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Please pause the rollout of Universal Credit, until the flaws in the system are fixed.
No one should be forced to wait six weeks for vital support, when rent is due, bills are stacking up, and you have a family to feed. But that’s the reality for thousands of people on Universal Credit because of the problems with the system.
According to reports thousands more people on Universal Credit are behind on rent and council tax payments, compared to the old system. Families on Universal Credit don't have money left to pay their creditors after they've paid their rent and bills.
Rupert Murdoch could soon be handed control of what's beamed into 22 million homes. Or, his bid could be blocked by a government minister, who could demand a huge investigation into his power grab.
Karen Bradley, the minister in charge, has said she’s minded to say "NO" to Murdoch’s takeover. We could be on the verge of winning - but only if we keep the pressure up. Will you add your name to the open letter asking Karen Bradley to follow through and say “NO” to Murdoch’s Sky takeover?
Bees pollinate three quarters of the world’s crops - apples, strawberries, onions, carrots and many many more of our fruit and veg. We wouldn’t last long without them.
Right now there's a temporary ban on bee-killing pesticides, called neonicotinoids, across Europe. Over the next few months Environment Secretary Michael Gove has a chance to protect our bees for good by voting to extend the ban to take more of these pesticides of our fields, and by voting to make the ban permanent.
The Scottish Government wants to know your views on a new Climate Change Act. A strong Climate Act is needed to tackle climate change, and create jobs, improve health and reduce poverty.
Ask the First Minister to create a strong Scottish Climate Change Act and a prosperous, healthy Scotland by doing the following:
-Set a target of zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the latest, and a reduction of 77% by 2030
-Ensure that future finance budgets are consistent with our climate targets
-Commit to actions that cut emissions and deliver a cleaner, healthier, more prosperous Scotland
Is your local hospital under threat? Know a beautiful place that needs protecting? Is there a company that should be challenged to change its ways, or something the government can do to make the UK a better place?
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