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Home Offices launches consultation on deregulating sound moderators

BASC has welcomed a government decision to launch a public consultation on a proposal to remove sound moderators from firearms licensing controls. Launched today, the Home Office consultation seeks views on proposals to amend the definition of firearm in section 57(1)(d) of the Firearms Act 1968, removing the reference to sound moderators. Currently, sound moderators… 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 »