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Open Petition since 20th January 2021

Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports - 349,767 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 360,654 - 186 added in the past 24hrs)

We want the Government to commit to not rolling out any e-vaccination status/immunity passport to the British public. Such passports could be used to restrict the rights of people who have refused a Covid-19 vaccine, which would be unacceptable.

Debate: This petition was debated in Westminster Hall on 15th March 2021

The Government responsed to this petition on 3rd March 2021 (View Full Response)
The Government is reviewing whether COVID-status certificates could play a role in reopening parts of our economy, reducing restrictions on social contact and improving safety.
Open Petition since 7th May 2021

Cancel plans to commission a new Royal Yacht - 17,862 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 321,149 - 2,775 added in the past 24hrs)

The Government is considering commissioning a new Royal Yacht in the next few weeks. This petition asks that the Yacht not be commissioned.


Open Petition since 20th November 2020

Make dog theft a specific criminal offence - 309,410 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 314,830 - 811 added in the past 24hrs)

The Government should create a specific offence for dog theft, with 8 years minimum sentencing and a fine of at least £5,000. Dogs are like members of the family to many people and current laws do not reflect this. Dogs are a support network for so many, a family member, a lifeline.

The Government responsed to this petition on 20th January 2021 (View Full Response)
Current court sentencing guidelines for theft already take into account the emotional distress that theft of a family pet can have on owners, and already recommend higher penalties for such offences.
Open Petition since 22nd December 2020

Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists - 286,030 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 286,484 - 15 added in the past 24hrs)

We would like the UK Govt to negotiate a free cultural work permit that gives us visa free travel throughout the 27 EU states for music touring professionals, bands, musicians, artists, TV and sports celebrities that tour the EU to perform shows and events & Carnet exception for touring equipment.

Scheduled Debate: This petition is scheduled to be debated on 8th February 2021

The Government responsed to this petition on 14th January 2021 (View Full Response)
During our negotiations, we proposed measures to allow creative professionals to travel and perform in both the UK and EU, without needing work-permits. Unfortunately, the EU rejected these proposals.
Open Petition since 16th March 2021

Do not restrict our rights to peaceful protest. - 250,569 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 258,128 - 91 added in the past 24hrs)

The right to peaceful assembly and protest are fundamental principles of any democracy and the proposed part of this bill that gives the police new powers to tackle disruptive peaceful protests should be removed from The Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

Debate: This petition was debated in Westminster Hall on 26th April 2021

The Government responsed to this petition on 6th April 2021 (View Full Response)
The public order measures in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill do not erode the public’s right to protest; the Government will not be removing these measures from the Bill.
Open Petition since 20th January 2021

Open gyms first as we come out of lockdown & fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme - 229,876 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 229,973 - 3 added in the past 24hrs)

We want the government to recognise the importance of gyms, health clubs, leisure centres and swimming pools in empowering people to look after their health and stay fit and for them to open first as we come out of lockdown.

We're also calling for government to fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme.

Debate: This petition was debated in Westminster Hall on 22nd March 2021

The Government responsed to this petition on 16th March 2021 (View Full Response)
Sports & physical activity providers play a crucial role in supporting everyone to be active. We continue to work with our partners to encourage the usage of sports facilities when they open in April.
Open Petition since 21st April 2021

End all requirements to wear face coverings immediately - 66,113 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 209,603 - 893 added in the past 24hrs)

The Government should remove all mandates for face coverings in all public places, and advise all public authorities and businesses that this measure is no longer necessary.

The Government responsed to this petition on 11th May 2021 (View Full Response)
Everyone must continue to minimise the risk of further COVID-19 waves. The best way remains the wearing of face coverings together with regular hand-washing, social distancing and fresh air.
Open Petition since 21st December 2020

Close schools in Tier 4 areas - 194,822 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 194,883 - 2 added in the past 24hrs)

Schools can be a breeding ground for the spread of coronavirus. Children are mingling at schools and returning to families who are potentially vulnerable, keeping rates high.

It's only been since schools opened that infection rates have been high in Kent, and keeping them open may keep it high.

Debate: This petition was debated in Westminster Hall on 15th March 2021

The Government responsed to this petition on 21st January 2021 (View Full Response)
The Government has asked schools and Further Education colleges to restrict attendance from 5 January 2020 for most pupils and students. Early years settings will remain open to all.
Open Petition since 21st December 2020

Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown - 180,143 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 180,165 - 1 added in the past 24hrs)

Consider keeping gyms open during lockdown because so many people have mental health and stress and they need something to do to take their mind off it closing all fitness facilities can affect us pretty badly.

Debate: This petition was debated in Westminster Hall on 22nd March 2021

The Government responsed to this petition on 14th January 2021 (View Full Response)
Sports facilities are crucial for adults and children to stay active. That’s why we have continued to make sure that people can exercise throughout the national and local tiered restrictions.
Open Petition since 5th March 2021

Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account. - 172,744 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 175,152 - 21 added in the past 24hrs)

Make it a legal requirement when opening a new social media account, to provide a verified form of ID. Where the account belongs to a person under the age of 18 verify the account with the ID of a parent/guardian, to prevent anonymised harmful activity, providing traceability if an offence occurs.

The Government responsed to this petition on 24th March 2021 (View Full Response)
Being anonymous online does not give anyone the right to abuse others. The Government’s online harms legislation will address harmful online abuse, including when the perpetrator is anonymous.
Open Petition since 26th April 2021

Make non-binary a legally recognised gender identity in the UK - 135,024 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 174,457 - 238 added in the past 24hrs)

Have non binary be included as an option under the GRP (Gender Recognition Panel)/ GRC (Gender Recognition Certificate), in order to allow those identifying as non binary to be legally seen as their true gender identity. As well as having ‘Non-binary’ be seen as a valid transgender identity.


Open Petition since 31st March 2021

Scrap the Voter ID requirement introduced in the Election Integrity Bill - 63,455 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 171,904 - 31,702 added in the past 24hrs)

Starting it the 2023 Local Elections, the government plans to force every UK voter to present ID upon voting. This is a grave breach of the democratic process and will make it harder for those on lower incomes and people of colour to vote, as these groups are less likely to possess an official ID.


Open Petition since 29th December 2020

Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment - 157,727 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 157,787 - 3 added in the past 24hrs)

Cancel all standardise testing for year 11 and year 12 students in 2021. By replacing tests with smaller amounts of course work and teacher assessment, students would have a fair chance at achieving their target grades and it would relieve stress for teachers and students.

Debate: This petition was debated in Westminster Hall on 15th March 2021

The Government responsed to this petition on 26th January 2021 (View Full Response)
Students will not be asked to sit GCSE, AS and A level exams this summer as planned in light of the ongoing impact of the covid-19 pandemic.
Open Petition since 17th December 2020

Stop work on HS2 immediately and hold a new vote to repeal the legislation - 154,129 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 155,274 - 33 added in the past 24hrs)

We ask Parliament to repeal the High Speed Rail Bills, 2016 and 2019, as MPs voted on misleading environmental, financial and timetable information provided by the Dept of Transport and HS2 Ltd. It fails to address the conditions of the Paris Accord and costs have risen from £56bn to over £100bn.

The Government responsed to this petition on 14th January 2021 (View Full Response)
HS2 will provide essential North-South connectivity, greater capacity and shorter journey times. This railway will play a vital role in delivering the Government’s carbon net zero objectives.
Open Petition since 11th February 2021

Keep schools closed until May - 149,403 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 149,557 - 3 added in the past 24hrs)

Please don’t send students back until we know we have had the priority groups vaccinated such as the elderly, the extremely clinically vulnerable, and those with underlying health conditions.

Debate: This petition was debated in Westminster Hall on 15th March 2021

The Government responsed to this petition on 15th March 2021 (View Full Response)
With safety measures in schools, the success of vaccination rollout and decrease in infection rates and hospitalisations, the Government has decided that pupils can return to education from 8 March.