• Abolish All Early Exit Fees When Switching Any Utility
    Due to Pandemic! Many People now using internet for Switching Energy, Broadband, Mobile Phone Contracts! It would be very helpful to abolish all early exit fee's so people can secure best deals during these times of hardship.
    4 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Warren Sneddon
  • Stop Barclays Bank closing their Brentford branch in June 2021
    The closure would be a devastating blow and it would leave our community with neither a bank nor a post office. The nearest Barclays branches, and branches of any other bank, would be at Ealing Broadway, Hounslow High Street, Chiswick High Road, and Richmond town centre. Many in our community, including the most vulnerable, have no access to online banking facilities and they would find it very difficult indeed to conduct their affairs at other bank branches. During the current Covid crisis it is particularly inappropriate to require customers to travel considerable distances, often by public transport. In recent years, Brentford has experienced very considerable increases in population and this growth will accelerate in the coming few years. We would suggest that the imminent closure of this branch is entirely inappropriate and may, in the fullness of time, be regarded as a very poor business decision
    466 of 500 Signatures
    Created by Jim Storrar
  • Extend the Freedom of Information Act to companies awarded government contracts
    The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act is essential to holding the government accountable. But it’s being undermined by a major loophole: it doesn’t apply to government contractors. Since the Act was passed, outsourcing has vastly expanded. Government now spends £292bn a year buying goods and services – more than a third of all public expenditure. Private companies like Serco, G4S and Capita receive millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money, but because they’re not subject to FOI we can’t properly hold them to account. During the pandemic £10.5bn of government contracts were awarded without competitive tender and hundreds of millions was spent on “potentially unsuitable” PPE according to the National Audit Office, the spending watchdog. It also found that suppliers with political connections were 10 times more likely to receive government contracts. Access to contractor-held information depends on the public authority and contractor agreeing to it in the contract – a totally unacceptable situation that allows vital information to be withheld from the public. We think the FOI Act should be extended to cover all contractor-held information via an FOI request to the public authority. Major contractors should be required to answer requests directly. Support for bringing contractors under FOI has come from: - The Information Commissioner, who enforces the FOI Act. - The House of Commons Public Administration & Constitutional Affairs Committee - The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee - The Committee on Standards in Public Life - The government appointed Independent Commission on Freedom of Information - The UK Anti-Corruption Coalition, which brings together 18 of the UK’s leading anti-corruption organisations - The Open Government Network of civil society organisations Will you sign the petition urging Boris Johnson to extend FOI so we can hold companies with contracts paid for by the taxpayer to account?
    69,815 of 75,000 Signatures
  • Elemis stop allowing your products to be tested on animals
    Testing on animals for cosmetic purposes is cruel and barbaric in 2021. It must be stopped. Greed should not win.
    11 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Lindsey Dor
  • British Airways To Resume Its Direct Flights To Dhaka-London 10 Years Of Lobbying
    I believe it will be a next level of 21st century British Airways, business. innervation and viable, profit margin, for the airline and the brand. it is a huge demand that in the very new future to operate flights direct to Sylhet via Dhaka of long term business plan, that British Airways needs to take on board of account and consider the great potentials'.
    20 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Salim Azam Chy
  • Low letter box back breakers
    Working as a post person for close to twenty year . I have frequently seen and heard of colleagues with back problems . They have eventually ended up retiring early on medical grounds. We walk around ten mile per day and deliver to between 500- 1000 doors a day. Depending on the housing areas. The new builds of housing estates are adding front doors that are inches off the floor. The new brushes behind the letter boxes make it harder to post anything through. This may sound trivial to most but it is quite serious to the people who are dealing with this on a daily basses . This petition is to stop new doors being manufactured with low letter boxes .
    9 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Lee Hickson
  • Make Chartwells pay back the profit they took for free school meals.
    Free school meals funding should be for the families and children who need it. Not for a company to profit from.
    14 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Harry Nova
  • Modify the mini BT TV YouView box
    I believe that the BT TV YouView box could do with some modifications.
    6 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Peter Glass Picture
  • One Direction to reunite
    Because they were so amazing and an incredible band who everyone misses soooo much and we needed their entertainment and music in lockdown.
    2 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Isabel Barnett
  • RAC - Catalytic converter theft
    What to currently expect from the RAC if your catalytic convertor is potentially stollen.....I received a call from my elderly neighbour last night. She had interrupted a man who appeared to be tampering with her car. She was very shaken as the suspect had come onto her property and she had disturbed him. We called the police who took some details and advised that it could be that the suspect was looking to or had stolen the car's catalytic convertor. In other circumstances I may have investigated any damage further myself but faced with a petrified Margaret, and myself having no experience of mechanics or car maintenance and the dark of night I instead called the RAC. Although my neighbour has full RAC cover (Rescue, At Home , Relay, Key Cover...) they would not attend under their membership terms. Instead, they informed me that they would send a patrol at a cost of approximately £130 (payable to the patrol) and if vandalism or theft was confirmed on inspection no further assistance would be given. There have been so many thefts and attempted attempted thefts of these devices recently. This crime could happen to you and as a member of the RAC 'a complete breakdown service' will not help you even to the nearest garage or check your vehicle for safety. For all the people out there like my neighbour, please help me. Please sign my petition to lobby the RAC to show a little love and kindness, change their policy and include potential catalytic convertor theft as attendable within their membership terms. Thank you
    70 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Terri Rabson
  • Stop Google passing on the 2% Digital Tax to their advertisers
    This move will increase advertises costs at a time when small businesses are closing down and receiving little help from the government. The livelihood of small business owners is being eroded by large conglomerates like Google and Amazon.
    5 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Dennis Armstrong
  • Flying start in caerleon
    not one person up here is entitled to flying start as it’s not in the area, I have lived here for many years and there are a lot of family’s who this support would really help including myself, without flying start I would have to wait until my daughter is 3/4 to put her in nursery and she’s able to start flying start playgroup at the age of 2? We have a brand new build primary school around the corner also the only nice part of where we live. Over the years I see that this change would really help a lot of family’s that can’t afford normal nursery they offer in the village as the prices are just ridiculous, we see a lot of other kids starting there flying start playgroup my oldest daughter being one attended a flying start playgroup in alway. She’s now in full time education but I know that the flying start helped introduce her to new situation, faces, people and things. Which it’s sad to see that a lot of children up here are not going to experience that and I personally think that is going to make a big difference when it comes to then having to go to school and not wanting to as it’s all new to them. It should be brought in at a young age, as of now all these kids are used to seeing is family members and neighbours which I just don’t thinks fair. If by 2 they all go to a playgroup, by 3 they are going to do everything we would love them to. Meet new people, new places, new situations so when it’s actually school time for them there’s no problems. It would also be important to me that parents that don’t have any family around or help at hand that they get there break.
    43 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Jessica Johnson