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789 petitions

  1. Increase staffing to reduce waiting times for visas

    Government responded – 19 July 2022

    Staff have been surged from across our operations and other government departments to assist across a range of visa routes, including the Ukraine schemes.

    11,388 signatures

  2. Fund pay rise for police officers in line with inflation, plus 1%

    Government responded – 11 October 2022

    It would not be appropriate for the Government to make pay awards for police officers without meeting its legal duty to consider the recommendations of the independent Police Remuneration Review Body.

    68,062 signatures

  3. Set up an independent regulator to monitor and regulate vehicle fuel pricing

    Government responded – 12 July 2022

    Fuel is an important part of household expenditure. That is why the Government cut fuel duty and requested a review of competition in the market. That review will inform consideration of a watchdog.

    11,563 signatures

  4. End the UK’s membership of the World Health Organisation

    Government responded – 4 July 2022

    The Government believes the World Health Organization has a vital role in global health and views the International Health Regulations as important in protecting citizens from the spread of disease.

    22,498 signatures

  5. Prohibit 5G technology in the UK

    Government responded – 6 September 2022

    Exposure to radio waves from 5G technology is expected to remain low relative to the international guidelines. As such, the Government will not prohibit the installation and use of 5G technology.

    10,632 signatures

  6. Make people on disability benefits eligible for the £650 one off payment.

    Government responded – 11 October 2022

    6 million people in receipt of a qualifying disability benefit will receive a £150 payment in September. If they are in receipt of a qualifying benefit, they will also receive the £650 payment.

    24,649 signatures

  7. Require local authorities in England to permit motorcycles in bus lanes

    Government responded – 30 June 2022

    The Department already prescribes traffic signs that enable local authorities to allow motorcycles to use bus lanes during their hours of operation. Whether to do so is a decision for them.

    14,710 signatures

  8. Change legal definition of stillborn to include all delivered babies

    Government responded – 28 June 2022

    The Government recognises the tragedy of pregnancy loss and we are working to better understand what can be done for those who have lost a pregnancy through The Pregnancy Loss Review.

    20,225 signatures

  9. Stop the government's 'one way ticket' plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda

    Government responded – 27 June 2022

    The Government is committed to tackling illegal migration and breaking the business model of evil people smuggling gangs. Rwanda is safe and secure, with a track record of supporting asylum seekers.

    12,967 signatures

  10. Negotiate re-entry to the Single Market

    Government responded – 24 June 2022

    Leaving the EU was the democratic wish of the British public. The Government is now focussed on implementing the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, ensuring it delivers for our citizens and businesses.

    12,966 signatures

  11. Review the euthanasia of animals in the UK and impose reporting requirements

    Government responded – 23 June 2022

    Existing vet requirements already protect animals from unnecessary euthanasia. There is no evidence of widespread unnecessary euthanasia requiring a government review or new reporting requirement.

    12,991 signatures

  12. Make it a legal duty to report when a dog attacks or kills a cat

    Government responded – 22 June 2022

    We recognise how painful it is to lose a pet and not know what happened. We will continue to work with local authorities to develop best practice to help reunite dead pets with their owners.

    14,182 signatures

  13. Automatically suspend PR rights of parent guilty of murdering the other parent.

    Government responded – 16 June 2022

    The court can limit the exercise of parental responsibility, if in the best interests of the child. In the most serious cases this can effectively amount to removing all parental powers and authority.

    130,179 signatures

  14. Ban the sale and use of artificial grass for residential properties

    Government responded – 16 June 2022

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

    10,901 signatures

  15. Do not build two new prisons at Wethersfield Air Base

    Government responded – 15 June 2022

    The Government is undertaking the largest prison build programme in more than a century, one of the sites being considered is Wethersfield Air Base, a planning application has not yet been submitted.

    10,269 signatures

  16. Introduce independent body to enforce the ministerial code on ministers.

    Government responded – 15 June 2022

    The Government is accountable to Parliament and the British people. The Prime Minister issues and upholds the Ministerial Code in line with his position as head of Her Majesty’s Government.

    54,709 signatures

  17. Increase statutory maternity pay in line with cost of living crisis

    Government responded – 13 June 2022

    The Government has no plans to increase Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP). The standard rate of SMP is reviewed annually and is generally increased in line with CPI.

    38,606 signatures

  18. Exempt charities using IPAFFS from ban on importing animals from Eastern Europe

    Government responded – 8 June 2022

    Great Britain has suspended the commercial import of dogs, cats and ferrets from Belarus, Poland, Romania or Ukraine due to the potential risk to human and animal health and cases of non-compliances.

    18,574 signatures

  19. Increase benefits in line with current levels of inflation

    Government responded – 6 June 2022

    We are providing over £15bn of support for those with the greatest need. This is in addition to the £22bn announced previously, with support for the cost of living totalling over £37bn this year.

    13,879 signatures

  20. Introduce an "Ecological Damage Tax" on Astroturf Lawns / Artificial Grass

    Government responded – 31 May 2022

    There are no current plans to introduce a tax on artificial grass. The government keeps all tax policy under review.

    26,442 signatures

  21. Do not sign any WHO Pandemic Treaty unless it is approved via public referendum

    Government responded – 27 May 2022

    To protect lives, the economy and future generations from future pandemics, the UK government supports a new legally-binding instrument to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.

    156,086 signatures

  22. Ban commercial breeding for laboratories. Implement reform to approve & use NAMs

    Government responded – 27 May 2022

    The use of animals in science supports the development of new medicines and the safety of our environment, for the benefit of humans and animals, and is only permitted when there are no alternatives.

    102,230 signatures

  23. Fund Evusheld the preventative COVID19 antibody for immunocompromised

    Government responded – 25 May 2022

    The Government recognises the concerns of immunocompromised people, and is actively exploring all available evidence on Evusheld in order to make decisions around its use in the UK.

    18,918 signatures

  24. Hold a referendum in Greater Manchester on removing the position of Mayor

    Government responded – 5 July 2022

    Removing the Mayor of Greater Manchester would cost taxpayers significantly. Local leadership is key to levelling up and we are negotiating new devolution deals – not removing those already in place.

    10,453 signatures

  25. Seek to rejoin the EU

    Government responded – 18 May 2022

    The UK has left the EU, fulfilling the Government’s manifesto commitment to take back control of our money, borders and laws. This was the democratically-expressed wish of the British public.

    11,757 signatures

  26. Do not reduce staff-child ratios in early years childcare

    Government responded – 17 May 2022

    We will consult in the summer on moving to the Scottish ratios for two-year-olds, from a ratio of 1:4 to 1:5. We will engage fully with the sector and parents/carers on this proposed change.

    109,488 signatures

  27. Make Graduate visa extendable and count towards permanent residency

    Government responded – 16 May 2022

    The Government does not support this proposal. The Graduate route allows eligible graduates to remain in the UK for up to 3 years, with the opportunity to switch into a route to permanent settlement.

    15,760 signatures

  28. Ensure Trans people are fully protected under any conversion therapy ban

    Government responded – 12 May 2022

    We will introduce a ban protecting everyone from attempts to change their sexual orientation. Recognising the complexity of issues we will consider the issue of transgender conversion therapy further.

    149,167 signatures

  29. Fund research into Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW)

    Government responded – 12 May 2022

    Adverse reactions from topical steroid withdrawal can occur following long-term or incorrect use of these medicines. The Government welcomes high-quality research to further understand this issue.

    14,676 signatures

  30. Give U.K. pensioners living abroad increases with parity as those in the U.K.

    Government responded – 10 May 2022

    There are no plans to change the policy. The Government continues to up-rate the State Pension where there is a legal requirement to do so.

    11,291 signatures

  31. Provide an energy grant to people with a disability or serious medical condition

    Government responded – 14 June 2022

    The Government will provide approximately six million people across the UK, who receive certain disability benefits, with a one-off payment of £150 in September 2022.

    16,303 signatures

  32. Require all public rights of way be accessible to pedestrians, horses & bicycles

    Government responded – 14 June 2022

    As local authorities already have responsibility for managing public rights of way for the benefit of users the Government feels it is not necessary to implement the changes set out in the petition.

    18,276 signatures

  33. Make parking at work permanently free for all NHS workers

    Government responded – 27 April 2022

    Free hospital parking for NHS staff was a time-limited measure during the pandemic. It is right to end this now as we learn to live with the virus. Free parking for staff working overnight remains.

    16,336 signatures

  34. Require schools provide a vegan meal option every day

    Government responded – 25 April 2022

    Head teachers and governors set their schools’ food policies. We expect them to act reasonably and to work with parents to provide choices that meet dietary and cultural needs, including veganism.

    26,005 signatures

  35. Make it unlawful for shops to refuse cash payments.

    Government responded – 25 April 2022

    The government does not plan to mandate cash acceptance. Businesses are able to choose the forms of payment they accept. The government’s proposals for legislation support cash acceptance.

    33,498 signatures

  36. Pledge any necessary military support to defend Ukraine

    Government responded – 22 April 2022

    The UK continues to respond decisively to Russia’s unprovoked and sustained attack of Ukraine. We will continue to supply military and humanitarian support to help Ukraine defend its sovereignty.

    50,321 signatures

  37. Review management of ADHD assessments and increase funding

    Government responded – 21 April 2022

    It is vital to have timely assessments for ADHD so people can get the right support. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence have clear guidelines on improving assessments and diagnosis.

    10,573 signatures

  38. Require schools to make Friday a part of the school weekend

    Government responded – 21 April 2022

    The government has no plans to require schools to make Friday part of the weekend. Regular attendance at school is vital for children’s education, well-being and long term development.

    148,136 signatures

  39. Make it a specific criminal offence to supply drugs to children under 16

    Government responded – 21 April 2022

    Protecting children from harm is a priority for government. However as existing offences already apply for drug supply, we have no plans to make it a specific offence to supply a child with drugs.

    10,275 signatures

  40. Suspend Section 25 of the Landlord and Tenant Act (Grounds C to G)

    Government responded – 21 April 2022

    The Government has no plans to suspend Section 25 of the Landlord and Tenant Act. Further intervention in the commercial property market should be made only after the upcoming review has reported.

    46,054 signatures

  41. Increase the state pension to £19,760 a year (£380 a week)

    Government responded – 14 April 2022

    The Government has no plans to match State Pension and the NLW, which serve different purposes. We have never paid our pensioners more, spending over £134 billion on pensioner benefits this year.

    52,774 signatures

  42. Allow consumers the right to refuse the £200 energy rebate

    Government responded – 14 April 2022

    The £200 reduction on consumers’ bills will be recouped over five years from 2023. Policy details are in development and will be reviewed following the conclusion of the public consultation.

    13,890 signatures

  43. Offer fast track asylum to any Ukrainians displaced due to the invasion

    Government responded – 12 April 2022

    We delivered a generous response for Ukrainians, with 3 schemes to help them come to the UK, the first of their kind in the world. They offer greater security than asylum, and have no cap on numbers.

    10,929 signatures

  44. Make provisions for telemedicine for early abortions permanent in England

    Government responded – 12 April 2022

    On 30 March 2022, Parliament voted in favour of making home use for early medical abortion permanent. Further detail on the measure permanently coming into force will be set out in due course.

    15,825 signatures

  45. Ensure global and equitable access to vaccines, tests, treatments, and PPE.

    Government responded – 8 April 2022

    The UK’s G7 Presidency committed to ending the pandemic in 2022. The UK has committed up to £1.4 billion to support this, including funding for access to vaccines, tests, treatments, and PPE.

    11,605 signatures

  46. Waive visa requirement for Ukrainian refugees.

    Government responded – 6 April 2022

    Visas provide clarity and stability to an individual having moved from another country following horrific events. They also act to prevent incidents of adult and child human trafficking.

    188,650 signatures

  47. End the ban on fracking

    Government responded – 14 June 2022

    The Government does not agree we should lift the pause on hydraulic fracturing at this time given the lack of new, compelling evidence that shale gas extraction can be done safely.

    18,820 signatures

  48. Delay removal of red diesel entitlement from the construction industry

    Government responded – 30 March 2022

    The Government has no plans to delay the removal of the entitlement to use red diesel from the construction industry from April 2022.

    16,231 signatures

  49. Require universities to refund students during any strike action

    Government responded – 30 March 2022

    The Government encourages universities to deliver the high-quality teaching that students have paid for and to consider mitigating the impact of lost teaching.

    12,291 signatures

  50. Fund OPTUNE brain cancer treatment for NHS patients

    Government responded – 30 March 2022

    Guidelines recommend tumour-treating fields, such as OPTUNE, should not be offered for NHS patients. However, the Government recognises the importance of research and new treatments for brain tumours.

    35,574 signatures

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