• A fair deal for key-workers
    Over 7 million British people still work in critical and dangerous areas such as health and social care, the emergency services, food supply, local and national government, transport, police, army and education. Without these people, Britain could not function. Yet, millions are being paid very low wages and aren’t being provided the protective equipment they need to keep their families safe.
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    Created by David Murray
  • Self-Employed Income Support Scheme ending, but not the Furloughing scheme.
    Self-Employed are less likely to be able to continue working during the pandemic due to their type of work, whereas furloughed employees are able to seek alternative employment whilst they are furloughed from their normal jobs. This means that self-employed are much worse off, with no income whatsoever from the end of May.
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    Created by Brian Wright
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    Created by Kerry Mcwilliams
  • To make all unpaid carers Key Workers.
    Unpaid carers never have a day off also work more than 40 hours per week. We do it because we care.
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    Created by Chris Renforth
  • COVID-19 Grant Aid is Unfair if your Business is Run From Home
    There must be thousands of small businesses who have no need for premises and who run their businesses from home. They do not appear on the radar for either of the grants available to companies with premises. Small businesses of ALL SIZES contribute to employment and pay taxes in the same manner as companies with premises.
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    Created by John Baker
  • Pay for the Covid-19 lockdown with fair taxation
    People are losing their jobs, homes and security in the pandemic. Measures introduced by the Government are welcome in helping many in need to survive; in order to pay for this without punishing the poorer members of our society those who can well afford it should pay their fair share. Rather than wealthy CEOs making relatively paltry donations their companies should be paying proper taxes in the countries they extract wealth from. We will all need to pay higher taxes but this should be shared proportionately, without ordinary people bearing the burden as they have done since the 2008 crash. It's no good identifying key workers as the heroes they are if things go back to the way they were before the pandemic, and the very services we depended on to see us through are reduced further with yet more 'austerity' (i.e. austerity for most of us, bounty for the wealthy). We need real and lasting change to effect greater equality in the UK, and this starts with wealthy individuals and corporations making a proper contribution to the country and the people that they benefit from so much.
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    Created by Peter Jennett
  • Uphold Disabled Rights of 'Reasonable Adjustments' during COVID-19
    Many vulnerable and disabled people are currently unable to access essential services such as 'Supermarkets, Health Facilities, Essential Retail Shops, Take Away Restaurants and Banks' without enduring 'temporary measures' which are potentially extremely detrimental to their physical health and mental wellbeing. Disabled people are being turned away from stores when they ask for 'Reasonable Adjustments' to be made to accommodate their disability; The Pregnant, Elderly and those with anxiety or sensory conditions are being forced to wait in long queues outside of a store and met by hostile staff who make no effort to ease wait times for this vulnerable group. Some stores will only make reasonable adjustments during 'unsociable hours' usually before the store opens, which are inconvenient for the majority of disabled or vulnerable people and wholly inappropriate and inaccessible. Whilst the most vulnerable people of society are doing their best to self-isolate; many vulnerable people are more often unable to get support, stay at home due to mental health, shop online or avoid shopping in person for themselves due to allergies or fear of cross contamination. Thank you for your signature, it really means the world to us. * Special thanks to all NHS Staff, Emergency Services and those working to help save lives by shopping for elderly and vulnerable people. Thank You
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    Created by Luka Bird
  • Pay LHA direct to landlords and register with a Credit Ref Agency to give Tenants a Credit History.
    1) Many good Tenants pay rent for years, yet this does not register on their Credit History. 2) Landlords are resistant to taking “Benefit Tenants” as they do not pass a Credit reference. 3) Many people are now claiming Universal Credit which includes a payment of LHA. 4) Some tenants do get into financial trouble and spend their Local Housing Allowance. I am suggesting that the LHA part of their U.C. be paid direct to landlords and that payment be registered with a Credit Reference Agency. Result 1) Good Tenants have a Credit History for their future. 2) Troubled Tenants have an incentive to pay off their debt and 3) Landlords are more inclined to take “Benefit tenants”.
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    Created by Peter Peterito
  • BAME communities and the impact of Covid-19
    Over the past month, the UK has witnessed the unprecedented spread of Covid-19 – it has infected around 90,000 and killed more than 11,000 people in hospitals (mid-April 2020). As we know the true numbers infected and/or died, is under-represented due an absence of wide-spread testing (front-line staff and community) and through a lack of data from Britain’s care homes. The disturbing images we see via our televisions and social media channels of those who have died make uncomfortable viewing. We see a selection of faces of doctors and nurses, bus drivers and care home workers all killed. All of whom represent our frontline workers in this battle against the spread of the virus. The evidence from the deaths of these frontline workers clearly show that a disproportionate number of people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), who have been infected, are dying from Covid-19. Although BAME people represent some 14% of the UK population, available evidence suggests that some 35% of this group have been impacted (Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre, 4 April 2020). Government experts are suggesting causes include social and economic factors, overcrowding and multigenerational living. However, they fail to acknowledge some of the well-known, deeply entrenched inequalities which pervade British society, and which adversely impact BAME communities. In most aspects of life, including education, housing and employment, BAME communities experience institutional discrimination, which has an adverse impact on life chances. Furthermore, several decades of health research consistently show that BAME communities experience worse health outcomes for conditions such as high-blood pressure, diabetes, coronary heart disease, HIV, breast and prostate cancer. Many of these ‘underlying conditions’ are associated with poorer coronavirus outcomes, so it is little wonder that BAME frontline workers are being infected with Covid-19 to this extent. The Ubele Initiative is a BAME led national organisation which supports BAME communities and recently co-produced a statement which supports this campaign. Ubele will set up a Call to Action with a 10 point Community Action Plan which will be launched on Monday 27th April 2020. Ubele call on the government to urgently conduct a full independent public investigation into why and how BAME front line staff including clinicians, care home workers and transport staff and the wider BAME communities are being disproportionately infected. We urge the government to release Covid-19 data based on ethnicity from across all UK regions. Furthermore, the government also needs to deliver on its’ testing policy and target the above groups of staff as well as the wider community.
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    Created by Yvonne Field
  • Riase pensions inline with Germany France and other EU countries
    Itis important because the living wage in the UK is more than the government pension, We are one of the richest countries in the world as such we should take care of the people who helped build this country.
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    Created by Raymond Robertson
  • Make hate crimes towards LGBTQ+ an aggravated crime
    Hate crimes towards the LGBTQ+ community are on the rise. The Home Office reported from 2018 to 2019 police recorded 14,491 crimes committed against people because of their sexual orientation an increase of 25% and a further 2,333 offences against transgender people because of their gender identity an increase of 37%. This only accounts for crimes reported with Stonewall reporting that four in five LGBT people (81 per cent) who experienced a hate crime or incident didn't report it to the police. Despite the rise there has been no amendments to the law to count homophobic, biphobic or transphobic hate crimes as aggravated offences. Sections 29 to 32 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 created specific racially or religiously aggravated offences, which have higher maximum penalties than the non-aggravated versions of those offences, hate crimes towards the LGBTQ+ community should be brought up to the same level.
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    Created by Iain Niven
  • Helping the homeless
    The amount of people who walk past homeless people and just ignore them is scary and I dont think it's fair for these people having to watch people enjoying themselves, just walking past and taking no notice in these homeless people.
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