Petition to Department Work And Pensions, House Of Lords, dwp
DWP Do NOT turn Support For Mortgage Interest Benefit into a loan
Benefit - called (SMI) Support For Mortgage Interest is a lesser payment, paid to people that are in receipt of certain qualifying benefits, similar to Housing Benefit, but paid to non working sick or disabled or unemployed persons buying their own homes, as opposed to being a tenant and receiving rent paid, SMI contributes smaller amounts to the mortgage lender to cover ONLY PART of the INTEREST ONLY. THE ISSUE - Government want to turn this welfare benefit into a repayable loan!!They also intend to add interest and admin fees.To ensure they get their benefit monies back - they will place their name - in the form of a CHARGE on the sick / disabled / unemployed person's house deeds and persons will not be able to move or sell until that 'loan' - that 'Charge' is paid back, in full, with interest accrued and fees. (Save any variants in the plan on moving with permissions)!This is wholly UNFAIR as tenants, that receive a lot more in rent payments will not have to pay those sums back! It is unfair that persons likely worked, saved deposits, paid Stamp Duty in thousands of pounds and VAT and more tax on bills and so on and have fallen on hard times, no fault of their own!WHY SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT CLAIM A STAKE IN PEOPLE'S PROPERTIES?!They say it will impress the tax payer - but HOLD ON, property owners / mortgagees were and ARE tax payers!I urge you ALL to STOP THIS!! Answer this - (regardless of whether you are unfortunate to be on benefits due to unforeseen circumstances or working, as it could be you in future, always remember that)! - WOULD YOU LIKE ANOTHER PARTY - THE GOVERNMENT PLACING A CHARGE ON YOUR HOME, (if you haven't volunteered say under a help to buy scheme that is) but PRIVATE 'owner', mortgagee?! I think you would refuse?!There is nothing fair about this.These SMI recipients could say receive £200 per month (or 4 week) on a £700 mortgage - therefore having to find the other £500 per month, as well as bills and necessary outgoings! So if that was (as per this Gov plan) added up, more interest, on top of mortgage that recipient is already struggling to pay, the mortgage and this CHARGE together grows even bigger. Remember NO PART OF SMI pays towards the actual mortgage - merely a small part of interest ONLY!If you are a working FIT healthy person or on Tax Credit for example and don't agree with persons having to be on sick welfare or benefits full stop, then I urge THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX - many sick, disabled, non working people may have fought to campaign to stop something or gain for you. You cant resent genuinely sick or disabled persons or people that lose their job through no fault of their own - so don't let the Gov. punish the vulnerable even more, by forcing a claim on their homes, nor making benefits repayable!PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE PETITION and know that if it works, at least you, your family members or future generations won't be affected, if they fall on hard times, become ill etc.
Petition to Justine Greening
Stop The Tories Proposal To Allow Biological Males To Gain Access To Bio Female Safe Space
Soon in the UK adults will be able to change their gender legally without a doctor’s diagnosis under government plans that will transform British society. Bio males will be able to identify themselves as women — and Bio females as men — and have their birth certificates altered to record their new gender. This means Ministers plan to tear up the existing rules that mean people have to live for two years as their desired gender before they can officially change sex. If someone hasn't lived for at least two years in their desired gender or been assessed by a doctor it could lead to abuses and males trying to access female space with malicious intent. And that could mean vulnerable women's safe spaces, like Rape Crisis Centres and women's bathrooms may soon have to allow access to biological males - without question, as long as they claim they are female. As well, if a woman sees someone who still looks like a biological male she might not know their gender identity. Gender Identity isn't always obvious. Imagine how a female victim of child abuse, a rape victim or a survivor of domestic violence in a shelter might feel in this situation when she's in a place she thought was safe? Imagine what could happen if someone abused this new proposed legislation to attack women or girl children? Violent crimes are disproportionately committed by biological males against biological women and girls. ALL prejudice is wrong, including prejudice against Trans people, but we need to recognize that biological females are also discriminated against based on their birth sex, in particular as victims of this type of crime. Please help protect biological girls women from this by signing this petition. Advocate to stop this legislation or for the Tories proposal to include a mandate that safe spaces for biological women will be protected.
Petition to Andrew Lewer: Northampton County Council: Northampton Borough Council:
Build our bus station back in Greyfriars - stop the chaos and traffic
Build back our bus station in Greyfriars - the people of Northamptonshire are fed up of being ignored. The traffic and chaos thanks to the current bus station can all be resolved if we return the bus station back to its original place! Health and safety issues; 1) Children going onto the road 2) Wheelchair access 3) Pathways blocked - disrupting traders on Drapery 4) Having to wait outside in bad weather such as rain sleet snow etc 5) Limited seating areas for pregnant women, vulnerable and elderly.
Petition to UK Parliament, UK Electoral commission
Hold a second general election in 2017
The UK did not choose a coalition between the DUP and the Conservatives. Britain has been left confused and shocked at the outcome of the election. We believe a second vote is the best way forward in order to achieve a first past the post government for the sake of Britain. How can a coalition government, with such different interests at heart, give us a good deal on brexit and continue to run the country for the next 4 years? The Tories have a terrible track record with coalitions, with the Liberal Democrats claiming that they had been stabbed in the back by the Tories. Is this really the government we want at such a precarious time for the UK? Sign this petition to tell the government that this is not what the UK wants or needs.
Petition to UK Parliament
UK Tories Payback tax payers £150m for election that was not in the national interest
The U.K. Tory party presents itself as the party of the many and continually makes decisions that are not in the best interests of the British people. The petition is to drive accountability for calling an election that was based on very narrow party interests and claiming it was in the national interests. Theresa May had a mandate for Brexit and did not need to waste £150m on an election - this was money that could have been spent on education or health. Please can the Tory party arrange a payback agreement with the exequer.