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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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Pay-offs to departing MPs at the next election set to double after IPSA ruling

Severance pay given to departing MPs will double to £17,300 at the next general election.  Former MPs’ “winding-up” period has also been extended from eight weeks to four months, in an effort to make the transition from parliamentary work smoother and more efficient.  A spokesperson for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, the body that made… Read more »