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College of Policing plans will enhance firearms licensing consistency

Proposed plans for firearms licensing officers to be annually accredited and assessed in England and Wales will enhance consistency across the licensing system, according to BASC. The proposal was publicly made by Andy Marsh, chief executive at the College of Policing, during a Home Affairs Committee policing priorities inquiry session earlier this month. In giving evidence… Read more »

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Entries for BASC classes at Crufts 2023 now open

Entries are now open for the gamekeepers’ classes at Crufts 2023. The classes, which are hosted by BASC, are open to gamekeepers, owners of working gundogs, gundog teams and young handlers, and will be held on Gundog Day, Thursday 9th March 2023, at the NEC in Birmingham. Postal entries close on 9 January 2023, and you can… Read more »

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Cooper stresses fiscal restraint amid Labour row over two-child benefit cap

Yvette Cooper has this morning insisted Labour must be “clear about what we can fund” as a row grips the party over Sir Keir Starmer’s updated position on the two-child benefit cap. The Labour leader confirmed yesterday that a Labour government would keep the controversial policy, introduced under the Conservatives.  The two-child limit prevents parents… Read more »