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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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Labour attacks government over tax hike as prices rise

The cost of living soared 5.1% in the 12 months leading up to November 2021, up from 4.2% in October, and the highest hike since September 2011. Surging costs of transport and energy were mostly responsible for the rise, which far surpassed forecasts of a 4.7% jump, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS)…. Read more »