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Open Petition since 14th May 2021

Introduce sanctions against Israel - 386,580 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 391,680 - 35 added in the past 24hrs)

The Government should introduce sanctions against Israel, including blocking all trade, and in particular arms.

Debate: This petition was debated in Westminster Hall on 14th June 2021

The Government responsed to this petition on 8th June 2021 (View Full Response)
The UK is firmly opposed to boycotts or sanctions against Israel. Our close and varied relationship means we are able to express clearly when we disagree.
Open Petition since 20th January 2021

Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports - 354,306 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 358,207 - 136 added in the past 24hrs)

We want the Government to commit to not rolling out any e-vaccination status/immunity passport to the British public. Such passports could be used to restrict the rights of people who have refused a Covid-19 vaccine, which would be unacceptable.

Debate: This petition was debated in Westminster Hall on 15th March 2021

The Government responsed to this petition on 3rd March 2021 (View Full Response)
The Government is reviewing whether COVID-status certificates could play a role in reopening parts of our economy, reducing restrictions on social contact and improving safety.
Open Petition since 22nd December 2020

Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists - 286,784 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 286,786 - 3 added in the past 24hrs)

We would like the UK Govt to negotiate a free cultural work permit that gives us visa free travel throughout the 27 EU states for music touring professionals, bands, musicians, artists, TV and sports celebrities that tour the EU to perform shows and events & Carnet exception for touring equipment.

Scheduled Debate: This petition is scheduled to be debated on 8th February 2021

The Government responsed to this petition on 14th January 2021 (View Full Response)
During our negotiations, we proposed measures to allow creative professionals to travel and perform in both the UK and EU, without needing work-permits. Unfortunately, the EU rejected these proposals.
Open Petition since 16th March 2021

Do not restrict our rights to peaceful protest. - 252,311 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 254,565 - 26 added in the past 24hrs)

The right to peaceful assembly and protest are fundamental principles of any democracy and the proposed part of this bill that gives the police new powers to tackle disruptive peaceful protests should be removed from The Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

Debate: This petition was debated in Westminster Hall on 26th April 2021

The Government responsed to this petition on 6th April 2021 (View Full Response)
The public order measures in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill do not erode the public’s right to protest; the Government will not be removing these measures from the Bill.
Open Petition since 20th January 2021

Open gyms first as we come out of lockdown & fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme - 229,940 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 229,969 - 1 added in the past 24hrs)

We want the government to recognise the importance of gyms, health clubs, leisure centres and swimming pools in empowering people to look after their health and stay fit and for them to open first as we come out of lockdown.

We're also calling for government to fund a Work Out to Help Out scheme.

Debate: This petition was debated in Westminster Hall on 22nd March 2021

The Government responsed to this petition on 16th March 2021 (View Full Response)
Sports & physical activity providers play a crucial role in supporting everyone to be active. We continue to work with our partners to encourage the usage of sports facilities when they open in April.
Open Petition since 21st December 2020

Close schools in Tier 4 areas - 194,879 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 194,879 - 2 added in the past 24hrs)

Schools can be a breeding ground for the spread of coronavirus. Children are mingling at schools and returning to families who are potentially vulnerable, keeping rates high.

It's only been since schools opened that infection rates have been high in Kent, and keeping them open may keep it high.

Debate: This petition was debated in Westminster Hall on 15th March 2021

The Government responsed to this petition on 21st January 2021 (View Full Response)
The Government has asked schools and Further Education colleges to restrict attendance from 5 January 2020 for most pupils and students. Early years settings will remain open to all.
Open Petition since 5th March 2021

Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account. - 182,188 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 185,518 - 44 added in the past 24hrs)

Make it a legal requirement when opening a new social media account, to provide a verified form of ID. Where the account belongs to a person under the age of 18 verify the account with the ID of a parent/guardian, to prevent anonymised harmful activity, providing traceability if an offence occurs.

The Government responsed to this petition on 5th May 2021 (View Full Response)
The Online Safety legislation will address anonymous harmful activity. User ID verification for social media could disproportionately impact vulnerable users and interfere with freedom of expression.
Open Petition since 21st December 2020

Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown - 180,172 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 180,172 - 1 added in the past 24hrs)

Consider keeping gyms open during lockdown because so many people have mental health and stress and they need something to do to take their mind off it closing all fitness facilities can affect us pretty badly.

Debate: This petition was debated in Westminster Hall on 22nd March 2021

The Government responsed to this petition on 14th January 2021 (View Full Response)
Sports facilities are crucial for adults and children to stay active. That’s why we have continued to make sure that people can exercise throughout the national and local tiered restrictions.
Open Petition since 16th June 2021

Run a public awareness campaign to address driver aggression toward cyclists - 9,236 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 164,631 - 5,178 added in the past 24hrs)

The Department of Transport should run a national public awareness campaign to educate motorists about dangerous, inappropriate and aggressive behaviours that can lead to the injury and even death of cyclists. The attitude that cyclists should not be on roads needs to end.


Open Petition since 29th December 2020

Cancel GCSE and A-levels in 2021 replace with Course Work and Teacher Assessment - 157,789 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 157,799 - 3 added in the past 24hrs)

Cancel all standardise testing for year 11 and year 12 students in 2021. By replacing tests with smaller amounts of course work and teacher assessment, students would have a fair chance at achieving their target grades and it would relieve stress for teachers and students.

Debate: This petition was debated in Westminster Hall on 15th March 2021

The Government responsed to this petition on 26th January 2021 (View Full Response)
Students will not be asked to sit GCSE, AS and A level exams this summer as planned in light of the ongoing impact of the covid-19 pandemic.
Open Petition since 11th February 2021

Keep schools closed until May - 149,427 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 149,456 - 1 added in the past 24hrs)

Please don’t send students back until we know we have had the priority groups vaccinated such as the elderly, the extremely clinically vulnerable, and those with underlying health conditions.

Debate: This petition was debated in Westminster Hall on 15th March 2021

The Government responsed to this petition on 15th March 2021 (View Full Response)
With safety measures in schools, the success of vaccination rollout and decrease in infection rates and hospitalisations, the Government has decided that pupils can return to education from 8 March.
Open Petition since 4th February 2021

Trigger Article 16. We want unfettered GB-NI Trade. - 143,978 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 144,259 - 7 added in the past 24hrs)

Her Majesty's Government must immediately remove any impediment or barrier to unfettered trade within the United Kingdom.

Scheduled Debate: This petition is scheduled to be debated on 22nd February 2021

The Government responsed to this petition on 22nd February 2021 (View Full Response)
The UK is working to address outstanding issues with the Protocol - putting the interests of the people of Northern Ireland first, and considering all avenues necessary to do so.
Open Petition since 13th May 2021

Introduce an Independent Regulator for Football in England by December 2021 - 142,625 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 143,266 - 5 added in the past 24hrs)

The Government should use the recently established fan led review of football to introduce an Independent Football Regulator in England to put fans back at the heart of our national game. This should happen by December 2021.

Debate: This petition was debated in Westminster Hall on 14th June 2021

The Government responsed to this petition on 7th June 2021 (View Full Response)
Football clubs are the heart of local communities and have a unique social value, which is why we are proceeding with our commitment to undertake a wide ranging, fan led review of football governance.
Open Petition since 26th April 2021

Make non-binary a legally recognised gender identity in the UK - 137,828 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 140,959 - 33 added in the past 24hrs)

Have non binary be included as an option under the GRP (Gender Recognition Panel)/ GRC (Gender Recognition Certificate), in order to allow those identifying as non binary to be legally seen as their true gender identity. As well as having ‘Non-binary’ be seen as a valid transgender identity.

The Government responsed to this petition on 20th May 2021 (View Full Response)
As set out in the response to the Gender Recognition Act consultation, there are no plans to make changes to the 2004 Act.
Open Petition since 26th May 2021

Commission an independent review of childcare funding and affordability - 110,025 Signatures
(Estimated Final Signatures: 140,466 - 193 added in the past 24hrs)

We have the second most expensive childcare system in the world. A full time place costs, on average, £14,000 per year, making it completely unaffordable for many families. Parents are forced to leave their jobs or work fewer hours, which has a negative impact on the economy and on child poverty.