Reserved Occupations and the Unemployed

There are many jobs undertaken in the community that require a limited amount of skill and training. These jobs could be carried out on a temporary basis by the unemployed who would then earn their unemployment benefit and a temporary work premium. Typical of the type of job would be a postman or sorting office clerk, refuse collector, road sweeper. Alternatively in areas of high unemployment the government could open factories for the production of solar panels which would be manned by the temporary unemployed. Solar panels would be sold at a subsidised price to consumers to help reduce our power consumption and cut down on green house gases.

These jobs would be designated as "Reserved Occupations" and would mainly be filled by unemployed people. The business involved would pay the unemployment benefit and the government the temporary work premium. This situation would last until the person concerned found  full time employment.

Why is this idea important?

There are many jobs undertaken in the community that require a limited amount of skill and training. These jobs could be carried out on a temporary basis by the unemployed who would then earn their unemployment benefit and a temporary work premium. Typical of the type of job would be a postman or sorting office clerk, refuse collector, road sweeper. Alternatively in areas of high unemployment the government could open factories for the production of solar panels which would be manned by the temporary unemployed. Solar panels would be sold at a subsidised price to consumers to help reduce our power consumption and cut down on green house gases.

These jobs would be designated as "Reserved Occupations" and would mainly be filled by unemployed people. The business involved would pay the unemployment benefit and the government the temporary work premium. This situation would last until the person concerned found  full time employment.

Removal of the requirement of 2 doctor’s signatures before having an abortion

Currently, a woman has to obtain the signatures of 2 doctors before she is permitted to have an abortion. This is suggesting that a woman cannot possibly be capable of making an informed decision on abortion. A women should be able to have an abortion with the consent of 1 doctor only.

Why is this idea important?

Currently, a woman has to obtain the signatures of 2 doctors before she is permitted to have an abortion. This is suggesting that a woman cannot possibly be capable of making an informed decision on abortion. A women should be able to have an abortion with the consent of 1 doctor only.

People on benefits earning their money (menial work for the govt)

I think people who are recieving benefits should at least be used by the government/local town. Get them to sweep the streets, clean government offices, paint the roads.

These are work that anyone can do but the government currently has to pay for someone to do it. If we get people who recieve benefits to do these menial jobs in exchange of them recieving benefits, government saves money and at the same time benefit scroungers will be put off by being forced to do menial jobs.

Why is this idea important?

I think people who are recieving benefits should at least be used by the government/local town. Get them to sweep the streets, clean government offices, paint the roads.

These are work that anyone can do but the government currently has to pay for someone to do it. If we get people who recieve benefits to do these menial jobs in exchange of them recieving benefits, government saves money and at the same time benefit scroungers will be put off by being forced to do menial jobs.

People should work for benefits

Anybody claiming benefits should have to work a minimum number of hours per week to earn the money they receive.  They should be able to do this work either for the local authority doing useful jobs around the local area such as picking up litter, grass cutting, delivering meals to the elderly etc. or as a volunteer for any local charity.  The work could be tailored to fit ability so that even people who are excluded from work due to illness or disability are able to contribute and be an asset for the local community.  Those who refuse to work should not receive a penny unless they can prove that they have a genuine disability which entirely prevents them from doing anything useful.

Why is this idea important?

Anybody claiming benefits should have to work a minimum number of hours per week to earn the money they receive.  They should be able to do this work either for the local authority doing useful jobs around the local area such as picking up litter, grass cutting, delivering meals to the elderly etc. or as a volunteer for any local charity.  The work could be tailored to fit ability so that even people who are excluded from work due to illness or disability are able to contribute and be an asset for the local community.  Those who refuse to work should not receive a penny unless they can prove that they have a genuine disability which entirely prevents them from doing anything useful.

Give benefits only to Volunteer workers to encourage Charity work and Community Service.

Only people who are working in registered Charity organisations or as Volunteer workers in national projects such as woodland trusts would be able to claim longterm unemployment benefits. Anyone who currently sits at home must choose to do something for the good of the community if they are to receive benefits from the state.

Why is this idea important?

Only people who are working in registered Charity organisations or as Volunteer workers in national projects such as woodland trusts would be able to claim longterm unemployment benefits. Anyone who currently sits at home must choose to do something for the good of the community if they are to receive benefits from the state.