Bring Life back to the High Street and Local Store

Cap the number of out of town shopping centres, give high streets free nearby parking, give incentives to councils to approve planning for high street shops.

Why is this idea important?

Cap the number of out of town shopping centres, give high streets free nearby parking, give incentives to councils to approve planning for high street shops.

Allow married couples to share their tax allowance

Non working spouses should be able to transfer their full tax allowance to their working partner. Income tax should be calculated on a joint basis for married and co-habiting couples. Non working spouses who choose not to work do not claim benefits and are financially supported by their working spouses so are not a burden to the state – if anything they free up jobs for those that need them. The government should support parents that make this choice by allowing them to Share income tax allowance.

Why is this idea important?

Non working spouses should be able to transfer their full tax allowance to their working partner. Income tax should be calculated on a joint basis for married and co-habiting couples. Non working spouses who choose not to work do not claim benefits and are financially supported by their working spouses so are not a burden to the state – if anything they free up jobs for those that need them. The government should support parents that make this choice by allowing them to Share income tax allowance.

Abolish the requirement for Babies to have full Passports

10 years ago a parent could write the names and dates of birth of their dependants on their passport. Now airlines require a full passport for children and even newborn babies. The photo regulations specify that babies must be upright, not crying , eyes open, against a white background, their arms and hands not in shot, no dummies or toys in shot, if an adult needs to support the baby then the adults arms must not be in shot. Anyone that has ever tried this will know it is ridiculous. What use is the photo anyway when babies change so much. This is also a big expense and a lot of admin for a new parent.

Why is this idea important?

10 years ago a parent could write the names and dates of birth of their dependants on their passport. Now airlines require a full passport for children and even newborn babies. The photo regulations specify that babies must be upright, not crying , eyes open, against a white background, their arms and hands not in shot, no dummies or toys in shot, if an adult needs to support the baby then the adults arms must not be in shot. Anyone that has ever tried this will know it is ridiculous. What use is the photo anyway when babies change so much. This is also a big expense and a lot of admin for a new parent.