• Allow ALL small businesses access to the Small Business Coronavirus Grant Scheme
    Why should small businesses (limited companies) operating from a residential address not qualify for the Coronavirus grant scheme? Just because we do not trade from a business property (paying business rates or claiming small business rate relief), we do not qualify for anything other than a loan - putting us further into long-term debt. According to the latest statistics from the House of Commons Business Statistics, there were around 2 million limited companies operating in the UK in 2019. Of these 2 million actively trading companies, around 990,000 were employers, whereas 891,000 companies were not. Therefore, just over half of limited companies are employers and just under a half are one-man-band businesses (more thank likely trading from home). The Government's "Small Business Coronavirus Grant Scheme" has let down these businesses simply because they trade from home. All I am asking is that these businesses be given access to the same grants system as the other businesses that trade from a property that is paying business rates (or receiving small business rates relief). Smaller businesses like ours do not have the reserves of our much larger counterparts and simply cannot afford to go three weeks (let alone another three) without income. To us, this isn't just a business, this our livelihood, this is how we feed our families.
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    Created by James Nunn
  • M.P.’s Pay Cut
    If New Zealand can do it why can’t U.K.? They expect the people to do it. Footballers to do it. Should be the least the Prime Minister would want to do anyway
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    Created by Mike Sneddon
  • Change Austerity Measures, Protect Society
    Let the people who can most afford it, help with the countries deficit and do not reduce public spending. Keep public spending up where it is needed most. Tax increases for the higher earners, they can afford it and keep taxes down for lower earners to encourage spending. A major overhaul of austerity measures need to be made now and for all future attempts to reduce budget deficits, stop! punishing the poorer people in society and reduce the deficit by targeting areas where it can be afforded the most. The IMF and other financial experts and economists have stated that reducing public spending, increasing debt, etc can have worse effects overall on the economy. New measures are needed to keep the economy going and looking after the health and well being of all our citizens.
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    Created by Colin Harrower
  • Bring people together
    give everyone something good to focus on
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    Created by Joanne Beadle
  • Recall Parliament immediately to scrutinise the Government's handling of Covid-19
    We are in the middle of arguably the greatest national crisis since the Second World War. In a Democracy it is only right that Government should be answerable to and accountable to the democratically-elected representatives of the people of the United Kingdom. Much of the Government's handling of the crisis has been subject to controversy. When strategic decisions affect whether people live or die, the Government's decisions must be scrutinised by Parliament to ensure that they are making the best decisions possible.
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    Created by Keith Rice
  • Justice
    It’s the least we as a nation can do.
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    Created by John Doran
  • Organise Repatriation of 400+ Brits trapped on board Coral Princess
    Countries such as Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina are refusing to allow Brits to disembark the ship to catch flights back to the UK, including my mum who is travelling on her own. There is no illness onboard and they haven't been off the ship for the last 12 days. The plan now is to sail to Fort Lauderdale in Florida (due to arrive 4th April) but we need the government to step in and send repatriation flights to ensure that they can get home. The reason being is that they have twice been promised that they can disembark (in Buenos Aires and Rio) to catch flights but have then had this revoked at the very last minute. This is causing so much distress to the 400+ Brits on board. Make Dominic Raab take some proper action here and get them all home!
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    Created by Suzi Kilka
  • Coronavirus: A temporary universal basic income for everyone
    In light of Government advice to minimise the scale and spread of coronavirus many people, especially freelancers, self-employed people and people on lower incomes will be left with little to no money for the foreseeable future. The Government must adopt emergency measures right now to support people across the country, by providing temporary universal basic income so we all have enough money to survive. Universal basic income is a sum of money given to everyone to help pay for essentials like food and bills. Already Labour and Conservative MPs are calling on the Government to do it, and politicians in the USA and other countries are also calling on their Governments to do the same. There is a lot more that needs to be done to mitigate the impact of coronavirus - from helping people get support from their workplace when they are sick, to making sure tenants don’t face eviction. But ensuring everyone across the country has a set sum to get by could save lives. If you think everyone should be guaranteed enough money to pay for basic essentials at a time like this, will you add your name to the petition now? Notes here: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2020/mar/17/boris-johnson-coronavirus-press-conference-rishi-sunak-cabinet-as-rishi-sunak-set-to-announcing-coronavirus-financial-rescue-package-politics-live?page=with:block-5e70afeb8f085e564ad859ba#block-5e70afeb8f085e564ad859ba
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  • BBC Stop normalising Racism
    Hate crime has doubled in the last five years, and as a public broadcaster it should be a bulwark against racism not an amplifier of it's message. By giving a platform to Far Right activists like this they help to legitimise their views!
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    Created by Daniel Farr
  • Scrap HS2 in favour of re-opening the Great Central Railway and divert funds to Flood Defences
    The homes of the people of the UK are far more important than a vanity project to build a whole new line to cut travel time when the infrastructure already exists to do this. The Great Central Railway was closed in the 1960s and has the capacity to take high speed trains. It survives almost totally intact and would serve the same purpose as HS2 at a fraction of the cost. ‘ Re-opening The Great Central Railway fulfils all the main objectives of HS2 without the excruciating cost, the environmental objections and absurdities of the latter project.‘ https://www.spectator.co.uk/2019/08/there-is-a-far-better-option-than-hs2-and-it-already-exists/ People are suffering and putting the money saved from a ridiculously inappropriate vanity project into flood defences will save livelihoods and protect our communities.
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    Created by Julie Shackson
  • CCTV for Springfield Road Grot Spot
    The situation with the grot spot on Springfield Road Sparkhill Birmingham is becoming unbearable. Rubbish is being dumped their repeatedly. It is causing an obstruction on the pavement and is a hazard. School children from Springfield School are having to walk into the road to get past it.
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    Created by Nicky Brennan
  • Wealthy tax dodgers
    I have just signed a petition to pay more taxes. Which I support - but it rankles the the not-rich are signing this petition, while the super-rich pay peanuts.
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    Created by Chris Harris