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Firearms licensing failures impeding shooting sector

The failure of firearms licensing departments to prioritise resources is having a significant impact on participation in shooting sports and on the gun trade in England and Wales. Dozens of firearms licensing departments across the two countries are beset with significant delays and backlogs. The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), the UK’s largest… Read more »

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Thousands get to learn ‘moor’ at UK’s largest annual upland education event

The shooting community and local gamekeepers successfully delivered Let’s Learn Moor 2022, showcasing the benefits of sustainable grouse moor management alongside key partner organisations. Three thousand children from schools across the North of England have had a chance to ‘rescue’ their teachers with the help of mountain rescue teams, solve rural crimes with the police and… Read more »

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Electoral Commission comes under fire over party funding and voter fraud
Election watchdog ‘lacks courage and competence’

The row over party funding and concerns about voter fraud are largely down to a “lack of courage, competence and leadership” by the Electoral Commission, a new report warns. After an 11-month investigation, the committee on standards in public life today called for a radical overhaul of the elections watchdog to allow it to focus… Read more »

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Individuals should be banned from lending parties money, MPs have said
Party funding should be radically reformed

Individuals should be banned from lending parties money, donations should be limited, spending capped, and state funding increased if the public are to regain trust in the funding of political parties. These are some of the conclusions of the House of Commons constitutional affairs committee in its report on the funding of political parties. The… Read more »