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548 petitions

  1. Create a new independent statutory regulator for all UK News Media

    Government responded – 26 July 2021

    The government supports a free press underpinned by independent self regulation and the independent regulation of television and radio services by Ofcom.

    10,819 signatures

  2. Fund improved support for people with communication and swallowing needs

    Government responded – 22 July 2021

    We know many people have had to wait to access NHS services during the pandemic. We are supporting the restoration of services, including speech and language therapy, for all of those who require it.

    13,720 signatures

  3. Stop measuring the height and weight of children in primary school

    Government responded – 22 July 2021

    The Government has no plans to stop this statutory public health function. This data is used by the National Health Service and other local services to improve children’s health.

    21,317 signatures

  4. Give the UK a Bank Holiday on Monday July 12th if England win Euro 2020

    Government responded – 22 July 2021

    The Government would like to congratulate the England team on its sterling performance in the UEFA Euro 2020 Final. However, the Government has no plans for a bank holiday.

    364,725 signatures

  5. 3-day quarantine for fully vaccinated, returning to the UK from amber countries

    Government responded – 20 July 2021

    It was always the intention of the government to introduce easements on restrictions, which we are doing on 19th July, but these could only be introduced once most of the UK were fully vaccinated.

    31,450 signatures

  6. Increase the National Living Wage for classroom assistants & teaching assistants

    Government responded – 20 July 2021

    There are no national pay scales for support staff in maintained schools, free schools, academies and independent schools. Support staff pay is determined by employers, to suit local contexts.

    10,851 signatures

  7. Extend furlough for aviation sector

    Government responded – 16 July 2021

    As restrictions are eased and international travel reopens, the current approach to CJRS strikes a balance between encouraging employees back to work, supporting the economy and protecting incomes.

    17,114 signatures

  8. Require all school staff receive training on SEN children

    Government responded – 13 July 2021

    To achieve Qualified Teacher Status, teachers must demonstrate in their training that they have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs.

    19,431 signatures

  9. 'Owen's Law' - Change the law around allergy labelling in UK restaurants

    Government responded – 14 July 2021

    We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Owen Carey, and to all those who have lost loved ones as a result of food allergies.

    12,740 signatures

  10. Require government ministers who break the law to be removed from post

    Government responded – 28 July 2021

    Ministers are under an overarching duty to comply with the law. It is for the courts to determine whether an act is unlawful and the appropriate remedy or consequences.

    16,956 signatures

  11. Make feeding horses/ponies and livestock a specific criminal offence

    Government responded – 9 July 2021

    The Government shares the public’s high regard for animal welfare and takes action on welfare issues. Our refreshed Countryside Code reminds the public to not feed livestock, horses or wild animals.

    10,268 signatures

  12. #Reggieslaw - Regulate online animal sales

    Government responded – 1 July 2021

    The Government shares the public’s high regard for animal welfare. We endorse the Pet Advertising Advisory Group’s work and support their actions to improve the traceability of online vendors.

    70,261 signatures

  13. Allow dancing at weddings before the 21st June and if lockdown gets extended

    Government responded – 5 July 2021

    Dancefloors and other spaces for dancing must remain closed due to the significant risk of transmission, except in the case of the couple’s first dance

    16,523 signatures

  14. Safeguard evidence-based therapy for children struggling with gender dysphoria

    Government responded – 5 July 2021

    Government will ban conversion therapy, maintain safeguards for young people from inappropriate interventions and uphold the independence of clinicians supporting those experiencing gender dysphoria.

    11,098 signatures

  15. Allow fully vaccinated people coming from red list countries to isolate at home

    Government responded – 6 July 2021

    Public health has always been our number one priority and we will not risk throwing away our hard-won achievements which have only been possible through the work of the British people

    50,750 signatures

  16. Mark Allen's Law - we want throwline stations around all bodies of open water

    Government responded – 1 July 2021

    This tragic loss of life highlights the importance of landowner's responsibility to assess and act on the risks posed by open bodies of water on their land.

    103,458 signatures

  17. Run a public awareness campaign to address driver aggression toward cyclists

    Government responded – 13 July 2021

    The Department for Transport is already reviewing The Highway Code to improve cyclist safety and doesn’t consider that a campaign along the lines specifically requested by this petition is necessary.

    19,970 signatures

  18. Do not require health and social care workers to take covid-19 vaccination

    Government responded – 29 June 2021

    There is a clear public health rationale for making COVID-19 vaccinations a condition of deployment in care homes in order to protect those who are most vulnerable to severe illness and death.

    109,290 signatures

  19. Protect the title Nurse in UK law

    Government responded – 1 July 2021

    The Department of Health and Social Care is reviewing the protection of titles as part of the ongoing government review of the regulation of healthcare professionals.

    28,503 signatures

  20. Make the use of free-running snares illegal for trapping wildlife

    Government responded – 25 June 2021

    The Government recognises that some people consider snares to be an inhumane and unnecessary means of trapping wild animals and will launch a call for evidence on the use of snares.

    27,910 signatures

  21. Launch a judge-led public inquiry into the Covid-19 pandemic

    Government responded – 25 June 2021

    On 12 May, the Prime Minister confirmed a statutory public inquiry, with full formal powers under the Inquiries Act 2005, will begin in Spring 2022.

    12,000 signatures

  22. Make dog on dog attacks a specific criminal offence

    Government responded – 24 June 2021

    Existing powers allow dog on dog attacks to be tackled effectively, including the issuing of Community Protection Notices and prosecution of offences under Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and Dogs Act 1871.

    12,685 signatures

  23. Require halal and kosher certified products be prominently labelled as such

    Government responded – 24 June 2021

    We plan to launch a consultation this year on what can be done through labelling to promote high standards of animal welfare, to ensure that consumers can have confidence in the food they buy.

    10,584 signatures

  24. Remove Turkey from the red list

    Government responded – 24 June 2021

    Turkey was placed on the red list on 12 May to help prevent the importation of variants of concern and to protect the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme at a critical time.

    48,833 signatures

  25. Commission an independent review of childcare funding and affordability

    Government responded – 23 June 2021

    The Government is not currently planning a review of the childcare system. Support is available to help with childcare costs, and the Government monitors the sustainability of childcare providers.

    113,422 signatures

  26. An public inquiry into the causes surrounding missing Black people

    Government responded – 22 June 2021

    The Government is focused on improving support for missing people from all backgrounds and to addressing racial and ethnic disparities, wherever these exist. It has no plans for a public inquiry.

    20,984 signatures

  27. Hold a binding referendum on the future of the TV licence.

    Government responded – 6 July 2021

    The government has committed to maintain the licence fee funding model for the duration of this Charter period, until 2027. The licence fee model will be reconsidered ahead of the next Charter Review.

    14,922 signatures

  28. Reduce the Tax exemption age for classic cars to 30 years.

    Government responded – 21 June 2021

    There are no current plans to reduce the tax exemption age for classic cars from 40 to 30 years. The Government has set 40 years as being a fair cut-off date to distinguish classic cars from old cars.

    14,755 signatures

  29. Allow ALL vaccinated British Expats to visit the UK without quarantining

    Government responded – 18 June 2021

    Public health has always been our number one priority and we will not risk throwing away our hard-won achievements which have only been possible through the work of the British people.

    64,497 signatures

  30. Urge the UN to intervene in Myanmar with a peace keeping force

    Government responded – 17 June 2021

    The UK has led a strong international response, including through our G7 Presidency and our leadership role at the UN Security Council. We will continue to explore all avenues to resolve this crisis.

    10,232 signatures

  31. Cancel plans to commission a new Royal Yacht

    Government responded – 17 June 2021

    The Government announced our intention to commission a National Flagship to promote British interests, trade and business. Its role will be distinct from that of any previous vessel.

    34,871 signatures

  32. Increase minimum and maximum sentences for all sexual offences

    Government responded – 15 June 2021

    We are committed to keeping people safe from all forms of sexual violence. Those found guilty of these horrendous crimes should receive sentences which reflect the seriousness of these offences.

    24,090 signatures

  33. VALERIE'S LAW Compulsory Training for Agencies Supporting Black DV Victims

    Government responded – 6 July 2021

    Current training on domestic abuse should include recognising the specific needs of victims due to their ethnicity or cultural background; Government does not feel it is necessary to mandate it.

    31,471 signatures

  34. Condemn Israel for their treatment of Palestine and Palestinians

    Government responded – 11 June 2021

    The UK’s role as a defender of international human rights is best realised when we engage constructively with our close partners. Unilateral condemnation will not serve the cause of peace.

    11,644 signatures

  35. Stamp duty holiday to be triggered upon exchange of contracts

    Government responded – 10 June 2021

    The SDLT Holiday was extended at Budget 2021 in order to benefit transactions which were unable to be completed by 31 March 2021. The government does not intend to change the SDLT trigger point.

    14,172 signatures

  36. Recognise Pagan handfasting as a legal form of marriage in England and Wales

    Government responded – 10 June 2021

    The Law Commission’s review of how and where people legally marry in England and Wales will make recommendations later this year to allow greater choice and respect individuals’ wishes and beliefs.

    11,163 signatures

  37. Allow non-professional singing in groups of more than six indoors

    Government responded – 9 June 2021

    The Government eased restrictions from Step 3 to allow up to 6 people to sing indoors. It is right that we take a cautious response and follow the views of public health experts.

    59,227 signatures

  38. Ban the sale of artificial grass

    Government responded – 8 June 2021

    The Government has no plans to ban the use of artificial grass.

    32,356 signatures

  39. UK Government to formally recognise the State of Palestine

    Government responded – 8 June 2021

    The UK will recognise a Palestinian state at a time when it best serves the objective of peace. We continue to encourage progress towards a negotiated two-state solution between the parties.

    130,961 signatures

  40. Introduce sanctions against Israel

    Government responded – 8 June 2021

    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.

    388,167 signatures

  41. Introduce an Independent Regulator for Football in England by December 2021

    Government responded – 7 June 2021

    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.

    142,883 signatures

  42. Sanction Hong Kong officials responsible for human rights violations

    Government responded – 7 June 2021

    We carefully consider sanctions designations. It is not appropriate to speculate who may be designated in the future or we risk reducing the impact of the designations.

    15,457 signatures

  43. Do not vaccinate children against COVID-19 until Phase 3 trials are complete

    Government responded – 7 June 2021

    The Government will continue to evaluate evidence and assess expert opinion before making a decision on routinely vaccinating children under 18 years old.

    72,890 signatures

  44. Add social workers to the professions it is an additional offence to assault

    Government responded – 20 July 2021

    Social workers have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic and we are grateful to the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) for bringing this issue to the fore.

    13,928 signatures

  45. Ban the use of peat in horticulture and all growing media by 2023.

    Government responded – 4 June 2021

    In the England Peat Action Plan, we have committed to publishing a consultation in 2021 on banning the sale of peat and peat containing products in the amateur sector by the end of this Parliament.

    11,916 signatures

  46. Prioritise brownfield development in law to protect our green belt and farmland

    Government responded – 3 June 2021

    The Government has no plans to introduce a legal requirement that all brownfield sites are fully developed before any development is allowed on non-brownfield land.

    13,839 signatures

  47. Allow Disabled People to Keep All Their Benefits if They Move in With a Partner

    Government responded – 3 June 2021

    Disabled people are entitled to Income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit if they meet conditions of entitlement depending on their income and capital of their household.

    26,328 signatures

  48. Increase curriculum content about water safety as part of swimming lessons

    Government responded – 3 June 2021

    The Department expresses its sincere condolences to the family of Dylan Ramsay and is working closely with water safety organisations to support schools to teach water safety effectively.

    108,202 signatures

  49. Fund adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) screening for children at birth.

    Government responded – 2 June 2021

    The UK National Screening Committee advises the Government on screening. It continually reviews the evidence for screening for adrenoleukodystrophy, and will publish its latest recommendation shortly.

    11,840 signatures

  50. Increase sentences relating to knife crime

    Government responded – 29 June 2021

    The government keeps offences and penalties under review. Minimum sentences are rarely used; there are currently no plans to introduce further minimum sentences in this area.

    51,575 signatures

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