Allocate resources to rebuild canal network

Britain is very lucky to have an outstanding network of canals which today are used mainly for leisure boating.  The British Waterways Board has had on ongoing program of construction and improvement but it has not enough resources.

Compared to the billions spent on useless projects, the return on investment on the British canals would be very good indeed, for the countryside, and balance of payments.

http://www.britishwaterways.co.uk/home

Why is this idea important?

Britain is very lucky to have an outstanding network of canals which today are used mainly for leisure boating.  The British Waterways Board has had on ongoing program of construction and improvement but it has not enough resources.

Compared to the billions spent on useless projects, the return on investment on the British canals would be very good indeed, for the countryside, and balance of payments.

http://www.britishwaterways.co.uk/home

Reverse the requirement for Intrastat returns for services

At the start of this year, a new VAT requirement was introduced for businesses – to submit Intrastat returns for sales of services within the EU. This has not been necessary previously and it is unclear why it is suddenly necessary now, but it does generate a lot of extra paperwork. This is especially the case since there is no threshold below which this does not apply.

I suggest this requirement be reversed, or at least a minimum threshold be made to apply

Why is this idea important?

At the start of this year, a new VAT requirement was introduced for businesses – to submit Intrastat returns for sales of services within the EU. This has not been necessary previously and it is unclear why it is suddenly necessary now, but it does generate a lot of extra paperwork. This is especially the case since there is no threshold below which this does not apply.

I suggest this requirement be reversed, or at least a minimum threshold be made to apply