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Open Petition since 5th March 2021

Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account. - 695,781 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 700,846 - 156 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 5th May 2021 (View Full Response)
The Online Safety legislation will address anonymous harmful activity. User ID verification for social media could disproportionately impact vulnerable users and interfere with freedom of expression.
Open Petition since 26th July 2021

Exempt dogs assessed by experts as safe from breed specific legislation - 55,123 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 642,569 - 3,347 added in the past 24hrs)

Amend the breed specific legislation to create a clause where by dogs that have been expertly assessed and found to be no more risk to the public than any other breed, to be exempted from breed specific legislation and allowed to live by the same laws as any other dog.


Open Petition since 14th May 2021

Introduce sanctions against Israel - 387,634 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 389,098 - 18 added in the past 24hrs)

The Government should introduce sanctions against Israel, including blocking all trade, and in particular arms.

Debate: This petition was debated in Westminster Hall on 14th June 2021

The Government responsed to this petition on 8th June 2021 (View Full Response)
The UK is firmly opposed to boycotts or sanctions against Israel. Our close and varied relationship means we are able to express clearly when we disagree.
Open Petition since 6th July 2021

Give the UK a Bank Holiday on Monday July 12th if England win Euro 2020 - 364,686 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 365,064 - 3 added in the past 24hrs)

England may be playing a European Championship Final at 8pm on Sunday 11th July. It would be beneficial and sensible to give the country the day off the next day if England win, in the form of an extra Bank Holiday Monday.

The Government responsed to this petition on 22nd July 2021 (View Full Response)
The Government would like to congratulate the England team on its sterling performance in the UEFA Euro 2020 Final. However, the Government has no plans for a bank holiday.
Open Petition since 24th February 2021

Outlaw discrimination against those who do not get a Covid-19 vaccination - 339,411 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 351,510 - 591 added in the past 24hrs)

The individual must remain sovereign over their own body, discrimination against those who cannot or will not be vaccinated against COVID is incompatible with a free democracy. The Government must take firm action to prevent 'vaccination passports' and discriminatory 'no jab, no job' policies.

The Government responsed to this petition on 29th April 2021 (View Full Response)
The Government believes that COVID-status certification could have a role to play in the reopening of society. We are considering carefully the equality and ethical concerns in an ongoing review.
Open Petition since 16th March 2021

Do not restrict our rights to peaceful protest. - 255,666 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 257,268 - 45 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 July 2021

Change the law to include laboratory animals in the Animal Welfare Act. - 51,143 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 241,846 - 1,125 added in the past 24hrs)

The Government needs to change the law so laboratory animals are included in the Animal Welfare Act. Laboratory animals are currently not protected by the Act and are therefore victims of 'unnecessary suffering' (see section 4 of the Act: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2006/45/section/4).


Open Petition since 12th April 2021

Ban Animal Testing - Fund, accept & promote alternatives to animal testing - 230,060 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 234,993 - 71 added in the past 24hrs)

We would like the Government to ban all animal testing UK, including for the development of cosmetics, household products and medicines. Alternatives need to be actively funded. Many products that are tested on animals end up not being suitable for humans. Animal testing is outmoded and should end.


Open Petition since 21st December 2020

Close schools in Tier 4 areas - 194,881 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 194,881 - 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 - 180,172 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 180,172 - 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 11th February 2021

Keep schools closed until May - 149,466 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 149,473 - 2 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.
Open Petition since 4th February 2021

Trigger Article 16. We want unfettered GB-NI Trade. - 144,623 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 144,624 - 3 added in the past 24hrs)

Her Majesty's Government must immediately remove any impediment or barrier to unfettered trade within the United Kingdom.

Scheduled Debate: This petition is scheduled to be debated on 22nd February 2021

The Government responsed to this petition on 22nd February 2021 (View Full Response)
The UK is working to address outstanding issues with the Protocol - putting the interests of the people of Northern Ireland first, and considering all avenues necessary to do so.
Open Petition since 13th May 2021

Introduce an Independent Regulator for Football in England by December 2021 - 142,798 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 143,001 - 2 added in the past 24hrs)

The Government should use the recently established fan led review of football to introduce an Independent Football Regulator in England to put fans back at the heart of our national game. This should happen by December 2021.

Debate: This petition was debated in Westminster Hall on 14th June 2021

The Government responsed to this petition on 7th June 2021 (View Full Response)
Football clubs are the heart of local communities and have a unique social value, which is why we are proceeding with our commitment to undertake a wide ranging, fan led review of football governance.
Open Petition since 26th April 2021

Make non-binary a legally recognised gender identity in the UK - 139,342 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 140,618 - 21 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.

The Government responsed to this petition on 20th May 2021 (View Full Response)
As set out in the response to the Gender Recognition Act consultation, there are no plans to make changes to the 2004 Act.
Open Petition since 7th June 2021

#Reggieslaw - Regulate online animal sales - 44,983 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 133,473 - 928 added in the past 24hrs)

Given how many animals are sold online, we want Government to introduce regulation of all websites where animals are sold. Websites should be required to verify the identity of all sellers, and for young animals for sale pictures with their parents be posted with all listings.

The Government responsed to this petition on 1st July 2021 (View Full Response)
The Government shares the public’s high regard for animal welfare. We endorse the Pet Advertising Advisory Group’s work and support their actions to improve the traceability of online vendors.