The House of Lords is changing its allowances system
New Lords expenses system revealed

By staff A new system for Lords expenses, which would limit peers to £300 a day allowances, has been announced by Lord Strathclyde, leader of the Lords. The reform would scrap various types of Lords expenses claims, including the highly contentious ‘overnight subsistence’ allowance, and replace them with a flat £300 sum – or… 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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Non-EU immigrationwill be cut by 1,300 this year
Migrant cap just weeks away

By Alex Stevenson A temporary cap on the net number of non-EU immigrants arriving in Britain will come into force on July 19th. Home secretary Theresa May announced in a written ministerial statement to parliament that the number of migrants who can be offered jobs would be cut by five per cent, or 1,300, for… Read more »