Repeal COUNCIL TAX (ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT REGULATIONS) 1992 et al

Scrap this intrusive and draconian law which robs us of our privacy in our own home, makes criminals out of innocent people and generates ridiculous amounts of paperwork for local councils.

It is wrong that if you do not fill in the form within 14 days you are comitting a criminal offence.

It is wrong that you can be charged and or fined for the expenses in officials  coming to yoru home to interrogate you and your family.

The powers of the act have been increased beyone what is reasonable in subsequent acts in 1993,1998, and 2003.

Why is this idea important?

Scrap this intrusive and draconian law which robs us of our privacy in our own home, makes criminals out of innocent people and generates ridiculous amounts of paperwork for local councils.

It is wrong that if you do not fill in the form within 14 days you are comitting a criminal offence.

It is wrong that you can be charged and or fined for the expenses in officials  coming to yoru home to interrogate you and your family.

The powers of the act have been increased beyone what is reasonable in subsequent acts in 1993,1998, and 2003.

ABOLISH ALL BONUSES

The pay for a job should be the pay. Bonuses are obscene, unfair, clearly unrelated to performance and are creating a massive drain on public money that is needed more justly for front line services.

Why is this idea important?

The pay for a job should be the pay. Bonuses are obscene, unfair, clearly unrelated to performance and are creating a massive drain on public money that is needed more justly for front line services.

Abolish the time limit on paying retrospective National Insurance Contributions

Abolish the time limit on paying retrospective National Insurance Contributions

 

If you have a hole in your NI record, either because you did not have a job yet did not claim benefits,or because your employer did not pass on the deductions he took from your pay, then you can make voluntary contributions to fill in the gap – but only up to a certain time. After that time it is too late. People who wish to pay into the state coffers should not have to do it within a time limit.  It may be that you only find out about the gap when it is too late, as in the case of the employer defaulting.

Why is this idea important?

Abolish the time limit on paying retrospective National Insurance Contributions

 

If you have a hole in your NI record, either because you did not have a job yet did not claim benefits,or because your employer did not pass on the deductions he took from your pay, then you can make voluntary contributions to fill in the gap – but only up to a certain time. After that time it is too late. People who wish to pay into the state coffers should not have to do it within a time limit.  It may be that you only find out about the gap when it is too late, as in the case of the employer defaulting.

Repeal Laws which Prevent Working From Home

Most residential tenancies and many mortgage agreements specificlally state that the person is not allowed to operate a business from their home.

Running a business from home might be as simple as buying and selling things on ebay, designing websites or doing some kind of handicraft to sell. These types of things cause no problem for anyone else and so all restrictions in local authority or landlord and tenant law should be lifted.

Why is this idea important?

Most residential tenancies and many mortgage agreements specificlally state that the person is not allowed to operate a business from their home.

Running a business from home might be as simple as buying and selling things on ebay, designing websites or doing some kind of handicraft to sell. These types of things cause no problem for anyone else and so all restrictions in local authority or landlord and tenant law should be lifted.

Free us from the threat of nuclear war, and financial ruin through Trident

Maintain the exisiting conventional military forces and capabilities, but do not renew  or Trident and take immediate steps towards getting rid of  nuclear weapons for the reasons outlined below, as well as the obvious massive cost saving of up to 130 billion pounds. (The Guardian 13/9/09)

As long as we hold nuclear weapons, then we are also a target for the nuclear weapons of other states.

Although the cold war is over, there are many newer states who are now nuclear powers and we cannot assume that friendly relations will always prevail, The new nuclear states include, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, India, Syria, and North Korea. Each new state that has nuclear arms and an unstable political climate brings the world one step closer to mutually assured destruction (MAD).

Nuclear weapons, finally, are illegal in general use, and there is no point having something if you cannot use it. 

The International Court of Justice in the Hague, ruled in on July 8th 1996

"The threat or use of nuclear weapons would generally be contrary to the rules of international law applicable in armed conflict, and in particular the principles and rules of humanitarian law … There exists an obligation to pursue in good faith and bring to a conclusion negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament in all its aspects under strict and effective international control."

It is time to stop pretending that this did not happen, and set a good example to the world by getting rid of our weapons of mass destruction inline with our promise made in the year 2000 and our obligations under the Non Proliferation Treaty.

http://www.armscontrol.org/act/2003_12/Bunn

Why is this idea important?

Maintain the exisiting conventional military forces and capabilities, but do not renew  or Trident and take immediate steps towards getting rid of  nuclear weapons for the reasons outlined below, as well as the obvious massive cost saving of up to 130 billion pounds. (The Guardian 13/9/09)

As long as we hold nuclear weapons, then we are also a target for the nuclear weapons of other states.

Although the cold war is over, there are many newer states who are now nuclear powers and we cannot assume that friendly relations will always prevail, The new nuclear states include, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, India, Syria, and North Korea. Each new state that has nuclear arms and an unstable political climate brings the world one step closer to mutually assured destruction (MAD).

Nuclear weapons, finally, are illegal in general use, and there is no point having something if you cannot use it. 

The International Court of Justice in the Hague, ruled in on July 8th 1996

"The threat or use of nuclear weapons would generally be contrary to the rules of international law applicable in armed conflict, and in particular the principles and rules of humanitarian law … There exists an obligation to pursue in good faith and bring to a conclusion negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament in all its aspects under strict and effective international control."

It is time to stop pretending that this did not happen, and set a good example to the world by getting rid of our weapons of mass destruction inline with our promise made in the year 2000 and our obligations under the Non Proliferation Treaty.

http://www.armscontrol.org/act/2003_12/Bunn

Freedom to grow cannabis for personal use.

Freedom to grow and dry cannabis if it is

*for personal use only

*not for resale or supply to others

*not grown with propagation equipment and lights, but naturally

*the grower is over the age of 21

*in your own home or garden, and not on an allotment or public space, or someone else's land.

Why is this idea important?

Freedom to grow and dry cannabis if it is

*for personal use only

*not for resale or supply to others

*not grown with propagation equipment and lights, but naturally

*the grower is over the age of 21

*in your own home or garden, and not on an allotment or public space, or someone else's land.

Keep the Right to Homeopathy on the NHS

The Royal Homeopathic Hospital and some others provide a good service that is, in my experience, as effective as conventional medication. There has been a witch hunt against homeopathy in recent years and it is under threat. I wish to  protect my right to homeopathy on the NHS, and l propose that it should be available nationally, not just a postcode lottery.

Why is this idea important?

The Royal Homeopathic Hospital and some others provide a good service that is, in my experience, as effective as conventional medication. There has been a witch hunt against homeopathy in recent years and it is under threat. I wish to  protect my right to homeopathy on the NHS, and l propose that it should be available nationally, not just a postcode lottery.

Freedom for temporary trading, pop-up businesses and one-off events for profit.

It should be easier and simpler to allow people to trade on  a temporary basis, Please free them from the laborious paperwork and rregistration equirements which inhibit initiative.

This would enable people to  viably test their business ideas out and learn before taking the leap into self-employment

Encourage financial self-sufficiency and innovation.

Give an opportunity for those who are disabled or too ill to work full time to help themselves when they can.

Encourage the use of temporary shop premises between long-lets, preventing them from beign squatted or beign an empty eyesore on the High Street.

Why is this idea important?

It should be easier and simpler to allow people to trade on  a temporary basis, Please free them from the laborious paperwork and rregistration equirements which inhibit initiative.

This would enable people to  viably test their business ideas out and learn before taking the leap into self-employment

Encourage financial self-sufficiency and innovation.

Give an opportunity for those who are disabled or too ill to work full time to help themselves when they can.

Encourage the use of temporary shop premises between long-lets, preventing them from beign squatted or beign an empty eyesore on the High Street.

Allow established illegal immigrants a chance to “buy” their citizenship

There are many illegal immigrants who have entered the UK and been living invisibly and working on the black economy because they do not have official documents. I believe there should be an amnesty window, and those who are living underground as it were, could buy their citizenship by paying a very large fine for the illegal entry, which could be spread over some years like the student loan system. As someone with the status of a probationary immigrant, they would be allowed to work legally and contribute to the economy, and also pay a higher tax rate for a while to compensate for the years they could not pay tax, as we have no way of knowing or proving what they earned or how they survived during the time they were invisible.

The probationary citizen period would end when the fine was totally paid off. I would suggest the figure shoudl be around 12-15,000 per person. Once they are working legally, deductions could be made at source at a rate that is deemed managable so they do not suffer hardship, or the fine scheme be too offputting.

Why is this idea important?

There are many illegal immigrants who have entered the UK and been living invisibly and working on the black economy because they do not have official documents. I believe there should be an amnesty window, and those who are living underground as it were, could buy their citizenship by paying a very large fine for the illegal entry, which could be spread over some years like the student loan system. As someone with the status of a probationary immigrant, they would be allowed to work legally and contribute to the economy, and also pay a higher tax rate for a while to compensate for the years they could not pay tax, as we have no way of knowing or proving what they earned or how they survived during the time they were invisible.

The probationary citizen period would end when the fine was totally paid off. I would suggest the figure shoudl be around 12-15,000 per person. Once they are working legally, deductions could be made at source at a rate that is deemed managable so they do not suffer hardship, or the fine scheme be too offputting.

Raffles – remove requirement to register.

Anyone holding a raffle is supposed to register and get permission. On tickets of larger raffles you will see the name and the address of the promoter. Most raffles however are quite small and involve generic raffle tickets bought from stationers, involve relatively few people and may only last a few hours for the duration of an event. The requirement to register is largely ignored in practice by the general public for these smaller raffles, so you may as well remove the law which states that the raffle shoudl be registered.

Why is this idea important?

Anyone holding a raffle is supposed to register and get permission. On tickets of larger raffles you will see the name and the address of the promoter. Most raffles however are quite small and involve generic raffle tickets bought from stationers, involve relatively few people and may only last a few hours for the duration of an event. The requirement to register is largely ignored in practice by the general public for these smaller raffles, so you may as well remove the law which states that the raffle shoudl be registered.

Repeal the Child Poverty Act 2010

Scrap this unnecessary legislation. Children do not have their own income on the whole, nor can they own property. Their relative wealth or poverty is intrinsically tied up with that of their parents, and so the real issue is family or household poverty. The term "child poverty" is almost Dickensian in it's sentimentality and the whole issue seems to be one of PR and vote winning rather than any sensible, necessary measure.

Why is this idea important?

Scrap this unnecessary legislation. Children do not have their own income on the whole, nor can they own property. Their relative wealth or poverty is intrinsically tied up with that of their parents, and so the real issue is family or household poverty. The term "child poverty" is almost Dickensian in it's sentimentality and the whole issue seems to be one of PR and vote winning rather than any sensible, necessary measure.

Remove Child Benefit and Pregnancy Grant for under 21’s

End the financial incentives for young people to get pregnant early in life by axing the pregnancy grant and restricting Child Benefit to those over the age of 21. This will encourage people to think of a career, stay in education, learn a trade or otherwise contribut to society.

Why is this idea important?

End the financial incentives for young people to get pregnant early in life by axing the pregnancy grant and restricting Child Benefit to those over the age of 21. This will encourage people to think of a career, stay in education, learn a trade or otherwise contribut to society.