• Stop reckless gambling firms
    The Gambling Commission, the industry regulator, has the power to remove operating licenses for serious failures but has not done so with a large company, preferring toothless, easily payable fines. Multi-billion-pound gambling operators see fines as a cost of business and can carry on without the need to change. But these failures are causing deaths, with up to 496 people taking their lives every year after becoming addicted to gambling. One Gamesys customer was recommended new games and promotions after losing £10,000. They've been fined just £6m for serious failures, despite their parent company Bally’s having an annual turnover of close to £2bn. The big gambling firms will never change their ways unless forced to. If they knew they could be shut down, they would be forced to behave better. It's time to let the Gambling Commission know that they must revoke licenses for serious failures to help stop the deaths.
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  • Suffolk to allow pets to ride on buses
    This will bring well-being for people who cannot travel with their pets. Will bring more people to visit town Center and other places in and around Suffolk. Pets are FAMILY, not animals.
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    Created by James C
  • Force Credit Card Companies to Limit Pay-at-Pump Reserve Amounts and Reversal Period
    The current regulation is not fair and reasonable as the onus is then on the customer to have to raise the issue with the card issuer and/or then complain to the Financial Ombudsman. Once again a supposedly independent body takes the side of financial institutions.
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    Created by Kevin Lovelady
  • Urge Facebook to crack down on Online Scammers
    I have personally witnessed the devastating effects of online scams. Vulnerable people are often conned into spending hundreds of pounds. This not only results in financial loss, it undermines their confidence, damages their friendships and discourages them from using technology (potentially making them more isolated).
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    Created by James Robson
  • Don’t let Royal Mail slash delivery services
    Royal Mail want to reduce their deliveries from six days a week, to just THREE. And what’s worse, the regulator Ofcom might let them get away with it. Bosses claim the current model is “not sustainable”, despite dishing out £2 billion in dividends since 2013 and a £700,000 payout for their ex-CEO last year. We can’t let them get away with this! Royal Mail have been under fire for their poor performance recently, and going down to three days a week is only going to hurt us, the public, who rely on them. We could be waiting for vital letters about medical appointments and legal documents, just so Royal Mail can make bigger profits. It’s up to the Government to make the final decision, but the only way we’ll stop this is if we show the scale of public opposition to these plans. Royal Mail and Ofcom have had their say, but what’s missing is the voice of us, the public. We, the public, won’t accept a reduced service because Royal Mail won’t take the necessary steps to improve performance. They shouldn’t enjoy bigger profits at the expense of their service to the public.
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  • Make large multinationals lift the lid on their taxes
    The vast majority of multinational enterprises that operate in the UK refuse to disclose how much corporation tax they pay here or in any other country. Which means that we have no way of telling whether the likes of Amazon and Facebook are paying their fair share of taxes. What we need is a breakdown of exactly how much income, profit and tax is being generated – otherwise known as “public country-by-country reporting” (pCbCR). The more transparency we have, the less likely multinationals are to stash profits away in tax havens. Across the globe, 35% of multinational profits (US$1 trillion) are artificially shifted to tax havens each year, leading to a 10% reduction in corporate income tax revenue. Within this, the UK was found to suffer a staggering £64bn of profit shifting, leading to an estimated £12.5bn reduction in corporation tax revenues. A small, but growing, number of responsible enterprises voluntarily embrace the need for such transparency and say what they pay with pride - such as Fair Tax Mark accredited businesses. Furthermore, pCbCR will soon be mandatory for large multinationals operating across the European Union, with similar requirements recently announced in Australia also. It is now time for the UK to require similar action. Especially as in 2016, MPs from all sides of Parliament voted in support of such action being taken – although the Government has, to date, refused to enact legislation. So we say: don’t delay – it’s time to #ShowMeTheMoney and for all multinationals to lift the lid on the taxes they pay in the UK and around the world.
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  • Scrap the new Slack layout
    This will affect people's productivity because workers across the UK will be confused and upset.
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    Created by Grace de Blaca
  • Save The Cosy Coffee Corner!
    Mel and the team at The Cosy Coffee Corner have become an important and much loved part of the Bank community and are one of the few remaining independent coffee shops left in the City. Closure will not only mean that Mel will lose her life savings invested in the business but that her team will also lose their jobs. This doesn't need to happen.
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    Created by Nathan Modell
  • TikTok: Allow the UK to opt out of harmful content!
    Right now, users on TikTok, have harmful content promoted to them including videos related to self-harm and eating disorders. This is because the technology which decides what videos to show is designed to keep people hooked and people have no say in what they want to see. The EU has recently cracked down on TikTok, which means users will now be able to opt out from seeing personalised and potentially dangerous content if they wish. But Tiktok has said it has no plans to make the same option available to users in the UK leaving users, including children, across the country at risk of seeing addictive and inappropriate content. A huge petition to TikTok urging them to flick the switch and turn on this feature in the UK could be enough to convince them to do the right thing.
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  • Stop advertising gambling on your platforms
    Up to 1.4 million people are addicted to gambling in the UK and every day someone takes their life because of gambling. The gambling industry spends £1.5 billion on advertising and marketing every year and studies show a clear link between exposure to gambling advertising and increased gambling. But the Government’s recent gambling white paper took no action on gambling ads, allowing them to continue to swamp television and radio broadcasts as well as appear relentlessly across newspapers and the internet. In June, the Guardian newspaper decided to stop gambling advertising across all its platforms after concerns about “the pervasive nature of retargeted digital advertisements that trap a portion of sports fans in an addictive cycle.” We need other media outlets and their staff in the UK to step up and stop making money out of misery. We’re asking all UK broadcasters, newspapers and online media outlets, as well as well-known individuals and celebrities, to stop advertising harmful gambling products across all your platforms. It’s only a matter of time before gambling advertising is forbidden, history will look kindly on those that make the step voluntarily.
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    Created by Gambling with Lives
  • Regulate Artificial Intelligence Now
    In the last few months, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been in the headlines and making huge leaps forward. But with the emergence of AI comes risks. AI has already shown signs of bias, given out false information and could cause a huge number of job losses. And thousands of tech insiders have even called on the development to be paused. It’s so important we don’t waste time regulating AI like we have done with our gambling laws. The way people gamble now is unrecognisable since they were last updated in 2005. But thanks to campaigners and people all across the country, the gambling act is being changed by the government for the digital age. There’s no reason why new laws cannot be next on their list to ensure artificial intelligence is used correctly.
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  • Fix the chaos of breakout rooms in Google Meet
    Google generally produces elegant simple technology that's quickly adopted by the masses because it's easy to use. But OMG Google Meet's break out room function makes me want to pull my hair out. It is WILD that when splitting calls into breakout rooms it doesn't just split the people on the call into equal rooms, instead it also puts all the people who were ever invited to a call in a room treating them just like live attendees. It means that live attendees are scattered randomly between rooms on their own, or massively over subscribed rooms. What's more, as a host of a call you're constantly left floundering in front of a big group call as you wrestle with the bonkers user interface. We give you all of our data, the least you could do is give us some nice tools in exchange.
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