• Coronavirus should stop DWP sanctions
    It's really important to reduce interactions with other people during the period of the coronavirus epidemic. We've been asked to self-isolate if we feel ill. But DWP claimants told to go to an interview worry about being sanctioned if they don't do. If they do go, they will probably be going by public transport, and being interviewed/seeing several people while at the interview. That's a good way to spread the virus. There should be no interviews, and no sanctions, during this period.
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    Created by Linda Evans
  • Wilko: don’t scrap sick pay
    From 1st April 2020, Wilko are set to scrap sick pay for 21,000 workers across the country. This means that Wilko will not issue sick pay for all workers after their first absence. The rules effectively mean if you're ill more than once in a year - you will not be paid for it beyond statutory minimum. The maximum statutory sick pay is only £94.25 a week The new policy will increase the likelihood of people going to work when they are unwell and contagious because they could not afford to miss out on much needed wages. Wilko should scrap the policy and make sure their employees are looked after correctly with acceptable sick pay.
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    Created by Antonia Short
  • Ensure People on Benefits Receive them while Covid 19 is active
    The government are worried about those who are employed for a company but so far nothing has been done to help those who need benefits to survive. Panic over Covid 19 and benefits not paid will not make it any better for anyone.
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    Created by Debbie Evans
  • Regulation of the funeral directors industry.
    I am aware that many people would regard the present fee structure as extortionate at a time of deep grief when finances are under severe strain and emotional blackmail is able to be put in place. It is high time that this iniquity is stamped out. This is especially relevant at a time when a pandemic might befall the country
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    Created by Trevor Combes
  • Free bus travel for Carers
    Its important because carers get a very low income to start with £66.15 per week and having to travel to get vital things and every day essentials if the person is house bound or does not want to go out can make these trip very expensive for the carer receiving such a low income when they are having to pay out anywhere from £20 to £33 a week depending where they live ...this is disgusting considering they only get a pittance for the care and support they give to others in need.
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    Created by Yvonne Kelly
  • Mandatory child protection training for all dance teachers
    Responsible dance teachers and parents have become concerned by various social media posts whereby children are being exposed to dangerous practices including (but not limited to) children stretching box splits with one foot on a chair and the other on the floor with comment from the teacher about 'pain and tears, children as young as two years old being celebrated for taking part in acro/'strength' classes wearing ankle weights, teachers boasting about children training for hours on end and more. We know that the dance training industry is not regulated, and we know that teachers who are guilty of dangerous practices may or may not be qualified or registered. We also know that some of the schools who partake in this sort of activity are also highly successful at large, financially rewarding competitions including international ones such as representing the UK at the Dance World Cup, and have a lot of media exposure including being scouted for tv shows such as Britains Got Talent, The Greatest Dancer etc. It appears that parents are willing to put their children in harmful situations for this level of ‘success’ and reward and while ultimately parents are responsible for their children, we as responsible dance teachers believe that more should be done to help educate and inform parents of the dangers involved with heavy training loads, extreme overstretching and other pressures. If all teachers were reminded yearly of the need to consider the safety, health and happiness of their students this would go a long way to helping.
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    Created by Emily Twitchett
  • Pre-payment meter customers disadvantaged
    To reduce people being in fuel poverty and having to make the decision to have energy, or buy food. Make more disposable income available to families on low incomes. Improve health and well-being, and give energy customers the same tariff choices as customers who pay by another means.
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    Created by Christine Blackwood
  • Keep the pension for age gap marriages the same.
    Just a year's notice has been given and this is not enough to make alternative plans.
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    Created by karen mastoras
  • Don’t backtrack on £10.50 minimum wage
    The government promised during the election to raise the minimum wage to £10.50 by 2024. Now they’re backtracking, and saying it will only be raised if “economic conditions allow.” That’s not good enough for the thousands of people in work who are struggling to make ends meet on the current £8.21 minimum wage. It’s not enough to cover rent, bills, or feeding their kids. We need to make sure that the Government fulfills their promise and raises the minimum wage.
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  • Make social care fair and affordable
    Social care in the UK is in crisis. The cost of care is so high that over 400 people a week have to sell their homes to pay for their social care. It’s a scandal. For years the government's promises to fix our broken social care system have turned out to be empty words. Let's make sure the government finally sticks to its promise that no one should ever have to sell their home to pay for social care.
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  • New and old pensioners inequality
    IT IS TOTALLY UNFAIR . THE NEEDS OF OLDER PEOPLE RISE BY AGE , KEEPING WARM , COPD DIFFICULTY WITH LIVING GENERALLY. SOMEONE AGED 65 HAVING A GOOD LIFE WHILE A 76 GOES COLD AND HUNGRY. HOW CRUEL IS THAT. I DO BELEIVE THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO CLAIM SOME MEANS TESTED BENEFIT ONCE YOUR SAVINGS HAVE GONE BUT MOST FIND THAT HUMILIATING AND WHY SHOULD YOU AFTER 50YEARS OF PAYING NI.
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    Created by MARY MATHIESON TAYLOR
  • Beds For Homeless Over Christmas
    Homelessness has risen by 128%. There are 6,182 potential beds available. 55 deaths in December on average. Therefore if less than 1% of students choose to opt in these deaths would be wholly avoidable. It will provide a warm bed during the coldest, bleakest months. You could save a life by ticking a box
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    Created by Joe Ackerman