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Firearms licensing service improved after criticism

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has been made aware that several firearms licensing departments that had previously stopped grant applications have revised their policy after criticism from BASC, press coverage and intervention by MPs. Licensing departments in North Yorkshire, Thames Valley, Kent and Northamptonshire had all previously announced that grant applications for… Read more »

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Tory report says couples are key to social breakdown
Tories: Families solution to growing underclass

The government must promote the benefits of marriage to tackle a “growing underclass” in Britain, a Conservative policy group has argued. The party’s social justice taskforce, led by former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith, says family breakdown is a major cause of drug and alcohol addiction, crime and the failure of many individuals to fulfil… Read more »

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£3.5 billion is currently owed in child maintenance
Parents face child maintenance ‘shaming’

Government ministers are expected to back proposals for a website that will “name and shame” parents who refuse to pay child maintenance. The proposal is expected to be outlined in a white paper later this week. Other measures will also be detailed, such as the confiscation of passports and curfews for absent parents. It is… Read more »