Bus Lanes should not be operative on Bank Holidays

Motorists pay huge road tax for driving on roads which are becoming narrower with every passing day while the number of cars are increasing. It is the duty of the local government to facilitate the motorists and not loot them by issuing PCNs for driving in an empty bus lane on a bank holiday.

Why is this idea important?

Motorists pay huge road tax for driving on roads which are becoming narrower with every passing day while the number of cars are increasing. It is the duty of the local government to facilitate the motorists and not loot them by issuing PCNs for driving in an empty bus lane on a bank holiday.

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.

Banh Holidays

Most people spend Bank Holidays on the M5 or equivilent.I say give the Public secter workers 5 days off whenever they want and abolish Bank Holidays,save Christmas maybe.It would be less congested on the roads at the resorts Hotels etc.They can then plan,keep more regular staff not have the feast and famine.Whenever someone is off on Bank Holidays,someone has to do more hours to cover or the workplace has to shut down losing productivity.I realise this is contravercial but we could start with not having 2 extra days when Christmas and Boxing day falls on a weekend

Why is this idea important?

Most people spend Bank Holidays on the M5 or equivilent.I say give the Public secter workers 5 days off whenever they want and abolish Bank Holidays,save Christmas maybe.It would be less congested on the roads at the resorts Hotels etc.They can then plan,keep more regular staff not have the feast and famine.Whenever someone is off on Bank Holidays,someone has to do more hours to cover or the workplace has to shut down losing productivity.I realise this is contravercial but we could start with not having 2 extra days when Christmas and Boxing day falls on a weekend

reduce minimum hols back to 20 days inc bank holidays

The last government increased minimum holiday allowance per year to 28 days which was supposed to allow for the bank holidays. I would like it to be repealed.

We're a hair salon – a very labour intensive business – and this has had a major effect on our business.

  1. with a staff of 18 this has meant we now have to pay 360 days of extra holiday (18*20) – effectively another member of staff who we could have employed but now can't afford to.
  2. Also as a business that doesn't opperate just Mon-Fri this causes us a problem. Some of my staff never work a Monday and so they get an unfair advantage over those who do – (there are four bank holiday Mondays?) The ones who would work the bank holiday get paid and have their holiday for the day another day but the ones who don't work the holiday also get an extra day's holiday and don't have to work which isn't very fair. Then if we start discussing parttime staff who don't work Mondays the situation becomes even crazier.
  3. In my view the market should be left to determine holiday allowances over the previous 20 day minimum. If you aren't a good empoloyer and don't look after your team they won't stay with you and you won't be successful. We provide many perks for our team but an extra 8 days of holiday is just too much especially in these lean time.
  4. Also remember that althought we try to run our business by the book many salon owners, take cash out of their businesses and pay their staff in cash which gives them and their staff an unfair advantage over us legitimate businesses. We've always taken the view that to compete against these underhand businesses we have to be legal but lean.
  5. the rise to 20% VAT will also hit us very hard.

Why is this idea important?

The last government increased minimum holiday allowance per year to 28 days which was supposed to allow for the bank holidays. I would like it to be repealed.

We're a hair salon – a very labour intensive business – and this has had a major effect on our business.

  1. with a staff of 18 this has meant we now have to pay 360 days of extra holiday (18*20) – effectively another member of staff who we could have employed but now can't afford to.
  2. Also as a business that doesn't opperate just Mon-Fri this causes us a problem. Some of my staff never work a Monday and so they get an unfair advantage over those who do – (there are four bank holiday Mondays?) The ones who would work the bank holiday get paid and have their holiday for the day another day but the ones who don't work the holiday also get an extra day's holiday and don't have to work which isn't very fair. Then if we start discussing parttime staff who don't work Mondays the situation becomes even crazier.
  3. In my view the market should be left to determine holiday allowances over the previous 20 day minimum. If you aren't a good empoloyer and don't look after your team they won't stay with you and you won't be successful. We provide many perks for our team but an extra 8 days of holiday is just too much especially in these lean time.
  4. Also remember that althought we try to run our business by the book many salon owners, take cash out of their businesses and pay their staff in cash which gives them and their staff an unfair advantage over us legitimate businesses. We've always taken the view that to compete against these underhand businesses we have to be legal but lean.
  5. the rise to 20% VAT will also hit us very hard.

Bank Holiday Birthdays – equality with european workers

Introduce legislation to give everyone a free day off on their birthday.

There has been talk of introducing another bank holiday, however the country basically stops on these days, and this in turn affects the rest of the week, eg bin collections, as well as economic activity in general. So how about giving everyone their birthday as a bank holiday.

If someone happens to have their birthday on an existing bank holiday, they can have the next working day off.

Why is this idea important?

Introduce legislation to give everyone a free day off on their birthday.

There has been talk of introducing another bank holiday, however the country basically stops on these days, and this in turn affects the rest of the week, eg bin collections, as well as economic activity in general. So how about giving everyone their birthday as a bank holiday.

If someone happens to have their birthday on an existing bank holiday, they can have the next working day off.

Withdraw 2.5 additional bank holidays from public sector workers

Public sector workers still get 2.5 more bank holidays than the rest of the working population.  They get days for Christmas and the Queen's Birthday and 0.5 for Maundy Thursday.  No one else in the private or 3rd sectors gets these.  They are outdated and yet another example of how the public sector is out of step with everyone else.

Why is this idea important?

Public sector workers still get 2.5 more bank holidays than the rest of the working population.  They get days for Christmas and the Queen's Birthday and 0.5 for Maundy Thursday.  No one else in the private or 3rd sectors gets these.  They are outdated and yet another example of how the public sector is out of step with everyone else.