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Review outcome could jeopardise wildlife management, warns BASC Scotland

BASC has expressed significant concerns about a number of elements which will be looked at as part of a Scottish Government review of NatureScot’s species licensing functions. BASC Scotland director Peter Clark said the review into NatureScot’s current licensing approach had the potential to affect the balance between predator control and wildlife management. He said… Read more »

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Public sector debt climbs as tax receipts rocket
Public sector debt climbs as tax receipts rocket

Fresh figures from the Office for National Statistics show that UK public sector debt has reached £2.3 trillion. The figures for the last financial year show public sector debt surging to £2.34 trillion over the past 12 months, equal to 6.2 per cent of national GDP.  In March the Office for Budget Responsibility forecasted that… Read more »

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Starmer: This is a ‘half-baked announcement’

Prime minister, Boris Johnson, announced that the government will “remove all remaining domestic restrictions in law” in a statement to the House. Labour’s Keir Starmer said that the government’s announcements were “not enough to prepare us for future variants” and pointed to the rumours that the prime minister “couldn’t persuade his own health secretary”. He… Read more »