Abolish EYFS

The Early Years Foundation Stage was the ultimate socialist act of social engineering in the early years sector, The use of public money to regulate pre school years care was unbelievable. The attempt to place childminders, nursery schools and schools on an equal footing is absurd. Childminders are small businesses who trade from their homes and yet they have been asked to be like schools who have resources way beyond any childminder. The whole EYFS process needed to be implemented, trained, monitored and audited which all costs money. Yet there is less money available to the child. Scrap EYFS with immediate effect and use some of the money saved to fund free childcare in a variety of settings. EYFS has been a bandwagon for insecure women to jump onto in order to raise their status and worth. We all now a good mum when we see one. Furthermore, a series of other regulations somehow followed ie food hygiene, hire cars, HSW, etc etc

Why is this idea important?

The Early Years Foundation Stage was the ultimate socialist act of social engineering in the early years sector, The use of public money to regulate pre school years care was unbelievable. The attempt to place childminders, nursery schools and schools on an equal footing is absurd. Childminders are small businesses who trade from their homes and yet they have been asked to be like schools who have resources way beyond any childminder. The whole EYFS process needed to be implemented, trained, monitored and audited which all costs money. Yet there is less money available to the child. Scrap EYFS with immediate effect and use some of the money saved to fund free childcare in a variety of settings. EYFS has been a bandwagon for insecure women to jump onto in order to raise their status and worth. We all now a good mum when we see one. Furthermore, a series of other regulations somehow followed ie food hygiene, hire cars, HSW, etc etc

Repeal Doorstep Selling Regulations

The doorstep selling regulations are an uneccessary EU imposition which the labour government introduced with no warning. As a tradesman they are a stupid set of rules which i try to comply with but only seem to confuse my customers. Just let trading standards route out bad tradesmen – existing criminal and civil laws have worked well for many years – and trading standards don't have time to implement the new rules.

Why is this idea important?

The doorstep selling regulations are an uneccessary EU imposition which the labour government introduced with no warning. As a tradesman they are a stupid set of rules which i try to comply with but only seem to confuse my customers. Just let trading standards route out bad tradesmen – existing criminal and civil laws have worked well for many years – and trading standards don't have time to implement the new rules.

End IR35 immediately

IR35 was introduced to stop tax evasion and raise £300 million.  It did neither and just made it much more difficult for small business owners.  Many independent contractors have been caught up in expensive measures to demonstrate that they are not nor have any intention to be employees of the companies to whom they supply services.  They do not receive any of the benefits of being employees (holidays, sickness, benefits, pensions, training, expenses, etc,).

In addition, many badly worded confusing, often contradictory and regularly changed "questions" were put into PAYE and personal tax returns. 

Simply repeal IR35 and all references to service companies.  By all means make sure everyone pays the correct amount of tax, but  end this failed law.

Why is this idea important?

IR35 was introduced to stop tax evasion and raise £300 million.  It did neither and just made it much more difficult for small business owners.  Many independent contractors have been caught up in expensive measures to demonstrate that they are not nor have any intention to be employees of the companies to whom they supply services.  They do not receive any of the benefits of being employees (holidays, sickness, benefits, pensions, training, expenses, etc,).

In addition, many badly worded confusing, often contradictory and regularly changed "questions" were put into PAYE and personal tax returns. 

Simply repeal IR35 and all references to service companies.  By all means make sure everyone pays the correct amount of tax, but  end this failed law.

Reducing the burdens on businesses

The Government is committed to ending the culture of ‘tick-box’ regulation, and instead target inspections on high-risk organisations.

Which inspections are the most burdensome for your business – including the preparation time you feel you need for these, or when complying with regulations?

Why is this idea important?

The Government is committed to ending the culture of ‘tick-box’ regulation, and instead target inspections on high-risk organisations.

Which inspections are the most burdensome for your business – including the preparation time you feel you need for these, or when complying with regulations?

Eliminating the disadvantages of EU rules

The Government is committed to ending the so-called ‘gold-plating’ of EU rules.

Do you have examples of how your business has been disadvantaged when competing for business in Europe, because of differences in the way EU rules are implemented in the UK compared to other countries?

Why is this idea important?

The Government is committed to ending the so-called ‘gold-plating’ of EU rules.

Do you have examples of how your business has been disadvantaged when competing for business in Europe, because of differences in the way EU rules are implemented in the UK compared to other countries?