Millions of rows of data released
Govt spending data published

By staff The government has removed the “cloak of secrecy” from Whitehall by publishing its spending data for the last two years. The Combined Online Information System (Coins) is the Treasury’s public sector financial database and is used to help manage taxes and supply estimates. It comes as part of the coalition government’s wider… 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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By staff David Cameron has visited Cumbria, two days after shooting spree killer Derrick Bird murdered 12 people before turning the gun on himself. The prime minister accompanied home secretary Theresa May, who yesterday pledged that the government would not rush to change gun-licensing laws in the wake of the incident. The pair visited… Read more »