Emergency Budget expected to slash public spending
Britain braced for Osborne’s cuts

By Alex Stevenson The outcry against George Osborne’s emergency Budget is already reaching deafening levels, with just one day to go until the most significant reshaping of Britain’s finances in a generation. The chancellor is expected to mix nearly £30 billion of spending cuts with tax rises worth about £15 billion when he steps up… Read more »

Answer NRW’s call for evidence on wild bird licensing says BASC
Improvements to livestock worrying legislation welcome news for gamekeepers, says BASC

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has welcomed the announcement that enclosed gamebirds are to be included within enhanced livestock worrying legislation in England and Wales. Listing enclosed gamebirds and increasing police powers for dealing with incidents of livestock worrying are just two parts of a wider Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill introduced… Read more »

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Police are nervous about the plan, as is Labour.
Cameron in police charm offensive to head off mutiny

By staff Tory plans for elected police commissioners are being heavily debated, with chief constables visiting Downing Street to voice their concerns about the plans. The policy of elected police chiefs has turned much of the police force off the Conservatives. Labour believes it raises serious issues of political interference in policing. But the… Read more »