Knife crime has been a growing problem and BASC continues to work with Government to ensure that knife laws remain balanced and proportionate. BASC remains committed to maintain effective laws to eliminate knife crime and to protect those who have a legitimate requirement to sell, carry and use knives for sport, business and recreational activities.
Legislation is becoming ever more complicated today in an attempt to stay ahead of crime trends. Legislative disparity also exists where devolved Governments have made their own changes for local communities. Whether or not these changes have impact on knife crime, could these measures put you the wrong side of the law? This page is dedicated to providing up to date legal advice about current and proposed legislation so that you can stay sharp about knife law. We will update this page when developments happen.