Keep things as simple as possible

It seems that nearly everything in today’s world is complicated. Nothing we do anymore is easy. Claiming for anything, paying for taxes, selecting a childs school, registering for anything, driving, smoking, healthcare, pensions, disability, etc etc… Everything is about decisions though, so why don’t we take things back to basics, make things very very simple.
You are out of work…or need extra money- let’s claim one benefit, not income based JSA, contributions based JSA, ESA,DLA,HB, pension tax credit, child tax credit, working tax credit etc etc. it all comes out of the same purse eventually, let’s save time and money, make things simple. Yes, the setting up would need to be right, to make sure that the unemployed are actively seeking work, that the pensioner is not hiding savings, that people are not claiming for false persons. But time spent on a proper single benefit system would mean that numbers and figures would add up easily.
Business / self employment – make this simple for the ‘little guys’ the new short forms were a start but it could be so much easier. Similarly, grants, or EMA – the paperwork is horrendous… Let’s get simple
Crime – less paperwork, more bobbies on the street, back to ‘old bobby’ policing where the local ‘dodgy fella’ is known to the beat Bobby. Stop treating criminals better than we treat our children. Most low wage earner families have less luxuries than a villain in prison.
The list is endless.. Stop complicating things, get simple, and start over. And if you don’t believe me…. Give me a subject and I’ll give you the simple way to sort it.

Why is this idea important?

It seems that nearly everything in today’s world is complicated. Nothing we do anymore is easy. Claiming for anything, paying for taxes, selecting a childs school, registering for anything, driving, smoking, healthcare, pensions, disability, etc etc… Everything is about decisions though, so why don’t we take things back to basics, make things very very simple.
You are out of work…or need extra money- let’s claim one benefit, not income based JSA, contributions based JSA, ESA,DLA,HB, pension tax credit, child tax credit, working tax credit etc etc. it all comes out of the same purse eventually, let’s save time and money, make things simple. Yes, the setting up would need to be right, to make sure that the unemployed are actively seeking work, that the pensioner is not hiding savings, that people are not claiming for false persons. But time spent on a proper single benefit system would mean that numbers and figures would add up easily.
Business / self employment – make this simple for the ‘little guys’ the new short forms were a start but it could be so much easier. Similarly, grants, or EMA – the paperwork is horrendous… Let’s get simple
Crime – less paperwork, more bobbies on the street, back to ‘old bobby’ policing where the local ‘dodgy fella’ is known to the beat Bobby. Stop treating criminals better than we treat our children. Most low wage earner families have less luxuries than a villain in prison.
The list is endless.. Stop complicating things, get simple, and start over. And if you don’t believe me…. Give me a subject and I’ll give you the simple way to sort it.

Remove the Sunday trading act 1994

I feel that the Sunday Trading Act 1994 should be removed. Majopr retailers should not be allowed to trade at all on a Sunday. This will help re-install family values, it will encouarge people to spend time toghther as families. By all shops being restricted to this law it would ensre fairness. Small business would still be able to suceed in the marktet place, and big business can reduce some costs. The good that this would do our country is almost impossible to measure.

Why is this idea important?

I feel that the Sunday Trading Act 1994 should be removed. Majopr retailers should not be allowed to trade at all on a Sunday. This will help re-install family values, it will encouarge people to spend time toghther as families. By all shops being restricted to this law it would ensre fairness. Small business would still be able to suceed in the marktet place, and big business can reduce some costs. The good that this would do our country is almost impossible to measure.

Leave the EU – that should stop most of the daft, expensive legislation

Leaving the EU should stop most of the daft, expensive legislation which this site was set up to do. Most of the ideas proposed on this site would be impossible to repeal because the are binding on our government. Euro diktat has precedence over UK law in many cases.

Most of our legislation is now directed from Brussels. The government you elect here in the UK can rarely do anything about laws, regulations and bureacracy from the EU. Most of these things have been created after lobbying by special interest groups or big business. They have the deep pockets to employ specialist PR agents who – at best – wine and dine the EU bureacrats.

Even where the legislations sounds to be positive, it is usually at enormous cost.

Every year, thousands of new rules and regulations are published producing a monumental nuisance for almost every organisation in the country.

Some we know are EU-inspired, but other laws are less well known as EU in origin. In fact most of our legislation comes from over the water.  But the majority of EU laws and regulations are expensive to implement and monitor, and ineffective in not producing the intended effect; some are harmful, and of course some actually useful.

Why is this idea important?

Leaving the EU should stop most of the daft, expensive legislation which this site was set up to do. Most of the ideas proposed on this site would be impossible to repeal because the are binding on our government. Euro diktat has precedence over UK law in many cases.

Most of our legislation is now directed from Brussels. The government you elect here in the UK can rarely do anything about laws, regulations and bureacracy from the EU. Most of these things have been created after lobbying by special interest groups or big business. They have the deep pockets to employ specialist PR agents who – at best – wine and dine the EU bureacrats.

Even where the legislations sounds to be positive, it is usually at enormous cost.

Every year, thousands of new rules and regulations are published producing a monumental nuisance for almost every organisation in the country.

Some we know are EU-inspired, but other laws are less well known as EU in origin. In fact most of our legislation comes from over the water.  But the majority of EU laws and regulations are expensive to implement and monitor, and ineffective in not producing the intended effect; some are harmful, and of course some actually useful.