Allow the use of the European Social fund

As an individual, I am appalled by the lack of funding available for education and further training. The UK gives the EU over £2 billion per year and we are not able to use this fund. The restrictions on this fund are ridiculous. Allow individuals to gain access to the fund rather than through companies.  We are complaining about the lack of funding for schools and colleges which is appalling considering there is £2 BILLION available. People what to train further but have no access to the funds. Promote the use of this fund. More people will gain further education. Further more this fund should be available for new businesses to gain start up grants. gain this is not so easily accessed as you still have to apply to a company. This fund should be utilised for the betterment of all the UK and not companies.

Why is this idea important?

As an individual, I am appalled by the lack of funding available for education and further training. The UK gives the EU over £2 billion per year and we are not able to use this fund. The restrictions on this fund are ridiculous. Allow individuals to gain access to the fund rather than through companies.  We are complaining about the lack of funding for schools and colleges which is appalling considering there is £2 BILLION available. People what to train further but have no access to the funds. Promote the use of this fund. More people will gain further education. Further more this fund should be available for new businesses to gain start up grants. gain this is not so easily accessed as you still have to apply to a company. This fund should be utilised for the betterment of all the UK and not companies.

Child Poverty Act

Repeal/Review The Child Poverty Act 2010.

I believe this act was set up by the Labour government to force the government to meet set targets to reduce child poverty.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal/Review The Child Poverty Act 2010.

I believe this act was set up by the Labour government to force the government to meet set targets to reduce child poverty.

16 month rule for supply teaching

I would like to see the abolishment of the 16 month limit for non-inductible supply teaching. The current rule means that newly qualified teachers may only work for 16 months as a supply teacher before they must take up an induction post of at least 1 school term.

Unfortunately there are not enough jobs for the number of teachers looking to secure an induction post. Many teachers who have gained lots of invaluable experience as supply teachers following their qualification are forced to leave the profession because of this ridiculous ruling. Many of these teachers have received grants in order to complete the training and some will have received additional funding to help with living expenses. What a waste of taxpayers' money if they have to give up their dream!

There is no justification for this 16 month ruling particularly as teachers can complete their training, go and do a completely different job for several years and still be allowed to teach. Where is the logic in that?

Why is this idea important?

I would like to see the abolishment of the 16 month limit for non-inductible supply teaching. The current rule means that newly qualified teachers may only work for 16 months as a supply teacher before they must take up an induction post of at least 1 school term.

Unfortunately there are not enough jobs for the number of teachers looking to secure an induction post. Many teachers who have gained lots of invaluable experience as supply teachers following their qualification are forced to leave the profession because of this ridiculous ruling. Many of these teachers have received grants in order to complete the training and some will have received additional funding to help with living expenses. What a waste of taxpayers' money if they have to give up their dream!

There is no justification for this 16 month ruling particularly as teachers can complete their training, go and do a completely different job for several years and still be allowed to teach. Where is the logic in that?