Current e-Petitions before Parliament


e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).


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Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline

32 Petitions eligible for Debate

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
695,339
c. 24,584 added daily
4,551,657
(Estimated)

Include self-employed in statutory sick pay during Coronavirus

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 26 Mar 2020
6 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months

4.8 million people are registered self-employed in the UK. Figures are of 2017 according to the Office of National Statisticics. It would be easy enough to work out what each person is entitled to based on their tax returns.
Include self-employed in statutory sick pay.

680,945
c. 24,580 added daily
4,536,721
(Estimated)

Close Schools/Colleges down for an appropriate amount of time amidst COVID19.

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 30 Mar 2020
6 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months

We would like the government to at least consider closing schools/colleges down in the coming weeks or as soon as possible, in addition to taking necessary actions to prevent further spread.

407,033
c. 18,433 added daily
3,409,190
(Estimated)

Implement UK lockdown for preventing spread of COVID19

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 19 Mar 2020
12 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 1 week

The UK needs to follow suit the containment procedures of countries that have been greatly affected by COVID19 such as Italy.

The UK should restrict unnecessary travel between towns and cities. Travel permitted should only be for work or emergencies. Public gatherings should also be discouraged.

314,542
c. 17,336 added daily
3,328,717
(Estimated)

Reimburse all students of this year’s fees due to strikes and COVID-19

Sign this petition
23 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 3 weeks

All students should be reimbursed of this years tuition fees as universities are now online only due to COVID-19, with only powerpoints online for learning materials which is not worthy of up to £9,250. Furthermore, all assessments are being reconsidered to ‘make do’ and build up credits.

150,346
c. 6,492 added daily
1,207,742
(Estimated)

Government to offer economic assistance to the events industry during COVID-19

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 27 Mar 2020
12 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 1 week

For the UK government to provide economic assistance to businesses and staff employed in the events industry, who are suffering unforeseen financial challenges that could have a profound effect on hundreds of thousands of people employed in the sector.

121,572
c. 6,276 added daily
1,187,655
(Estimated)

Encourage lenders, landlords and utilities to freeze payments during lockdown

Sign this petition
19 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 2 weeks

If the country is locked down during a pandemic, the government should work with mortgage providers, landlords and utility companies to freeze rent, mortgage and utility bill payments.

108,806
c. 5,636 added daily
1,049,202
(Estimated)

Implement Universal Basic Income to give home & food security through Covid-19

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 30 Mar 2020
16 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 2 weeks

The government should implement an immediate Universal Basic Income trial for all UK residents to ensure home and food security through the coronavirus Covid-19 crisis, to support the needs of those that need to self-isolate as well as the public health at large, and the wider economy.

103,619
c. 5,084 added daily
962,181
(Estimated)

Give UK nurseries emergency funding if they have to close down amid COVID-19

Sign this petition
18 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 2 weeks

If nurseries are shut down in view of Covid-19, the Government should set up an emergency fund to ensure their survival and ensure that parents are not charged the full fee by the nurseries to keep children's places.

133,054
c. 4,910 added daily
927,773
(Estimated)

Require universities to reimburse students' tuition fees during strike action

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 26 Mar 2020
11 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 1 week

The University and College Union has repeatedly called on its members to strike. However, strikes are ineffective if students, not employees are the main source of revenue. For this to change, government needs to step in and require universities to reimburse tuition fees lost due to strike action.

123,534
c. 4,700 added daily
884,334
(Estimated)

Close all universities down for an appropriate amount of time amidst COVID-19

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 24 Mar 2020
11 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 1 week

We would like the government to to consider closing universities down in the coming weeks or as soon as possible, in addition to taking necessary actions to prevent further spread

133,263
c. 4,516 added daily
837,188
(Estimated)

Increase pay for NHS healthcare workers and recognise their work

Sign this petition
5 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months

I would like the government to review and increase the pay for healthcare workers to recognise the work that they do.

119,683
c. 4,177 added daily
770,682
(Estimated)

Release the Home Office's Grooming Gang Review in full

Sign this petition
5 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months

The Government is refusing to release official research on the characteristics of grooming gangs, claiming it is not in the “public interest”.

We, the British public, demand the release of the official research on grooming gangs undertaken by the Government in full.

305,579
Petition Closed

Ban fireworks for general sale to the public.

Gov Responded - 5 Nov 2019
18 Apr 2020
closed 0 minutes ago

Every year more and more people, animals and wildlife get hurt by fireworks. It’s time something was fine to stop this. There are enough organised firework groups around for us to still enjoy fireworks safely so please help me stop the needless sale of them to the public!

249,530
Petition Closed

Leave the EU Without a deal on April 12th.

Gov Responded - 10 Apr 2019
28 Sep 2019
closed 6 months, 1 week ago

The Government are right when they say that exiting the EU is the "will of the people"
Despite the best efforts of the political classes and media establishment the "silent majority" still wish to leave the EU.
If Mrs May's deal is rejected again we should leave the EU on April 12 with No deal.

237,396
Petition Closed

If England win the world cup, the Monday should be made a bank holiday for 2018

Gov Responded - 19 Jul 2018
29 Dec 2018
closed 1 year, 3 months ago

We need this for all those supporting England as the next day will not be pleasant for all fans

213,624
Petition Closed

We want a Public Inquiry into the James Bulger murder case.

Gov Responded - 14 Feb 2018
11 Jul 2018
closed 1 year, 8 months ago

Throughout the conduct of the case there have been a number of issues that have been swept under the carpet. It's high time they were investigated.

207,673
Petition Closed

Leave the EU with No Deal in October 2019

Gov Responded - 24 Sep 2019
3 Nov 2019
closed 5 months ago

Brexit is in chaos. Leave won in 2016 that should be honoured. In the 2016 debates, both sides stated this meant leaving the European Union, Customs Union, Single Market and European Court of Justice.

146,397
Petition Closed

Provide 15 hours free childcare to working parents for children over 9 months.

Gov Responded - 8 May 2019
18 Oct 2019
closed 5 months, 2 weeks ago

After 9 months of maternity leave, most working mums do not receive any maternity pay and need to go back to work. I think all working parents should be entitled to 15 hours free childcare from the time a child is 9 months. It makes more sense to provide this funding from 9 months instead of 2 years

134,143
Petition Closed

The Air Ambulances to be government funded

Gov Responded - 3 Jul 2019
4 Dec 2019
closed 4 months ago

The air ambulances that operate around the UK cost around £12,000 per day to run and maintain, and are mainly funded through charity organisations. This petition is to ask the Government to fully fund the air ambulances through the emergency services.

133,680
Petition Closed

Hold online trolls accountable for their online abuse via their IP address

Gov Responded - 24 Sep 2019
10 Mar 2020
closed 3 weeks, 2 days ago

It’s far too easy for online trolls to just create another email address and another social media account if they have their accounts suspended.

131,617
Petition Closed

The UK should not agree the UN's Global Compact for Migration

Gov Responded - 7 Dec 2018
20 May 2019
closed 10 months, 2 weeks ago

The UN's Intergovernmental Conference will be held in Marrakech, Morocco on 10 and 11 December 2018. Like Hungary, the UK should not sign.

117,453
Petition Closed

Pet Theft Reform: Amend animal welfare law to make pet theft a specific offence.

Gov Responded - 16 Jul 2019
13 Sep 2019
closed 6 months, 3 weeks ago

We propose to amend the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to make pet theft a specific offence, distinct from that of inanimate objects; and in sentencing, the courts must consider the fear, alarm or distress to the pet and owners and not monetary value.

115,999
Petition Closed

Laws to be introduced on social networks on hate preaching against religion(s)

Gov Responded - 15 Jul 2019
10 Jul 2019
closed 8 months, 3 weeks ago

In the recent years numerous far right groups have insulted prophets of faiths including Prophet Muhammad PBUH, using public YouTube, Facebook and other social media platforms. I believe there needs to be a legal boundary set when discussing criticism against religions and their respective Prophets.

111,965
Petition Closed

Ban Driven Grouse Shooting
Wilful blindness is no longer an option

Gov Responded - 2 Sep 2019
13 Feb 2020
closed 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Chris Packham, Ruth Tingay and Mark Avery (Wild Justice) believe that intensive grouse shooting is bad for people, the environment and wildlife. People; grouse shooting is economically insignificant when contrasted with other real and potential uses of the UK’s uplands.

111,918
Petition Closed

Halt Brexit For A Public Inquiry

Gov Responded - 15 Apr 2019
5 Sep 2019
closed 7 months ago

The UK's departure from the EU looms but questions remain about the legitimacy of the Referendum. The Electoral Commission said illegal overspending occurred during the Referendum. Were the vote/any subsequent political acts affected? Article 50 was triggered. Was the overspend known about then?

109,430
Petition Closed

To establish a Public Inquiry into the conduct of the 2016 EU Referendum.

Gov Responded - 24 Apr 2019
2 Oct 2019
closed 6 months ago

There is now strong evidence of serious misconduct during the 2016 EU Referendum, including intereference by foreign actors and governments. This must be investigated under the Inquiries Act (2005).

107,187
Petition Closed

End the Cage Age: ban cages for all farmed animals.

Gov Responded - 22 Mar 2019
8 Sep 2019
closed 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Across the UK, millions of farmed animals are kept in cages, unable to express their natural behaviours. This causes huge suffering.

We call on the UK government to end this inhumane practice by banning all cages for farmed animals. Cages are cruel.

107,176
Petition Closed

Abolish the subsidy on food and drink in the Palace of Westminster restaurants.

Gov Responded - 6 Apr 2018
12 Aug 2018
closed 1 year, 7 months ago

In 2016, the food subsidy in Parliament cost taxpayers around £3.7 million. This use of taxpayers’ money must stop and the funds diverted to public services where it is needed. MPs earn significant wages and citizens who themselves struggle to buy food should not be forced to help feed MPs as well.

105,580
Petition Closed

I request a full public inquiry into death of my son, Matthew Leahy. (20 yrs.)

Gov Responded - 2 Aug 2019
23 Nov 2019
closed 4 months, 1 week ago

Matthew was taken to, ‘a place of safety’, and died 7 days later.
24 others died by the same means, dating back to the year 2000. An indicator that little was done to address the growing problems.
Something went terribly wrong with the NHS Mental Health Services provided to my son.

103,918
Petition Closed

Recognise animal sentience & require that animal welfare has full regard in law

Gov Responded - 13 Mar 2019
27 Aug 2019
closed 7 months, 1 week ago

EU law recognises animals as sentient beings, aware of their feelings and emotions. Animals are at risk of losing these vital legal protections, post-Brexit. We want a BetterDealForAnimals: a law that creates a duty for all Ministers in the UK to fully regard animal welfare in policy making.

101,954
Petition Closed

British National (Overseas) Citizens should be given full British Citizenship.

Gov Responded - 24 Sep 2019
20 Sep 2019
closed 6 months, 2 weeks ago

People in Hong Kong who hold the British National (Overseas) passport are British; however, the British government is refusing and avoiding giving these Hong Kongers the

101,782
Petition Closed

Without a Deal make "Revoke Article 50" the default action.

Gov Responded - 17 Apr 2019
4 Oct 2019
closed 6 months ago

There is now a grave danger that No Deal will happen simply through inaction. To avoid this catastrophic outcome, the default position must become not No Deal but a revocation of Article 50.


17 Petitions on track for Parliamentary Debate

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
72,173
c. 4,174 added daily
810,393
(Estimated)

Require councils to suspend council tax payments during the coronavirus outbreak

Sign this petition
26 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 3 weeks

During the coronavirus outbreak it is important that people have money for essentials such as utilities and food. The Government should require councils to suspend council tax payments, and directly fund local government operations, for the duration of the outbreak.

85,028
c. 3,068 added daily
578,580
(Estimated)

No prosecution for parents that remove child from school during a pandemic.

Sign this petition
10 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 1 week

Legislate to allow parents to have the option to remove their children from school if there is a pandemic e.g. Coronavirus or similar without negative action by schools or local authorities. They shouldn’t lose the child’s place in the school or face any kind of prosecution.

43,315
c. 2,515 added daily
478,011
(Estimated)

Pay self employed workers a wage due to lack or earnings caused by COVID-19.

Sign this petition
22 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 3 weeks

For the government to have a debate and authorise a top up of wages for the self-employed during the coronavirus outbreak.

Regardless if they are infected or not, less people are travelling and going to work on a daily basis creating a loss of income.

32,394
c. 1,792 added daily
345,786
(Estimated)

We would like the government to consider social care as equally important to NHS

Sign this petition
24 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 3 weeks

We would like the government to support and regard social care: financially, publicly and systematically on an equal par as NHS. We would like parliament to debate how to support social care during COVID-19 and beyond so that it automatically has the same access to operational and financial support.

54,443
c. 1,843 added daily
339,868
(Estimated)

Publish the Russia report

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 19 Mar 2020
4 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months

Lift the restriction on publishing the report on Russia’s spying activities against the UK and its attempts to penetrate the British establishment. This will require the re-establishment of the Intelligence and Security Committee so that it can be immediately published.

43,486
c. 1,479 added daily
272,519
(Estimated)

Make Hedgehogs a Protected Species

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 23 Mar 2020
4 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months

We, the undersigned, call on the government to make hedgehogs an officially protected species and to limit activities which may disturb, degrade or destroy their habitats.

24,328
c. 879 added daily
165,733
(Estimated)

Extend the transition; delay negotiations until after the coronavirus outbreak

Sign this petition
10 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 1 week

The government should consider delaying negotiations so they can concentrate on the coronavirus situation and reduce travel of both EU and UK negotiators. This would necessitate extending the transition period; as there can only be a one off extension, this should be for two years.

17,640
c. 791 added daily
149,599
(Estimated)

Give financial help to agency and zero hour workers during COVID-19 outbreak.

Sign this petition
16 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 2 weeks

Put in place an emergency fund for people who work for agencies, are on zero hour contracts, or who are self employed and may not be able to claim Universal Credit should work dry up due due to emergency measures during the outbreak of COVID 19.

15,446
c. 716 added daily
135,645
(Estimated)

Require British Sign Language Interpreters for emergency announcements on TV.

Sign this petition
17 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 2 weeks

The Deaf community want the government to make a commitment to provide BSL interpreters alongside any emergency announcements. This will allow members of the Deaf community to access information in their preferred language.

12,218
c. 655 added daily
123,447
(Estimated)

Pay long-term supply teachers and support staff during mandatory closures.

Sign this petition
19 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 2 weeks

Should schools in the UK close we request that the UK government continue paying for long-term school staff (teachers/ support staff) on their existing working pattern, during any mandatory school closures.

18,712
c. 632 added daily
117,271
(Estimated)

Fund research for childhood cancers with the worst survival rates

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 24 Mar 2020
5 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months

12 kids in the UK are diagnosed with cancer daily. 1 in 5 will die within 5 years, often of the deadliest types like DIPG (brainstem cancer) - fatal on diagnosis & other cancers on relapse. Yet there has been little, or no, funding for research into these cancers and little, or no, progress.

18,722
c. 633 added daily
116,681
(Estimated)

Vets to scan prior to euthanasia for Rescue Back up and confirm keeper details

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 23 Mar 2020
4 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months

A healthy young dog with RBU was euthanised. The person who requested euthanasia was not the registered keeper.

17,236
c. 604 added daily
111,964
(Estimated)

Change the Sexual Offences Act so women can be charged with rape against males

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 31 Mar 2020
6 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months

Change the current legal definition of rape to also include male victims of women. Amend the current legislation that does not allow a woman to be charged with rape against male sexual abuse victims.

17,245
c. 589 added daily
108,984
(Estimated)

Don’t criminalise trespass

Sign this petition
5 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months

The Government's manifesto stated “we will make intentional trespass a criminal offence”: an extreme, illiberal & unnecessary attack on ancient freedoms that would threaten walkers, campers, and the wider public. It would further tilt the law in favour of the landowning 1% who own half the country.

17,260
c. 584 added daily
108,217
(Estimated)

Fund Kuvan (sapropterin) on the NHS for people with PKU

Sign this petition
5 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months

The drug Kuvan allows people with the rare condition PKU to manage their condition. The treatment has been licensed for 11 years but has never been commissioned by the NHS.
The government should make funding available for this treatment for all PKU patients that could benefit.

14,083
c. 575 added daily
107,081
(Estimated)

Close down all UK airports & seaports to prevent further spreading of Covid-19.

Sign this petition
11 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 1 week

We have to work together as a country and stop further spreading of Covid-19, while hand washing and sanitation is still good but it's still spreading via travel. So lets slow the spread by closing down all UK airports and seaports to avoid infected visitors.

16,712
c. 569 added daily
104,853
(Estimated)

Highway Code Rules 163 and 215 to be made law. Pass horses wide and slow.

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 19 Mar 2020
4 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months

I am calling on the Secretary of State for Transport to make the following rules in the Highway Code actual laws:
Section 163 - Overtake only when it is safe and legal to do so.
Section 215 - Horse riders and horse-drawn vehicles pass wide and slow max 15mph and abide to our stop slow, signal


22 Petitions eligible for Government response

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
10,347
Petition Closed

There is a Climate Emergency, abolish planned Heathrow Expansion.

20 Dec 2019
closed 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Heathrow Airport cannot be expanded given the climate emergency that has been declared. The destruction to our environment has to stop and we can start here.

14,814
Petition Closed

Cease all new developments on Greenbelt and Greenfield sites across the country.

29 Jan 2020
closed 2 months ago

Government housing policy is forcing councils to meet aggressive house building targets. This directly causes new developments on Greenbelt & Greenfield. Many councils believe the targets are unrealistic. According to CPRE 460,000 homes are currently planned for greenbelt & greenfield sites.

10,682
Petition Closed

End the IVF postcode lottery and demand equality of provision on the NHS

8 Feb 2020
closed 1 month, 3 weeks ago

For the sake of equality and fairness we need the government to hold local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to account and to legislate to ensure that access to IVF provision on the NHS is equal across England. All CCGs should be required to offer the same number of rounds of IVF on the NHS.

10,743
Petition Closed

Ensure UK cancer patients retain access to the latest treatments after Brexit

3 Mar 2020
closed 1 month ago

The European Commission has made it clear it would see a post-Brexit UK as falling outside EU regulations on clinical trials and the licensing of new medications.

12,254
Petition Closed

Make the cancer treatment drug, Avastin, available on the NHS

10 Mar 2020
closed 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Avastin (bevacizumab) is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. It used to treat certain types of brain tumor, and certain types of cancers of the kidney, lung, colon, rectum, cervix, ovary, or fallopian tube.

10,922
Petition Closed

Increase Early Years Funding for Pre-Schools.

8 Apr 2020
closed 0 minutes ago

The Early Years Funding for Pre-Schools and small settings is very low. With low funding it's getting impossible to keep settings going, many are closing, many settings with a good or outstanding status. Everyone wants the childcare status high but how can this be achieved when funding is low.

10,300
Petition Closed

We demand a referendum on Abortion Law in Northern Ireland

24 Apr 2020
closed 0 minutes ago

On the 22nd of October one of the most liberal laws on abortion in Europe was undemocratically forced upon the people of Northern Ireland. The undersigned demand a referendum on this matter so that we get the chance for our voice to be heard.

67,185
Petition Closed

All venues that hold firework displays to be licenced

25 Apr 2020
closed 0 minutes ago

FIREWORKS SCARE ANIMALS TO DEATH
The Shetland Pony Welfare Trust is a small Registered Charity and has for a number of years been suffering from the effects of Fireworks being set off only a few yards from its sanctuary, of rescued horses and ponies.
Thousands of pet owners have similar issues

15,203
c. 513 added daily
94,690
(Estimated)

Fern’s Law: Compulsory to scan & check microchips to reunite stolen dogs, cats.

Sign this petition
4 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months

Many missing microchipped pets are never reunited as it’s optional to scan & check microchip registration. It’s time veterinary professionals, authorities and rescues checked pet & keeper match on the original database at a pets 1st consultation or yearly checkup. It’s their only chance to get home

17,260
c. 584 added daily
108,217
(Estimated)

Fund Kuvan (sapropterin) on the NHS for people with PKU

Sign this petition
5 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months

The drug Kuvan allows people with the rare condition PKU to manage their condition. The treatment has been licensed for 11 years but has never been commissioned by the NHS.
The government should make funding available for this treatment for all PKU patients that could benefit.

17,245
c. 589 added daily
108,984
(Estimated)

Don’t criminalise trespass

Sign this petition
5 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months

The Government's manifesto stated “we will make intentional trespass a criminal offence”: an extreme, illiberal & unnecessary attack on ancient freedoms that would threaten walkers, campers, and the wider public. It would further tilt the law in favour of the landowning 1% who own half the country.

11,032
c. 383 added daily
70,789
(Estimated)

Make nurseries exempt from business rates to support the childcare sector

Sign this petition
5 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months

After owning nurseries for 29 years I have never experienced such damaging times for the sector with rising costs not being met by the funding rates available. Business Rates are a large drain on the sector and can mean the difference between nurseries being able to stay open and having to close.

85,028
c. 3,068 added daily
578,580
(Estimated)

No prosecution for parents that remove child from school during a pandemic.

Sign this petition
10 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 1 week

Legislate to allow parents to have the option to remove their children from school if there is a pandemic e.g. Coronavirus or similar without negative action by schools or local authorities. They shouldn’t lose the child’s place in the school or face any kind of prosecution.

24,328
c. 879 added daily
165,733
(Estimated)

Extend the transition; delay negotiations until after the coronavirus outbreak

Sign this petition
10 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 1 week

The government should consider delaying negotiations so they can concentrate on the coronavirus situation and reduce travel of both EU and UK negotiators. This would necessitate extending the transition period; as there can only be a one off extension, this should be for two years.

10,191
c. 382 added daily
72,018
(Estimated)

Replace Breed Specific Legislation with a new statutory framework

Sign this petition
11 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 1 week

Breed Specific Legislation fails to achieve what Parliament intended, to protect the public. It focuses on specific breeds, which fails to appreciate a dog is not aggressive purely on the basis of its breed. It allows seizure of other breeds, but the rules are not applied homogeneously by councils.

14,083
c. 575 added daily
107,081
(Estimated)

Close down all UK airports & seaports to prevent further spreading of Covid-19.

Sign this petition
11 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 1 week

We have to work together as a country and stop further spreading of Covid-19, while hand washing and sanitation is still good but it's still spreading via travel. So lets slow the spread by closing down all UK airports and seaports to avoid infected visitors.

17,640
c. 791 added daily
149,599
(Estimated)

Give financial help to agency and zero hour workers during COVID-19 outbreak.

Sign this petition
16 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 2 weeks

Put in place an emergency fund for people who work for agencies, are on zero hour contracts, or who are self employed and may not be able to claim Universal Credit should work dry up due due to emergency measures during the outbreak of COVID 19.

15,446
c. 716 added daily
135,645
(Estimated)

Require British Sign Language Interpreters for emergency announcements on TV.

Sign this petition
17 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 2 weeks

The Deaf community want the government to make a commitment to provide BSL interpreters alongside any emergency announcements. This will allow members of the Deaf community to access information in their preferred language.

12,218
c. 655 added daily
123,447
(Estimated)

Pay long-term supply teachers and support staff during mandatory closures.

Sign this petition
19 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 2 weeks

Should schools in the UK close we request that the UK government continue paying for long-term school staff (teachers/ support staff) on their existing working pattern, during any mandatory school closures.

43,315
c. 2,515 added daily
478,011
(Estimated)

Pay self employed workers a wage due to lack or earnings caused by COVID-19.

Sign this petition
22 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 3 weeks

For the government to have a debate and authorise a top up of wages for the self-employed during the coronavirus outbreak.

Regardless if they are infected or not, less people are travelling and going to work on a daily basis creating a loss of income.

32,394
c. 1,792 added daily
345,786
(Estimated)

We would like the government to consider social care as equally important to NHS

Sign this petition
24 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 3 weeks

We would like the government to support and regard social care: financially, publicly and systematically on an equal par as NHS. We would like parliament to debate how to support social care during COVID-19 and beyond so that it automatically has the same access to operational and financial support.

72,173
c. 4,174 added daily
810,393
(Estimated)

Require councils to suspend council tax payments during the coronavirus outbreak

Sign this petition
26 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 3 weeks

During the coronavirus outbreak it is important that people have money for essentials such as utilities and food. The Government should require councils to suspend council tax payments, and directly fund local government operations, for the duration of the outbreak.


53 Petitions on track for Government response

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
7,562
c. 256 added daily
46,938
(Estimated)

Coroners must be lawfully obligated to statistically record veteran suicides

Sign this petition
3 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months

At a time when UK veteran suicides continue at an alarming rate we still have no lawful obligation placed upon coroners to statistically record veteran suicides, unlike countries such as the US, Canada and Australia.

7,382
c. 250 added daily
45,862
(Estimated)

Make the 6 Nations a culturally protected event.

Sign this petition
3 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months

I would ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to ensure that the 6 Nations is protected by law and raised to a Class A event. Ensuring that it can not go behind a paywall.

8,099
c. 274 added daily
50,500
(Estimated)

Pay Carers an allowance equivalent to a fulltime job at the National Living wage

Sign this petition
4 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months

Paying unpaid carers would safeguard those requiring care making it a financially viable option for friends and family to look after those they love, Reducing pressure on 999 services and the NHS. Saving vast amounts of money per person. The carer who provides continuity in care is often forgotten

5,718
c. 193 added daily
35,679
(Estimated)

Legal rights for ancient trees

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4 Sep 2020
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All ancient trees (over 100 years of age) to have the legal right not to be damaged or felled, with the exception of sustainable forestry to produce wood and maintaining the tree’s health. This would effectively make tree preservation orders (TPOs) national.

4,720
c. 160 added daily
29,499
(Estimated)

Reduce student debt for student nurses and midwives

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4 Sep 2020
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This petition asks that the student loan debt of existing students during the 2017, 2018 and 2019 academic years is reduced by £5,000 (the bursary from 2020) per each of those academic years in which they studied and did not receive any bursary.

6,317
c. 215 added daily
39,621
(Estimated)

Revoke the TV licence using legislation

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4 Sep 2020
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We wish the government to end the TV Licence as soon as possible

3,157
c. 107 added daily
19,674
(Estimated)

Hold a referendum on the post-2020 UK-EU relationship with option to rejoin EU

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4 Sep 2020
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In the general election on 12th December 2019, only a 47% minority of votes were for pro-Brexit parties. The democratic wish of the remaining 53% majority must be respected. Therefore hold a first-time referendum on the UK's post-2020 relationship with the EU, including an option to rejoin the EU.

5,852
c. 199 added daily
36,840
(Estimated)

Give the British Nationals (Overseas) of Hong Kong full British citizenship.

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5 Sep 2020
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People in Hong Kong are in a bad situation with their rights deteriorating and therefore the government should step up and grant people in Hong Kong British citizenship.

5,171
c. 176 added daily
32,578
(Estimated)

We call on DEFRA, to reinstate the ban on the use of metaldehyde slug pellets.

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5 Sep 2020
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The government has conceded that its decision making process was flawed and has overturned the ban on metaldehyde slug pellets. We now call on the government to urgently follow the correct decision making process to ensure a ban on the use of metaldehyde pellets is put in place as soon as possible.

2,764
c. 95 added daily
17,506
(Estimated)

Ban pelagic trawlers, attach pingers to all boats, stop slaughter of dolphins.

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5 Sep 2020
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Last year the Margiris Super Trawler was off the coast of Sussex, this trawler has been banned around the world, due to the damage to marine mammals. Since then several large pelagic factory ships have been operating around the coast. consequently 100s of dead dolphins have washed up on beaches.

2,686
c. 92 added daily
17,012
(Estimated)

Haydn's Law – All children 16 and under to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle

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5 Sep 2020
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To pass a law that all children aged 16 and under must wear a cycle helmet when riding a bicycle

8,149
c. 279 added daily
51,633
(Estimated)

Repeal the 2013 and 2017 HS2 Hybrid Bills halting all HS2 works immediately.

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5 Sep 2020
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All works on HS2 must stop immediately. A full review of the differences between what was originally approved and current project fundamentals must be carried out. The Acts should be repealed. All ministerial approvals made to date should be forensically investigated. A new vote is needed.

1,908
c. 65 added daily
12,089
(Estimated)

Extend the Gambling Act to cover Loot Boxes

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5 Sep 2020
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Video game companies avoid predatory Loot Boxes being defined as gambling on the technicality items received can't be redeemed for money despite clearly being gambling otherwise. Update the Gambling Act to include purchases providing randomized digital items even if they do not have monetary value.

1,872
c. 64 added daily
11,872
(Estimated)

Publish new carbon budgets linked to the Paris Agreement and Climate Change Act

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5 Sep 2020
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In the light of the high court ruling of 26th February 2020 on the proposed expansion of Heathrow airport, the UK govt must now publish new carbon budgets, linked to its commitments under the Paris agreement and the 2008 climate change act.

2,016
c. 69 added daily
12,795
(Estimated)

Make it Law to Label Non-Religiously Slaughtered Meat Products.

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5 Sep 2020
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The law states that Halal and Kosher meat must only be intended for Jews and Muslims. To make matters worse, the government does not force religiously slaughtered meat companies to so label this meat when it enters the general supply chain, due to higher costs.

3,606
c. 122 added daily
22,580
(Estimated)

Give holiday caravan/lodge owners the same statutory protection as mobile homes.

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5 Sep 2020
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Owners of holiday caravans and lodges need the same protections as those given to owners of residential mobile homes. Holiday caravan/ lodge owners face unfair practices that are consistently active on many static caravan holiday parks.

6,286
c. 222 added daily
41,047
(Estimated)

Hold a referendum to scrap the UK's policy of Net Zero CO2 by 2050

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6 Sep 2020
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We need a referendum - The Net Zero CO2 policy was waved through parliament without any meaningful debate, proper costings or cost benefit analysis. There was no party in the 2019 general election standing in all 650 seats that was against net zero to give voters the choice to vote against it.

2,907
c. 105 added daily
19,415
(Estimated)

Change approach to COV-19 - if schools have "confirmed" cases they should close.

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6 Sep 2020
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The current advice from the Government is that no school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.

I do not think this is correct advise, if "confirmed" schools should be closed for deep clean with pupils sent home.

8,575
c. 301 added daily
57,042
(Estimated)

Rejoin the EU under Article 49 TEU

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10 Sep 2020
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Begin negotiations to rejoin the EU under Article 49 TEU

2,684
c. 95 added daily
18,021
(Estimated)

Ban the use of peat in gardening and horticulture

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10 Sep 2020
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Peat is vital in fighting climate & ecological breakdown, as peat bogs store vast amounts of carbon and provide wildlife habitat. Using peat based compost destroys peat bogs. We need to ban the use of peat in gardening & horticulture.

2,383
c. 87 added daily
16,388
(Estimated)

Ban wearing face coverings in public places.

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10 Sep 2020
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Very recently the Sri Lankan and Tunisian governments have banned full face coverings and coverings where only the eyes can be seen in public places for security reasons. We should too.

7,537
c. 288 added daily
54,174
(Estimated)

Abolish the mandatory 0.7% GDP Foreign Aid target and spend our money at home

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11 Sep 2020
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We believe it is time our Government got its priorities right and abolished the mandatory Foreign Aid budget target.
When we have homeless veterans sleeping on our streets, flooding in our towns and villages, it is wrong to spend over £14bn a year on Foreign Aid

1,668
c. 60 added daily
11,415
(Estimated)

Revise the NPPF to include the protection of all but particularly old hedgerows.

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11 Sep 2020
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The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) guides local authorities in relation to planning decisions. The NPPF has a glaring omission; the word ‘hedge’ does not exist anywhere in the document, and consequently hedges are the first casualty of greenfield site or 'garden grabbing' developments.

2,853
c. 109 added daily
20,532
(Estimated)

Remove the minimum earnings threshold for Statutory Sick Pay

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11 Sep 2020
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The £94 per week statutory sick pay (SSP) is only available to those who earn over £118 pounds a week. We demand the government scraps this minimum earning threshold to provide SSP for all who need it.

3,404
c. 123 added daily
23,340
(Estimated)

Ensure all royal visits around the UK are fully funded by the Royal Household.

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11 Sep 2020
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We want the government to ensure that, whenever a member of the royal family visits a town or city anywhere in the UK on official business or a public engagement, the full cost is met by the Royal Household. This would mean no local council, local police force or other public body would incur costs.

1,455
c. 53 added daily
10,041
(Estimated)

Revoke IR35 Legislation that is causing significant damage to UK businesses

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11 Sep 2020
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Revoke IR35 legislation elements that put financial disadvantages on independent consultants when they want to be flexible and invest in the provision of services. The legislation currently creates the worst of all worlds with contractors inside IR35 worse off than permanent employees.

1,999
c. 73 added daily
13,823
(Estimated)

To block Huawei equipment to be used in 5G network

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11 Sep 2020
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I would ask the Parliament to reject Chinese telecom group Huawei and exclude it entirely from our 5G networks in light of security and human right issues. The UK government should not accept any high risk vendor.

5,906
c. 207 added daily
39,341
(Estimated)

Ban non-stun slaughter in the UK.

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11 Sep 2020
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Under UK law, all farmed animals have to be stunned to render them unconscious before their throats are cut. However halal or kosher meat are exempt. We believe that on animal cruelty grounds, that this exemption should be removed.

1,959
c. 78 added daily
14,649
(Estimated)

To ban the sale, use, ownership and manufacture of glue traps.

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12 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 1 week

Mice and other small animals including birds, foxes hedgehogs and even kittens have been victim to them. The victim either dies of stress/shock. If left for days dehydration/starvation. Some have been so scared and desperate they have chewed their own limbs off to try to free themselves

2,101
c. 97 added daily
18,010
(Estimated)

Businesses to work from home for an appropriate amount of time amidst COVID19

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13 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 1 week

We would like the government to at least consider closing down offices/businesses and order to work from home as soon as possible, in addition to taking necessary actions to prevent further spread. This will prevent the spread during the commutes and meetings.

2,599
c. 107 added daily
20,124
(Estimated)

Make LGBT conversion therapy illegal in the UK

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13 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 1 week

I would like the Government to:
• make running conversion therapy in the UK a criminal offence
• forcing people to attend said conversion therapies a criminal offence
• sending people abroad in order to try to convert them a criminal offence
• protect individuals from conversion therapy

1,815
c. 71 added daily
13,497
(Estimated)

Double Child Benefit Payments and increase annually in line with Inflation Rise.

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13 Sep 2020
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The government pledged after election to stop cuts and Austerity Measure policy. Please sign the petition for significant increase of Child Benefit and each year adjustment according to Inflation rise. By significant increase I mean at least to double existing amounts.

1,847
c. 83 added daily
15,710
(Estimated)

Provide publicly accessible testing for the covid-19 virus around the UK now.

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16 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 2 weeks

Allocate funds and efforts to the extensive deployment of publicly accessible testing or screening for possible infection of the covid-19 virus.

3,402
c. 145 added daily
27,659
(Estimated)

Introduce Voter ID in every UK constituency for all Local & General Elections

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16 Sep 2020
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I believe that democracy is under threat from electoral fraud & that the general public are losing confidence in the security of the electoral process. It is time that Voter ID not just be promised, but rolled-out across the nation.

5,104
c. 194 added daily
37,526
(Estimated)

Stop Forestry England granting licenses for Fox & Hare hunts

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16 Sep 2020
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For the most recent hunting season, Forestry England gave hunting licences for 37 fox & hare “trail hunts”. Despite the hunting of wild mammals with dogs being illegal, two of the licensed trail hunts have received, or been associated with, convictions under the Hunting and Animal Welfare Acts.

1,405
c. 67 added daily
12,644
(Estimated)

Ban overseas funding for religious places of worship in the UK

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18 Sep 2020
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Several overseas governments have banned overseas funding for the building and running of religious places of worship in their countries. We should follow suit and ban all overseas funding for the building and running of religious places of worship in the UK.

3,663
c. 181 added daily
34,290
(Estimated)

Reduce or scrap the immigration health surcharge for overseas NHS Staff.

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18 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 2 weeks

To revoke the Immigration Health Surcharge increases for overseas NHS staff. The latest budget shows an increase of £220 a year for an overseas worker to live and work in the UK, at a time when the NHS, and UK economy, relies heavily on them.

9,755
c. 329 added daily
65,380
(Estimated)

Revoke the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and renationalise the NHS

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18 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 2 weeks

Restore the responsibility of the Secretary of State to provide a comprehensive, integrated, publicly owned NHS free at the point of need.

3,878
c. 191 added daily
36,364
(Estimated)

Provide financial support to performers and creators during the COVID-19 crisis

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19 Sep 2020
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The prospect of widespread cancellations of concerts, theatre productions and exhibitions due to COVID-19 threatens to cause huge financial hardship for Britain's creative community. We ask Parliament to provide a package of emergency financial and practical support during this unpredictable time.

3,345
c. 164 added daily
31,126
(Estimated)

Pay self-employed for self-isolating due to corona virus

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19 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 2 weeks

As you may know, self-employed people who have an income protection policy can only claim if they are off work for more than 30 days(backdated to day 1). The government should work with underwriters to secure exceptions for self-isolation due to corona virus, or it should pay these policies.

1,385
c. 58 added daily
11,221
(Estimated)

Explore options for making NurOwn available to treat Motor Neurone Disease (MND)

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19 Sep 2020
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No effective treatment exists for 5,000 sufferers of MND in the UK. NurOwn is in the final months of Phase 3 of a US FDA regulated clinical trial. Phase 2 data indicated NurOwn was safe and demonstrated signs of efficacy at low doses.

7,932
c. 452 added daily
85,100
(Estimated)

Support the British aviation industry during the COVID-19 outbreak

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20 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 2 weeks

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak there are travel bans imposed by many countries, there is a disastrous potential impact on our Aviation Industry. Without the Government’s help there could be an unprecedented crisis, with thousands of jobs under threat.

3,047
c. 166 added daily
31,944
(Estimated)

Reimburse nurses for student loans and fund all fees for future student nurses

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23 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 3 weeks

Immediately reimburse nurses for existing student loans which nurses have incurred in paying for their training and fund all future course fees for student nurses.

926
c. 52 added daily
10,070
(Estimated)

Stop the Building of the Nuclear Power Plan at Bradwell on Sea

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24 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 3 weeks

There is a proposal to build a new nuclear power plant at Bradwell on Sea. I request the Government to stop this process and protect the small village that will be devastated by this development.

9,360
c. 452 added daily
88,469
(Estimated)

Create an earned amnesty route for migrants without leave to remain

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24 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 3 weeks

Create an organised and earned scheme for migrants in the UK without leave to remain to earn amnesty and secure leave to remain to enable them to live with dignity and contribute to the UK's economy.

1,295
c. 71 added daily
13,641
(Estimated)

Encourage banks to delay 40% bank overdraft charges during the corona pandemic

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24 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 3 weeks

Self employed people and others may be severely impacted by work cancellations during the corona pandemic. In light of this, it could be very difficult to manage financially and going overdrawn may become unavoidable. To be hit with near 40% charges in the current climate is financially devastating.

2,890
c. 163 added daily
31,468
(Estimated)

Decline any requests for bailouts from the airline industry

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24 Sep 2020
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Cease any investment and subsidies in the aviation industry and support the employees to transition into roles in 'greener' transport.

1,255
c. 69 added daily
13,233
(Estimated)

The British government should set a net migration cap at 10,000 a year.

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24 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 3 weeks

Net immigration should be reduced to 10,000 a year to take the pressure off the public services.

1,407
c. 60 added daily
12,029
(Estimated)

Scrap 'On-Demand' Postal Voting, & Create Strict Eligibility Criteria

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25 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 3 weeks

Postal votes can be exploited by fraudsters to undermine democracy & attempt to rig elections. As Sir Eric Pickles' report into tackling electoral fraud suggested - & as much of the public would like to see - restrictions should be placed on the availability of postal votes.

1,778
c. 92 added daily
18,070
(Estimated)

Ban adverts for and sale of Asian elephant tours that do not meet set standards

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27 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 3 weeks

Many endangered Asian elephants suffer from brutal tourism, much of it from the UK. Current guidance and promises by the tourism industry are insufficient, and the Government must legislate to ban adverts for and sale of Asian elephant tours that do not meet a set standard.

4,351
c. 478 added daily
89,443
(Estimated)

Close construction sites because of Covid19.

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27 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 3 weeks

We are being told to work from home. Construction sites are still open and people are being forced into work because the guidance isn't clear. Social distancing when on site is impossible.

3,054
c. 202 added daily
38,914
(Estimated)

Refund university rent and tuition fees due to coronavirus

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27 Sep 2020
closes in 5 months, 3 weeks

Due to unforeseen circumstances in the foreseeable future, we will have to leave university accommodation due to growing coronavirus concerns. Also, we have missed most of the university year due to strikes, half terms etc already.

851
c. 54 added daily
10,644
(Estimated)

Provide adequate PPE equipment for medical professionals working with COVID-19

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30 Sep 2020
closes in 6 months

Since the outbreak of coronavirus adequate PPE across the NHS has been running low putting healthcare professionals at increased risk. The PPE equipment should include at least FFP3 masks, a visor, a surgical gown and two pairs of gloves.