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28 petitions

  1. Cancel HS2 and use the money for the NHS and local economies, post Covid-19.

    Government responded – 1 June 2020

    The Government is doing whatever is necessary to deal with Covid-19 now, while continuing to invest in the country’s future infrastructure. That is why we are getting on with HS2.

    35,674 signatures

  2. Extend grants immediately to small businesses outside of SBRR

    Government responded – 29 May 2020

    The business grants schemes are helping many thousands of small businesses and are just one part of the Government’s unprecedented package of support for business during the Covid-19 crisis.

    25,448 signatures

  3. Provide COVID19 income support for the newly self-employed, without HMRC records

    Government responded – 28 May 2020

    The recently self-employed can access a range of financial support. However, to protect against fraud, only those with tax records for 2018-19 qualify for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

    15,295 signatures

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

    Government responded – 27 May 2020

    The Government has ensured that financial support is in place for supply staff on long-term contracts, and has published guidance for schools, and the school workforce, available on the Dfe website.

    12,986 signatures

  5. Make COVID19 testing available to teaching staff caring for pupils.

    Government responded – 26 May 2020

    All symptomatic individuals over 5 across the UK can now receive access to a covid-19 test to confirm whether they currently have the virus.

    35,110 signatures

  6. Refund university students for 3rd Semester Tuition 2020

    Government responded – 19 May 2020

    HE providers must deliver high quality courses. If students are unhappy they should first complain to their provider and if their concerns are unresolved they can ask OIA to consider their complaint.

    105,826 signatures

  7. Refund university rent and tuition fees due to coronavirus

    Government responded – 19 May 2020

    The Government encourages universities and private halls providers to be fair in their decisions about rent charges for this period.

    14,179 signatures

  8. Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19

    Government responded – 14 May 2020

    The UK’s Maternity Leave offer is already amongst the most generous in the World – up to 52 weeks of leave are available, 39 weeks of which are paid – and we currently have no plans to extend it.

    223,942 signatures

  9. Allow gyms and leisure centres to reopen

    Government responded – 13 May 2020

    The Government recognises the importance of physical activity to the nation’s wellbeing and is working with the leisure sector to reopen facilities as soon as possible in a safe and controlled way.

    32,202 signatures

  10. Cut beer duty for at least 12 months, so pubs can survive after the covid virus.

    Government responded – 6 May 2020

    The Government has announced an unprecedented package of support for individuals and businesses to mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19, which will directly benefit the pubs sector.

    26,192 signatures

  11. Coronavirus Support Package for Directors / Shareholders of small Limited Co's.

    Government responded – 28 April 2020

    The Government has announced an unprecedented package of measures to support public services, workers and businesses through Coronavirus, many of which are specifically aimed at small companies.

    71,759 signatures

  12. Extended Visas indefinitely for International Students.

    Government responded – 28 April 2020

    Any student whose visa expires before 31 May can contact the Coronavirus Immigration Team to get their visa extended until 31 May. This will be reviewed before 31 May.

    14,771 signatures

  13. Give all key workers a 100% tax and Nat. Ins. holiday through COVID-19 crisis

    Government responded – 27 April 2020

    The Government has announced an unprecedented package of measures to support public services and workers through Coronavirus, targeting support where it’s needed most.

    143,494 signatures

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

    Government responded – 20 April 2020

    Social care provides vital support. We are providing councils with additional funding and supporting the workforce in responding to COVID-19 and will bring forward a plan for social care this year.

    42,669 signatures

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

    Government responded – 17 April 2020

    Agency workers, workers on zero-hour contracts, and the self-employed can get support from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-employment Income Support Scheme, subject to eligibility.

    20,973 signatures

  16. Require councils to suspend council tax payments during the coronavirus outbreak

    Government responded – 15 April 2020

    The Government is providing comprehensive support to individuals and households impacted by Covid-19, including a £500 million hardship fund for those in receipt of working age council tax support.

    105,636 signatures

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

    Government responded – 14 April 2020

    The Government has announced a comprehensive package of support for individuals and businesses which will directly benefit providers of childcare.

    105,630 signatures

  18. Extend the transition; delay negotiations until after the coronavirus outbreak

    Government responded – 9 April 2020

    The transition period ends on 31 December 2020, as enshrined in UK law. The Prime Minister has made clear he has no intention of changing this. We remain fully committed to negotiations with the EU.

    76,103 signatures

  19. Release HMP Prisoners due to COVID-19 - temporary release, licence, tag, curfew

    Government responded – 8 April 2020

    The Government has announced up to 4000 low risk and vulnerable offenders will be temporarily released. They will be subject to strict licence conditions, risk assessment, and electronic monitoring.

    49,203 signatures

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

    Government responded – 8 April 2020

    Keeping airports and seaports open is critical to maintaining essential services and supplies including food, medicines and medical equipment, and facilitating the repatriation of Britons from abroad.

    15,536 signatures

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

    Government responded – 6 April 2020

    The Government has introduced emergency legislation in response to the pandemic. The Coronavirus Act 2020 allows a suspension of the duty on parents to secure regular school attendance for their child

    90,062 signatures

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

    Government responded – 30 March 2020

    Schools closed by the end of the day on Friday 20 March. Affecting schools, colleges, and early years settings in England, except for children of critical workers and the most vulnerable children.

    683,633 signatures

  23. Suspend sanctions against Iran for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic

    Government responded – 30 March 2020

    The UK lifted economic sanctions on Iran as part of the nuclear deal. There is no evidence remaining sanctions, targeted at nuclear and human rights concerns, affect Iran’s ability to fight Covid-19.

    14,302 signatures

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

    Government responded – 30 March 2020

    The Government does not believe a Universal Basic Income is the best method to tackle the extraordinary situation resulting from COVID-19, because it does not target help to those who need it most.

    112,342 signatures

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

    Government responded – 27 March 2020

    The Government has announced a series of measures to provide economic support to businesses and their staff to help to mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19. Further detail can be found on gov.uk.

    152,109 signatures

  26. Include self-employed in statutory sick pay during Coronavirus

    Government responded – 26 March 2020

    It would not be appropriate to require the self-employed to pay themselves statutory sick pay, as they are their own employer. The welfare system provides a safety net to support the self-employed.

    697,461 signatures

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

    Government responded – 24 March 2020

    The Government’s number one priority is the safety of students and staff. The DfE is working with universities to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, based on guidance from Public Health England.

    123,712 signatures

  28. Implement UK lockdown for preventing spread of COVID19

    Government responded – 19 March 2020

    We understand the public’s concern and are doing everything we can to combat the outbreak. We will continue to evolve our response based on the latest and best scientific and medical advice.

    408,482 signatures

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