Communication between Gov’t departments

I would like to see more communication between government departments. Mainly housing and council benefit from councils being able to access working tax credits and other departments to check a claimants monetry situation if they are on any benefits etc. 

At the moment the councils can only get the information if they send out letters to people and usually send half a trees worth at a time and wait for a reply. This is a lengthy process fraught with pitfalls along the way.

My council tells me that at present they cannot do this despite the fact many people ask why they can't. I would gladly sign a form on my application to say I allow/give my permission for them to contact other govn't offices to check I am claiming the right amount. I have nothing to hide and I want to make the process easier where the room for error is minimalised.

I am fed up of waiting for the tax credits people to actually answer their phones so I can chase up where my award notice is that I need to send to the council so they can check my claim is up to date. Usually this process can take ages which then means overpayments and councils then try to claim this back which is a whole lot harder to do and is very frustrating to all.

Why is this idea important?

I would like to see more communication between government departments. Mainly housing and council benefit from councils being able to access working tax credits and other departments to check a claimants monetry situation if they are on any benefits etc. 

At the moment the councils can only get the information if they send out letters to people and usually send half a trees worth at a time and wait for a reply. This is a lengthy process fraught with pitfalls along the way.

My council tells me that at present they cannot do this despite the fact many people ask why they can't. I would gladly sign a form on my application to say I allow/give my permission for them to contact other govn't offices to check I am claiming the right amount. I have nothing to hide and I want to make the process easier where the room for error is minimalised.

I am fed up of waiting for the tax credits people to actually answer their phones so I can chase up where my award notice is that I need to send to the council so they can check my claim is up to date. Usually this process can take ages which then means overpayments and councils then try to claim this back which is a whole lot harder to do and is very frustrating to all.

Retention of emails

My ISP has aadmitted to retaining my emails from as far back as 2001, claiing that the law requires them to do so. It felt as though I had just discovered that the post office had been photocopying all my mail n case the state later wanted to read it.

Any such laws should not only be repealed, but data protection laws strengthened to prevent providers from retaining details of private emails.

Why is this idea important?

My ISP has aadmitted to retaining my emails from as far back as 2001, claiing that the law requires them to do so. It felt as though I had just discovered that the post office had been photocopying all my mail n case the state later wanted to read it.

Any such laws should not only be repealed, but data protection laws strengthened to prevent providers from retaining details of private emails.

Stop all translation services for all but the indiginous languages of the British Isles.

Councils and the NHS etc spend millions each year providing translators and having signs translated into multiple languages. This is Great Britain, all immigrants now have to pass an English test so therefore there is no need to spend money on translation services. If a person needs one then they should provide it themselves as oyu have to do in Germany and France. This does not include languages indiginous to this great country ie Welsh, Gailic, Scots, Cornish etc.

Why is this idea important?

Councils and the NHS etc spend millions each year providing translators and having signs translated into multiple languages. This is Great Britain, all immigrants now have to pass an English test so therefore there is no need to spend money on translation services. If a person needs one then they should provide it themselves as oyu have to do in Germany and France. This does not include languages indiginous to this great country ie Welsh, Gailic, Scots, Cornish etc.

Stop junk mail to dead people

The Taxpayer is already paying for the collection of a register of deaths. Issuing that to marketing companies so they have to clean mailing lists against it would be easy and could even be done at a profit to the taxpayer.

Why is this idea important?

The Taxpayer is already paying for the collection of a register of deaths. Issuing that to marketing companies so they have to clean mailing lists against it would be easy and could even be done at a profit to the taxpayer.