Let the public know more about the inner workings of Housing Associations

The current legislation of Housing Associations isnt possible to be viewed or discussed openly. There are huge issues surrounding selling off housing stock and also problems with management. Complaints procedures internally are often unfairly weighted in favour of the housing association. The best way to go forward would be to be more helpful about complaints and stop the denial. Also stop selling housing stock next to private properties, since the two don’t mix.

Why is this idea important?

The current legislation of Housing Associations isnt possible to be viewed or discussed openly. There are huge issues surrounding selling off housing stock and also problems with management. Complaints procedures internally are often unfairly weighted in favour of the housing association. The best way to go forward would be to be more helpful about complaints and stop the denial. Also stop selling housing stock next to private properties, since the two don’t mix.

Absent foreign parent who doesnt pay maintenance or comply with UK regs should not have UK Passport renewed

When a British subject marries a foreign national, if the marriage fails then the contributing parent should comply or lose the right to a British passport. No responsibilies – no rights.

Why is this idea important?

When a British subject marries a foreign national, if the marriage fails then the contributing parent should comply or lose the right to a British passport. No responsibilies – no rights.

The Legalisation Of Ecstasy

I think ecstasy should be legalised, this isn’t just me saying “Oh yea this drug is cool! Lets ask people to get it legalised!”

Im making an extremely valid point when saying the legalisation of safe drugs (Drugs that have not shown any worse side effects than ones that are already mainstream and legal, after many many years of use)could actually make the public safer than stereotypically thought

Why is this idea important?

I think ecstasy should be legalised, this isn’t just me saying “Oh yea this drug is cool! Lets ask people to get it legalised!”

Im making an extremely valid point when saying the legalisation of safe drugs (Drugs that have not shown any worse side effects than ones that are already mainstream and legal, after many many years of use)could actually make the public safer than stereotypically thought

JSA and gaining employment

When those receiving JSA find a part time job their JSA is removed pond for pound save the first £5 earned. This is a serious disincentive for a person to take a part-time job for less than the JSA, for example accepting a job cleaning for 8 hour s week on min wage would earn that person around £50 however they will only see £5 of that increase because their JSA will be reduced by £45 effectively, they will be working for 50p an hour. No incentive at all!
So my idea is …..
To reduce JSA on a sliding percentage of the earnings.

Why is this idea important?

When those receiving JSA find a part time job their JSA is removed pond for pound save the first £5 earned. This is a serious disincentive for a person to take a part-time job for less than the JSA, for example accepting a job cleaning for 8 hour s week on min wage would earn that person around £50 however they will only see £5 of that increase because their JSA will be reduced by £45 effectively, they will be working for 50p an hour. No incentive at all!
So my idea is …..
To reduce JSA on a sliding percentage of the earnings.

Driving licence – Change of name

The DVLA allows to to request a form D1 to be sent to you by post, which costs them time and postage. Why not simply make the form D1 available to download as a PDF document on their website?

Why is this idea important?

The DVLA allows to to request a form D1 to be sent to you by post, which costs them time and postage. Why not simply make the form D1 available to download as a PDF document on their website?

disability living allowance

i have a disabled child who i claim disability living allowance for . i wish the government would change there attitude towards disabled people a there quick enough in cutting there money . there should be a middle rate mobility component as well as the middle rate care complaint

Why is this idea important?

i have a disabled child who i claim disability living allowance for . i wish the government would change there attitude towards disabled people a there quick enough in cutting there money . there should be a middle rate mobility component as well as the middle rate care complaint

dwp over 2 years surveillance

the dwp in hull having been carrying out so called covert surveillance for over 2 years (lambwath road) and they are useless at it even using electronic movement systems transmitted from a neighbouring rented house. The police are doing their best to protect the house and lie if challenged by the target-is this the most outrageuos abuse of the RIPA Act, complaints have been made but the agencies just lie. The RIP (OLD FARTS) ARE USELESS SO ITS TIME THE ACT WAS ABOLISHED…HULL DWP USE FLEETS OF NEW CAR RANGE ROVERS, JAGS, MERCS,that cannot be right surley.

Why is this idea important?

the dwp in hull having been carrying out so called covert surveillance for over 2 years (lambwath road) and they are useless at it even using electronic movement systems transmitted from a neighbouring rented house. The police are doing their best to protect the house and lie if challenged by the target-is this the most outrageuos abuse of the RIPA Act, complaints have been made but the agencies just lie. The RIP (OLD FARTS) ARE USELESS SO ITS TIME THE ACT WAS ABOLISHED…HULL DWP USE FLEETS OF NEW CAR RANGE ROVERS, JAGS, MERCS,that cannot be right surley.

Scrap Part P of the Building Regulations

This nasty peice of legislation was passed in 2005, with the usual rushed through knee jerk reaction that went with it.
All in a veiw to make electrical work carried out in domestic properties safer.Yes very fine idea, however why does it cost ridiculous amounts of money payable to Local Building Control or some so called unqualified registered scheme member “Electrician(I use that term lightly)Needs to be scrapped ASAP. Let common sence prevail,I thought the nanny state was dead?

Why is this idea important?

This nasty peice of legislation was passed in 2005, with the usual rushed through knee jerk reaction that went with it.
All in a veiw to make electrical work carried out in domestic properties safer.Yes very fine idea, however why does it cost ridiculous amounts of money payable to Local Building Control or some so called unqualified registered scheme member “Electrician(I use that term lightly)Needs to be scrapped ASAP. Let common sence prevail,I thought the nanny state was dead?

VCR Act 2007 – Two Tone Airsoft Law

I think that the law is pretty much useless. you can buy realistic air pistols and revolvers without a UKARA, but the government says that this section of the act will cut down on robberies. it won’t, they say youths will use a realistic airsoft weapon to simulate a real one in a theft. however, you can buy replica pistols which aren’ t two tone for the same price/less than most airsoft weapons.

Why is this idea important?

I think that the law is pretty much useless. you can buy realistic air pistols and revolvers without a UKARA, but the government says that this section of the act will cut down on robberies. it won’t, they say youths will use a realistic airsoft weapon to simulate a real one in a theft. however, you can buy replica pistols which aren’ t two tone for the same price/less than most airsoft weapons.

Remove food hygiene ratings

most peoples idea of food hygiene is cleanliness however this is not the way the councils enviromental health agents see it they
rate you much lower if you do not fill in the required forms.
yet since the hccap system was introduced in 2006 incidents of food poisioning have actually increased which i believe shows
that filling in forms does not make you safe.

Why is this idea important?

most peoples idea of food hygiene is cleanliness however this is not the way the councils enviromental health agents see it they
rate you much lower if you do not fill in the required forms.
yet since the hccap system was introduced in 2006 incidents of food poisioning have actually increased which i believe shows
that filling in forms does not make you safe.

Energy Performance Certificates

We own a single property which is available for holiday lets throughout the year. Can you explain why I need an energy performance certificate? Do you think my guests are really interested? Do they not just want to enjoy their holiday? This is just an additional expense and regulation placed upon property owners for no additional benefit to anyone other than the contractor carrying out an inspection and is completely needless, unlike fire assessments and landlord’s gas certificates. I can see that many owners, such as ourselves will decide to discontinue providing holiday accommodation if the burden from regulations becomes, as it seems, ridiculous.

Why is this idea important?

We own a single property which is available for holiday lets throughout the year. Can you explain why I need an energy performance certificate? Do you think my guests are really interested? Do they not just want to enjoy their holiday? This is just an additional expense and regulation placed upon property owners for no additional benefit to anyone other than the contractor carrying out an inspection and is completely needless, unlike fire assessments and landlord’s gas certificates. I can see that many owners, such as ourselves will decide to discontinue providing holiday accommodation if the burden from regulations becomes, as it seems, ridiculous.

Abolish Bank Holiday bus lane fines

I have received a penalty charge notice for being in a bus lane on a Bank Holiday Monday.

A bank holiday is, for all other purposes, equivalent to a Sunday and bus timetables reflect this too. Local authorities (eg: Ealing in West London) should not be allowed to penalise motorists simply because the authority has not passed a byelaw confirming that a Bank Holiday should be treated the same as a Sunday for road traffic act purposes.

The rationale for bus lanes is to speed the flow of buses not to penalise otherwise law abiding citizens.

Why is this idea important?

I have received a penalty charge notice for being in a bus lane on a Bank Holiday Monday.

A bank holiday is, for all other purposes, equivalent to a Sunday and bus timetables reflect this too. Local authorities (eg: Ealing in West London) should not be allowed to penalise motorists simply because the authority has not passed a byelaw confirming that a Bank Holiday should be treated the same as a Sunday for road traffic act purposes.

The rationale for bus lanes is to speed the flow of buses not to penalise otherwise law abiding citizens.

Repeal current unrealistic Drink Driving Laws, but enforce Drunken Driver Laws.

For the common good, there is a need to repeal current unrealistic Drink Driving Laws, but certainly a need to enforce Drunken Driver Laws.

Why the current drink driving limits and the even more preposterous “Zero Tolerance” or “Not a Drop” measures are beyond all logic; and to think that people vote for these clowns???

The human body produces alcohol naturally… end of story, but I must go on!

Endogenous ethanol production is the term for alcohol being produced naturally within the body through fermentation of its contents in the gut. Depending on diet and other factors; up to about one ounce or 3 grams of pure ethanol (alcohol) is produced within the body each day. That amount equals almost two standard drinks of beer, wine or liquor.

Catabolic degradation of ethanol is essential to life, not only to humans, but to almost all living organisms, hence when you put your favourite alcoholic beverage to your lips your body says, Ooh, thank you so much!

Additionally, there is a condition known as “auto-brewery syndrome”, where intestinal overgrowth of Candida or other yeasts in the gut, eat our bodily sugars and convert them into pure ethanol (alcohol, which is absorbed directly into the bloodstream and is sometimes rather large quantities equivalent to having several drinks of beer, wine or liquor. This is most common in people who have been on long-term antibiotics or immunosuppressant drugs and there are hundreds of thousands of people in the UK on long-term antibiotics and who have Candida or other yeast infections, and many more people that don’t even know they have the infections. People with this condition, who eat large amounts of carbohydrates such as rice, can actually feel drunk after eating, and chronic fatigue is the most common symptom, hence why you usually feel sleepy after a meal.

Just like most laws, they are conjured up by a handful of individuals with an ulterior purpose and not for the purpose to which they lead you to believe, i.e., “saving lives”. Politicians couldn’t give a damn about preventing injuries or saving people’s lives, other than their own. As usual, they do not consult with any experts in the particular field for which the purpose of the law will affect, i.e., the ambulance and fire services who have battled with politicians for years to remove speed humps as they are putting more lives at risk than they are saving, and yet the local authorities are still installing them, blatantly obvious, to keep people in jobs and to line their own pockets. Politicians rely purely on the scaremongering tactics that they have systematically inflicted on the masses, they don’t need to follow ‘due process protocols’ and they don’t want any expert involvement because it would expose the ulterior motive’ behind the laws they wish to implement.

Why is this idea important?

For the common good, there is a need to repeal current unrealistic Drink Driving Laws, but certainly a need to enforce Drunken Driver Laws.

Why the current drink driving limits and the even more preposterous “Zero Tolerance” or “Not a Drop” measures are beyond all logic; and to think that people vote for these clowns???

The human body produces alcohol naturally… end of story, but I must go on!

Endogenous ethanol production is the term for alcohol being produced naturally within the body through fermentation of its contents in the gut. Depending on diet and other factors; up to about one ounce or 3 grams of pure ethanol (alcohol) is produced within the body each day. That amount equals almost two standard drinks of beer, wine or liquor.

Catabolic degradation of ethanol is essential to life, not only to humans, but to almost all living organisms, hence when you put your favourite alcoholic beverage to your lips your body says, Ooh, thank you so much!

Additionally, there is a condition known as “auto-brewery syndrome”, where intestinal overgrowth of Candida or other yeasts in the gut, eat our bodily sugars and convert them into pure ethanol (alcohol, which is absorbed directly into the bloodstream and is sometimes rather large quantities equivalent to having several drinks of beer, wine or liquor. This is most common in people who have been on long-term antibiotics or immunosuppressant drugs and there are hundreds of thousands of people in the UK on long-term antibiotics and who have Candida or other yeast infections, and many more people that don’t even know they have the infections. People with this condition, who eat large amounts of carbohydrates such as rice, can actually feel drunk after eating, and chronic fatigue is the most common symptom, hence why you usually feel sleepy after a meal.

Just like most laws, they are conjured up by a handful of individuals with an ulterior purpose and not for the purpose to which they lead you to believe, i.e., “saving lives”. Politicians couldn’t give a damn about preventing injuries or saving people’s lives, other than their own. As usual, they do not consult with any experts in the particular field for which the purpose of the law will affect, i.e., the ambulance and fire services who have battled with politicians for years to remove speed humps as they are putting more lives at risk than they are saving, and yet the local authorities are still installing them, blatantly obvious, to keep people in jobs and to line their own pockets. Politicians rely purely on the scaremongering tactics that they have systematically inflicted on the masses, they don’t need to follow ‘due process protocols’ and they don’t want any expert involvement because it would expose the ulterior motive’ behind the laws they wish to implement.

Bring back the Death Sentence

In my opinion the death sentence should be brought back for premeditated murders, mass murderers, drug barons and peadophiles. There are many peadophiles who have ruined people's lives, not just the victims, but their families too.

Why is this idea important?

In my opinion the death sentence should be brought back for premeditated murders, mass murderers, drug barons and peadophiles. There are many peadophiles who have ruined people's lives, not just the victims, but their families too.

Education for Police Officers

Police officers need basic English literacy and basic numeracy in order to be effective in their work.

It should be the case that he police force is an 'investors in people' organisation, that new officers do not get on the basic pay grade until they are qualified (literate and numerate), until which time, they should be obliged to take day release classes in English language reading, comprehension, and writing, alongside classes in basic mathematics. Probably someone else will add some form of training in reasoning and mediation.

During this time they would be paid a reduced wage. These are fundamental and basic skills that should equip every school leaver to be gainfully employed, but in the police they are essential skills for an officer to be fully productive no matter how well an officer can hold and use a riot shield, most officers need written English skills daily.

One could add that police officers passing basic spoken language skills in foreign languages – let the exam boards decide this – could receive a one-off bonus payment to aid in policing our many foreign visitors and immigrant communities. Such payments would be higher for unusual languages, such as Russian, less for langugages of nations who generally speak English, such as German or Swedish, and nominal (perhaps to certify the officers skill) for languages that officers already speak as their second language but which are nonetheless useful in their police work.

Why is this idea important?

Police officers need basic English literacy and basic numeracy in order to be effective in their work.

It should be the case that he police force is an 'investors in people' organisation, that new officers do not get on the basic pay grade until they are qualified (literate and numerate), until which time, they should be obliged to take day release classes in English language reading, comprehension, and writing, alongside classes in basic mathematics. Probably someone else will add some form of training in reasoning and mediation.

During this time they would be paid a reduced wage. These are fundamental and basic skills that should equip every school leaver to be gainfully employed, but in the police they are essential skills for an officer to be fully productive no matter how well an officer can hold and use a riot shield, most officers need written English skills daily.

One could add that police officers passing basic spoken language skills in foreign languages – let the exam boards decide this – could receive a one-off bonus payment to aid in policing our many foreign visitors and immigrant communities. Such payments would be higher for unusual languages, such as Russian, less for langugages of nations who generally speak English, such as German or Swedish, and nominal (perhaps to certify the officers skill) for languages that officers already speak as their second language but which are nonetheless useful in their police work.

Income Tax Threshold Levels

No one earning less than half the median wage should pay income tax.

Those earning between half the median and twice the median should pay standard rate tax.

Those earning twice the median and more should pay higher rate tax.

Why is this idea important?

No one earning less than half the median wage should pay income tax.

Those earning between half the median and twice the median should pay standard rate tax.

Those earning twice the median and more should pay higher rate tax.

DAB RADIO

WE MUST NOT GO DIGITAL FOR RADIO BROADCASTS. MORE EMISSIONS. MORE BATTERIES DITCHED AS DONT LAST LONG. IMY PARTNER MY SON AND I HAVE 3 RADIO ALARM CLOCKS .RADIO ON HIFI. RADIO IN KITCHEN, TWO CAR RADIOS,2 WIND UP RADIOS.2 MOBILE PHONES WITH RADIOS. NOT SURE HOW CAR RADIOS CAN BE CHANGED UNLESS OF COURSE I DITCH THE 2 CARS WE OWN. THEN DO I DITCH ALL MY RADIOS TO LANDFILL.I HAVE DAB ON MY SATALITE RECIEVER QUALITY NOT MUCH TO TALK ABOUT.

HOWEVER I CANNOT RECIEVE DIGITAL IN BRISTOL NTH WITHOUT AMPLIFICATION OF SIGNAL. ICANT SEE DIGITAL WORING IF YOUR ON THE MOVE AS THERE IS LIKELY TO BE LOADS OF DEAD SPOTS.

WE MUST KEEP FM ANALOUGE AND IF DAB COMES THEN RUN IT SIDE BY SIDE.

Why is this idea important?

WE MUST NOT GO DIGITAL FOR RADIO BROADCASTS. MORE EMISSIONS. MORE BATTERIES DITCHED AS DONT LAST LONG. IMY PARTNER MY SON AND I HAVE 3 RADIO ALARM CLOCKS .RADIO ON HIFI. RADIO IN KITCHEN, TWO CAR RADIOS,2 WIND UP RADIOS.2 MOBILE PHONES WITH RADIOS. NOT SURE HOW CAR RADIOS CAN BE CHANGED UNLESS OF COURSE I DITCH THE 2 CARS WE OWN. THEN DO I DITCH ALL MY RADIOS TO LANDFILL.I HAVE DAB ON MY SATALITE RECIEVER QUALITY NOT MUCH TO TALK ABOUT.

HOWEVER I CANNOT RECIEVE DIGITAL IN BRISTOL NTH WITHOUT AMPLIFICATION OF SIGNAL. ICANT SEE DIGITAL WORING IF YOUR ON THE MOVE AS THERE IS LIKELY TO BE LOADS OF DEAD SPOTS.

WE MUST KEEP FM ANALOUGE AND IF DAB COMES THEN RUN IT SIDE BY SIDE.

Combine Child Benefit and Family Tax Credit

Child Benefit (CB) is blunt and paid indiscrimiately to all families.  It is however cheap to administrate as a result.  Family Tax Credit (FTC) is targeted at poorest.  Of course, that makes it very expensive to administer. 

Combine to a single benefit targeted at the poorest – those below 1.5x average income through Tax Credit system.  Benefits scalled to benefit the lowest income families. 

Why is this idea important?

Child Benefit (CB) is blunt and paid indiscrimiately to all families.  It is however cheap to administrate as a result.  Family Tax Credit (FTC) is targeted at poorest.  Of course, that makes it very expensive to administer. 

Combine to a single benefit targeted at the poorest – those below 1.5x average income through Tax Credit system.  Benefits scalled to benefit the lowest income families. 

Scrap the Minimum Wage

I should not be banned from working just because I can't find anyone who will pay me £6/hour.

If I can find an employer willing to pay me £5 and I am willing to do the job then it is absolutely no business of the government's.

Why is this idea important?

I should not be banned from working just because I can't find anyone who will pay me £6/hour.

If I can find an employer willing to pay me £5 and I am willing to do the job then it is absolutely no business of the government's.

human rights

dear sir or madam, Could we please get rid of the human rights law it  was meant to work for the for the law abiding people not the criminals but it been used by the greedy lawyers to help them and the illegal people entering this country please get this stopped  as soon as possible.                          yours sincerely F.R.L England   

Why is this idea important?

dear sir or madam, Could we please get rid of the human rights law it  was meant to work for the for the law abiding people not the criminals but it been used by the greedy lawyers to help them and the illegal people entering this country please get this stopped  as soon as possible.                          yours sincerely F.R.L England   

human rights law

i would like to see the human rights  law abolished. and a new law put in its place  one that all these do gooders .could not play about with to suit their purpose  the lawyers do very nicely out of the present law  when the guilty  are more protected than the innocent.

Why is this idea important?

i would like to see the human rights  law abolished. and a new law put in its place  one that all these do gooders .could not play about with to suit their purpose  the lawyers do very nicely out of the present law  when the guilty  are more protected than the innocent.

The benefit system that results in child carers should be reviewed

From time to time in the media there are stories of young children acting as carers to their disabled parents.  This is wrong and whatever rule within the benefit payments system that allows this to happen should be repealed.

Why is this idea important?

From time to time in the media there are stories of young children acting as carers to their disabled parents.  This is wrong and whatever rule within the benefit payments system that allows this to happen should be repealed.

‘Frozen Pensions’ Repeal this crippling 1920s Law

This is a law that is never advertised, or talked about, as we found out to our cost one year after my first pension had been paid, three years after retiring to Mexico to live with family. Our full working lives were spent in Britain, paying into the system, not by 'agreement' as the government claims but without any choice, but expecting a reasonable pension on retirement.This pensions anomoly does not just apply to ex -Commonwealth countries, there are several other affected countries also. Why, I have to ask, are they included in this ridiculous law. No other civilized country treats its Seniors with such disrespect.

Why is this idea important?

This is a law that is never advertised, or talked about, as we found out to our cost one year after my first pension had been paid, three years after retiring to Mexico to live with family. Our full working lives were spent in Britain, paying into the system, not by 'agreement' as the government claims but without any choice, but expecting a reasonable pension on retirement.This pensions anomoly does not just apply to ex -Commonwealth countries, there are several other affected countries also. Why, I have to ask, are they included in this ridiculous law. No other civilized country treats its Seniors with such disrespect.

Over the Counter Painkillers

Legislation (1998) limits the sale of painkillers to packs of 16 in all shops except pharmacies which may sell packs of 32 to minimise the risk of overdosing. People are not allowed by law to buy more than 32 tablets at one time and some shops display  a notice to this effect.

This is a petty and unnecessary law because anybody wishing to buy more than 32 painkillers can simply buy them in more than one shop, or can scan several packs at self-service checkouts in supermarkets. Meanwhile pharmacists are enjoying a monopoly over the sale of the larger packs of painkillers for no good reason. 

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society wiil argue that fewer people have overdosed on painkillers since this law was introduced but, even if true,there is no proof that this is due to limiting the amount of tablets people can buy at one time.

I believe this law is less a matter of public safety and more about ensuring the pharmacists' monopoly over the sale of the more lucrative, larger packs of painkillers and should be scrapped accordingly.

 

Why is this idea important?

Legislation (1998) limits the sale of painkillers to packs of 16 in all shops except pharmacies which may sell packs of 32 to minimise the risk of overdosing. People are not allowed by law to buy more than 32 tablets at one time and some shops display  a notice to this effect.

This is a petty and unnecessary law because anybody wishing to buy more than 32 painkillers can simply buy them in more than one shop, or can scan several packs at self-service checkouts in supermarkets. Meanwhile pharmacists are enjoying a monopoly over the sale of the larger packs of painkillers for no good reason. 

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society wiil argue that fewer people have overdosed on painkillers since this law was introduced but, even if true,there is no proof that this is due to limiting the amount of tablets people can buy at one time.

I believe this law is less a matter of public safety and more about ensuring the pharmacists' monopoly over the sale of the more lucrative, larger packs of painkillers and should be scrapped accordingly.