession for tax free sales at airports and withdraw the VAT Retail Export Scheme for international visitors. Sign the petition to reverse the decision!
Reduce VAT to 5% for the Hair & Beauty Industry inline with Hospitality.
Current Signatures: 28,049
Estimated Final Signatures: 38,873 (c. 206 added daily)
The Hair and Beauty industry was closed inline with hospitality. Hospitality are receiving a benefit as a result of being closed due to COVID however the Hair & Beauty industry was effected the same but received no benefit, in return the Hair & Beauty industry are now operating at 50% capacity.
Delay implementation of IR35 legislation reform until COVID-19 is resolved
Current Signatures: 20,511
Estimated Final Signatures: 25,436 (c. 135 added daily)
Freelancers play a vital role in the UK economy and are the changing face of work. This petition requests the Government to delay the implementation of the upcoming IR35 legislation until COVID-19 is eradicated and the economy recovers to a level where such a change can be better addressed by all.
Extend the Stamp Duty Holiday for an additional 6 months after 31st March 2021
Current Signatures: 150,664
Estimated Final Signatures: 179,089 (c. 876 added daily)
Extending the Stamp Duty Holiday for an additional 6 months will assist many buyers who are looking to move to a property that they will not be able to afford otherwise.
This will help to stabilise the housing market
Extend furlough beyond October for the travel industry.
Current Signatures: 51,499
Estimated Final Signatures: 52,141 (c. 270 added daily)
Consider extending the furlough scheme for those industries still being affected. The travel industry for example is still directly affected by decisions the government is making in regard to travel restrictions and quarantine which is preventing us from trading properly.
Reverse the change to Small Brewers Relief.Final Signatures: 51,609
The Treasury has announced changes to Small Brewers Relief (SBR) – the progressive tax system that has revolutionised UK brewing. These changes will reduce the 50% duty threshold from 5,000hl to 2,100hl: small breweries will have to pay more duty, whilst larger breweries could pay the same or less.
Extend the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme to SeptemberFinal Signatures: 14,462
Extend the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme to September to give restaurants and cafes financial stability prior to a potential second wave of COVID-19 causing local/national lockdowns.
Extend furlough scheme for the UK Aviation sector to help stop redundanciesFinal Signatures: 39,113
We call on the Government to intervene and provide support to the UK Aviation Industry by increasing the furlough period as per other European countries. If Government support has been provided, any form of agreement should caveat that future dividend pay outs be paused until recovery is ensured.
Extend the furlough scheme for high-risk people who can't safely return to work.Final Signatures: 23,051
We call on the Government to keep furlough going beyond August for those who are shielding or high-risk and cannot safely return to work. No one should have to choose between their job and their health.
Extend furlough scheme for theatre and live music industry.
Current Signatures: 42,292
Estimated Final Signatures: 43,705 (c. 172 added daily)
Extend the furlough, even at a reduced rate.
Save the technical crews before it’s to late.
Recognise period pants as a menstrual product so that they can be taxed fairlyFinal Signatures: 18,161
The Government announced there will be no period tax on women’s sanitary products from Jan 2021 but has failed to acknowledge reusable period pants as a menstrual product.
No public sector pay freezes for the next 5 yearsFinal Signatures: 10,714
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic our public sector workers have continued to provide service to the public despite the many difficulties, PPE being a prime example.
Our NHS and care home staff have gone above and beyond, do not cripple them or other public sector workers with pay increase freezes.
Do not enforce a compulsory quarantine on people arriving in the UKFinal Signatures: 13,147
Instead, the Government should focus on increasing testing capabilities, ensuring hospitals and care homes are well equipped, and helping businesses and individuals gradually resume their activities so the economy can start recovering.
One-off Grant To Be Paid To Anyone Who Has Not Benefited From A Covid-19 SchemeFinal Signatures: 55,188
Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on all aspects of our lives, not least financially. When the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, said, “no one will be left behind”, unfortunately this appears to have turned out not to be true.
Increase uniform tax reliefs, especially for healthcare staffFinal Signatures: 10,614
Workers in various industries can claim tax relief if they clean their work uniform or spend their own money repairing or replacing equipment they need to do their job. Tax reliefs range from £60-£1,022 a year, and for healthcare staff range from £80-£185 a year.
Extend the 12month 'giving notice' period for weddings postponed due to COVID-19Final Signatures: 17,242
Currently, you must hold your wedding ceremony within 12 months of ‘giving notice’.
Due to these unprecedented times, this period should be extended to take into account the impact COVID-19 has had on time frames.
Remove the 50% earnings barrier so all self employed workers to receive support.Final Signatures: 12,265
Anybody who submits a self assessed tax return should be entitled to government support. Even if this means a graduated level of support. We want the government to reconsider the qualifications for support and offer something even at a reduced rate.
Abolish Stamp Duty on all transactions during Corona Virus pandemicFinal Signatures: 11,390
I want the Government to abolish stamp duty immediately until the end of the Coronavirus Pandemic!
Change the Furlough Support Scheme to include new hires after 28th February.Final Signatures: 12,174
The government have released the furlough worker support scheme, but it disadvantages and discriminated against those who have just changed jobs or are due to start a new job in the very near future. This needs to be changed to be inclusive.
Coronavirus Support Package for Directors / Shareholders of small Limited Co's.Final Signatures: 101,093
Provide a COVID-19 Support Package in line with that offered to the Employed and Self-Employed.
Provide COVID19 income support for the newly self-employed, without HMRC recordsFinal Signatures: 17,972
I request COVID19 income support from the government, for the recently self employed with no HMRC records. On provision of legitimate proof of income. This hard working group should not be penalised for a career in its infancy.
Business Rate Relief to be extended to all small businesses in healthcare.Final Signatures: 10,780
To extend the business rate relief to all dental practices and medical and aesthetics clinics and any small business that’s in healthcare
Pay bonus to all key workersFinal Signatures: 10,945
I hope that the key workers are recognised and rewarded for their invaluable contribution on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak situation! They are working in such a demanding environment, risking their own and possibly their families health to keep us all safe.
Give all key workers a 100% tax and Nat. Ins. holiday through COVID-19 crisisFinal Signatures: 146,351
The government is helping private firms to protect jobs by paying up to 80% of staff wages through this crisis. If it can do this why can it not help key workers who will be putting themselves/their families at risk and working extra hard under extremely challenging and unprecedented circumstances.