Civil Service pay bargaining

Restore National Civil Service Pay bargaining and a National Civil Service Pay structure. The fragmented pay bargaining that presently exists is inefficient, costly, divisive and unfair.

Why is this idea important?

Restore National Civil Service Pay bargaining and a National Civil Service Pay structure. The fragmented pay bargaining that presently exists is inefficient, costly, divisive and unfair.

MPs Pay and expenses

MPs should have a basic pay with minimum expenses i.e: only second rail fares (any first or special travel is paid for by themselves, as ordinary folk do)  All food and decorating expenses are paid by the MP as ours are.  Only official duties may be claimed for and all expenses must be scrutinised.

Why is this idea important?

MPs should have a basic pay with minimum expenses i.e: only second rail fares (any first or special travel is paid for by themselves, as ordinary folk do)  All food and decorating expenses are paid by the MP as ours are.  Only official duties may be claimed for and all expenses must be scrutinised.

Right to minimum wage for people on piece-work.

Employees on 'piece-work' do not appear to have the same rights as those that are not.

You can be asked  to drive 200 miles to do a job and when getting there, can't do it for some reason, then drive back, for no pay (you can't do the job, you don't get paid).

I'm in this situation. It's unfair.

Why is this idea important?

Employees on 'piece-work' do not appear to have the same rights as those that are not.

You can be asked  to drive 200 miles to do a job and when getting there, can't do it for some reason, then drive back, for no pay (you can't do the job, you don't get paid).

I'm in this situation. It's unfair.

Right to minimum wage for people on piece-work.

Employees on 'piece-work' do not appear to have the same rights as those that are not.

You can be asked  to drive 200 miles to do a job and when getting there, can't do it for some reason, then drive back, for no pay (you can't do the job, you don't get paid).

I'm in this situation. It's unfair.

Why is this idea important?

Employees on 'piece-work' do not appear to have the same rights as those that are not.

You can be asked  to drive 200 miles to do a job and when getting there, can't do it for some reason, then drive back, for no pay (you can't do the job, you don't get paid).

I'm in this situation. It's unfair.

MPs Pay

MPs should be paid the previous years average income of the people they represent. It is critical that the unemployed, incapacitated and retired are also included in the calculations.

Why is this idea important?

MPs should be paid the previous years average income of the people they represent. It is critical that the unemployed, incapacitated and retired are also included in the calculations.

Remove London’s increased pay

London's public sector workers and students (maybe other areas too) recieve more than thouse ouside the capital. This in effect makes them richer that the rest of england which then drives up the cost of living in and around the capital compared to outside.

Why is this idea important?

London's public sector workers and students (maybe other areas too) recieve more than thouse ouside the capital. This in effect makes them richer that the rest of england which then drives up the cost of living in and around the capital compared to outside.

Public Pay Rates should be Published

Everyone in public service (including those in Quangos) should have a job title that is published and each job title should have it's salary range published alongside it.  All public servants receiving over £100,000 should be named.

Why is this idea important?

Everyone in public service (including those in Quangos) should have a job title that is published and each job title should have it's salary range published alongside it.  All public servants receiving over £100,000 should be named.

Bring public sector pay and conditions inline with private sector

Public sector pay and conditions need to be brought back in line with the private sectior. The culture of excess of large salaries and gold plated pensions for comparible jobs in the private sector makes it difficult for some small and medium businesses compete for the best people.

Why is this idea important?

Public sector pay and conditions need to be brought back in line with the private sectior. The culture of excess of large salaries and gold plated pensions for comparible jobs in the private sector makes it difficult for some small and medium businesses compete for the best people.

All parents should pay for school trips

As a parent I am dismayed that schools have  to ask for a "voluntary contribution" for a school trip. Some parents then do not pay, yet if the school is to run the trip, all children go on the trip. This means that parents who do pay, subsidise the children of the parents who don't, or the school has to subsidise the trip. Clearly, there are families who are unable to fund school visits due to their financial position, but there are others who take advantage of this situation, and consistently refuse to pay.

I recommend that the law requiring schools to only request this voluntary contribution be repealed, and head teachers be given the power of discression in this matter.

If the current situation remains, the paying parents are  being mocked and a handful of parents take advantage of the situaition to their benefit.

Why is this idea important?

As a parent I am dismayed that schools have  to ask for a "voluntary contribution" for a school trip. Some parents then do not pay, yet if the school is to run the trip, all children go on the trip. This means that parents who do pay, subsidise the children of the parents who don't, or the school has to subsidise the trip. Clearly, there are families who are unable to fund school visits due to their financial position, but there are others who take advantage of this situation, and consistently refuse to pay.

I recommend that the law requiring schools to only request this voluntary contribution be repealed, and head teachers be given the power of discression in this matter.

If the current situation remains, the paying parents are  being mocked and a handful of parents take advantage of the situaition to their benefit.

MP’s and Ministerial pay.

MP's and Ministers should receive a reasonable salary for carrying out the elected duties. But, MP's and Ministers pay should be cut drastically and be brought down to normal pay.

Why is this idea important?

MP's and Ministers should receive a reasonable salary for carrying out the elected duties. But, MP's and Ministers pay should be cut drastically and be brought down to normal pay.

change law on council tax to pay over 12 months not 10 months

My idea is to remove the law that enables local councils to charge for council tax over 10 months and enable you to pay over 12 months.

My belief is that this tax is for a service which is given over 12 months so therefore we should be allowed to pay for it over 12 months.

 

Why is this idea important?

My idea is to remove the law that enables local councils to charge for council tax over 10 months and enable you to pay over 12 months.

My belief is that this tax is for a service which is given over 12 months so therefore we should be allowed to pay for it over 12 months.

 

change law on council tax to pay over 12 months not 10 months

My idea is to remove the law that enables local councils to charge for council tax over 10 months and enable you to pay over 12 months.

My belief is that this tax is for a service which is given over 12 months so therefore we should be allowed to pay for it over 12 months.

 

Why is this idea important?

My idea is to remove the law that enables local councils to charge for council tax over 10 months and enable you to pay over 12 months.

My belief is that this tax is for a service which is given over 12 months so therefore we should be allowed to pay for it over 12 months.