State pensions and pension credit restrictions prohibit people going on holiday for more than one month.

If a person is in receipt of pension credit having no other income which tops up a state pension two things happen which restrict a person's choice and life. One is, with pension credit, which also might help towards the cost of a high rent and also with the council tax which is also very costly- the pensioner is not allowed to go away for more than a month and if he or she does has to inform the DWP who then take away the right to pension credit with the additional help towards housing benefit for rent and council tax and the person has to go through the very time consuming process of re applying for pension credit. This could immediately place him/her into a position of financial debt, which is very worrying. Please remove the strict regulations involved with receiving pension credit, which also forbids the person to do a job which pays (yes!) more than £5 a week. If the pensioner wanted to work to top up his income so he could travel and feel happier and less restricted his right to pension credit would be removed and he would be faced with a hefty council tax bill and the payment of a high rent. There would be no money left for her to take the holiday she wants and so it is like being in a prison of sorts, engulfed in by official restrictions!! It's a catch 22 and a no win situation which creates and keeps a pensioner locked in a misery of unfulfilled longing for things any normal person wants to do and in abject misery for the portion which is left of their lives.

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If a person is in receipt of pension credit having no other income which tops up a state pension two things happen which restrict a person's choice and life. One is, with pension credit, which also might help towards the cost of a high rent and also with the council tax which is also very costly- the pensioner is not allowed to go away for more than a month and if he or she does has to inform the DWP who then take away the right to pension credit with the additional help towards housing benefit for rent and council tax and the person has to go through the very time consuming process of re applying for pension credit. This could immediately place him/her into a position of financial debt, which is very worrying. Please remove the strict regulations involved with receiving pension credit, which also forbids the person to do a job which pays (yes!) more than £5 a week. If the pensioner wanted to work to top up his income so he could travel and feel happier and less restricted his right to pension credit would be removed and he would be faced with a hefty council tax bill and the payment of a high rent. There would be no money left for her to take the holiday she wants and so it is like being in a prison of sorts, engulfed in by official restrictions!! It's a catch 22 and a no win situation which creates and keeps a pensioner locked in a misery of unfulfilled longing for things any normal person wants to do and in abject misery for the portion which is left of their lives.

Get rid of the requirement for volume limiters on MP3/4 players.

I think the requirement for volume limitation upon mp3/4 players and their manufacturers should be dropped, simple as that, and I do not mean just so-called volume limiters that can be turned off from within the player's menu system either. I mean the limiters that are buried deep within the players' operating systems which consumers have no access to, and thus, no control over.

Why is this idea important?

I think the requirement for volume limitation upon mp3/4 players and their manufacturers should be dropped, simple as that, and I do not mean just so-called volume limiters that can be turned off from within the player's menu system either. I mean the limiters that are buried deep within the players' operating systems which consumers have no access to, and thus, no control over.

towing allowances on post 1997 driving licences

remove the 750kg maximum towing allowance on post 1997 driving licences, this seems a pointless restriction on drivers as the test did not change between these dates

Why is this idea important?

remove the 750kg maximum towing allowance on post 1997 driving licences, this seems a pointless restriction on drivers as the test did not change between these dates

New Firearms Licensing system

My idea is this, the replacement of the current firearms licensing system with a more simple and effective system that does not make criminals out of those who make a small mistake. eg owning 600 rounds of ammunition when allowed to only have 500.

Remove the need to name each calibre and action when gaining a Firearms certificate (FAC) and simply add new weapons and calibres to the FAC upon purchasing them and hence retaining the registration of all firearms.  Thus saving a huge amount of paperwork and unnecesary costs and allowing the person to have their license far faster, as it can take months in somecases for the police department to carry out the paperwork.

Remove ammunition limits, currently the system states on an individual basis how much of each calibre a person can own and purchase at any time, this is something which does nothing other than increase the frequency at which a firearms owner must visit the gun shop or produce his own ammunition via handloading. So long as all ammunition can be stored correctly in an ammunition cabinet there is no reason to limit the quantity of ammunition a firearms owner has, especially given that he can buy the components to produce his own ammunition without any limit or records. To claim that someone may break into the house and steal the weapons and ammunition would be incorrect and ignorant of just how well firearms/ammunition cabinets are fitted.

Remove the ban upon semi automatic centrefire rifles and handguns, the removal of semi automatic rifles from law abiding good people has lead to quite literally nothing positive, it has caused the practical rifle sport to diminish greatly and removed a great number of people from being interested in shooting. If a person has been proven to to be of good personality and responsability there is no reason to prevent them from owning such a firearm. Likewise with handguns which made up a large number of British shooters and was a fast growing sport there is again no reason to prevent a proven person to own these firearms.

 

 

Why is this idea important?

My idea is this, the replacement of the current firearms licensing system with a more simple and effective system that does not make criminals out of those who make a small mistake. eg owning 600 rounds of ammunition when allowed to only have 500.

Remove the need to name each calibre and action when gaining a Firearms certificate (FAC) and simply add new weapons and calibres to the FAC upon purchasing them and hence retaining the registration of all firearms.  Thus saving a huge amount of paperwork and unnecesary costs and allowing the person to have their license far faster, as it can take months in somecases for the police department to carry out the paperwork.

Remove ammunition limits, currently the system states on an individual basis how much of each calibre a person can own and purchase at any time, this is something which does nothing other than increase the frequency at which a firearms owner must visit the gun shop or produce his own ammunition via handloading. So long as all ammunition can be stored correctly in an ammunition cabinet there is no reason to limit the quantity of ammunition a firearms owner has, especially given that he can buy the components to produce his own ammunition without any limit or records. To claim that someone may break into the house and steal the weapons and ammunition would be incorrect and ignorant of just how well firearms/ammunition cabinets are fitted.

Remove the ban upon semi automatic centrefire rifles and handguns, the removal of semi automatic rifles from law abiding good people has lead to quite literally nothing positive, it has caused the practical rifle sport to diminish greatly and removed a great number of people from being interested in shooting. If a person has been proven to to be of good personality and responsability there is no reason to prevent them from owning such a firearm. Likewise with handguns which made up a large number of British shooters and was a fast growing sport there is again no reason to prevent a proven person to own these firearms.

 

 

Foreign Medals

Restrictions on civilians wearing foreign medals that have been accepted.

 

As long as the foreign medal has been accepted by Her Majesty the Queen; no one should have the authority to ban a civilian from wearing that medal.

The Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal was accepted by the Queen but we are banned from wearing it.

Please change this ruling and give us veterans our honour back.

 

Why is this idea important?

Restrictions on civilians wearing foreign medals that have been accepted.

 

As long as the foreign medal has been accepted by Her Majesty the Queen; no one should have the authority to ban a civilian from wearing that medal.

The Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal was accepted by the Queen but we are banned from wearing it.

Please change this ruling and give us veterans our honour back.

 

Remove the 25Kw restriction for motorcyclists under 21

The point is that there is no evidence to suggest that a motorbike at full power makes any difference to how likely they would be involved with an accident, compared to a motorbike at 25Kw, in fact it could be said that the restricted motorbike is more dangerous.

All this law does is cost the new rider additional money to get in to motorcycling legally, but serves no real purpose.

As an example, the 25Kw restriction and labour can cost up to and beyond £200.

For reference, 25Kw equals about 33Bhp.

Why is this idea important?

The point is that there is no evidence to suggest that a motorbike at full power makes any difference to how likely they would be involved with an accident, compared to a motorbike at 25Kw, in fact it could be said that the restricted motorbike is more dangerous.

All this law does is cost the new rider additional money to get in to motorcycling legally, but serves no real purpose.

As an example, the 25Kw restriction and labour can cost up to and beyond £200.

For reference, 25Kw equals about 33Bhp.

Removing religous content restrictions from registry office weddings

At present proposed  poems or music at civil ceremony weddings are subject to scrutiny to ensure they do not include any religous content. Even people without great religous conviction find the restriction on , for example , playing great classical music pieces, difficult to comprehend.

As long as standardsof public decency is not offended I can see no reason why such restrictions on what is played or spoken cannot be removed.

In London boroughs the law currently requires a two stage process of registration if you are to marry in another borough. This seems to be a layer of bureacracy remaining from a dfferent age and is both inconvenient and more expensive to administer.

Why is this idea important?

At present proposed  poems or music at civil ceremony weddings are subject to scrutiny to ensure they do not include any religous content. Even people without great religous conviction find the restriction on , for example , playing great classical music pieces, difficult to comprehend.

As long as standardsof public decency is not offended I can see no reason why such restrictions on what is played or spoken cannot be removed.

In London boroughs the law currently requires a two stage process of registration if you are to marry in another borough. This seems to be a layer of bureacracy remaining from a dfferent age and is both inconvenient and more expensive to administer.