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BASC Members Insurance


mananddogadvertpicOur membership comes with insurance you can rely on.

At BASC we look after the interests of over 150,000 shooting enthusiasts – more than any other organisation in the UK.

We use our size and all our experience to support the sport you love and give you the highest level of insurance cover built into your membership. You can always be certain that you’re properly protected.

If you are already a member, don’t forget to introduce a friend – you could both win a brand new Browning shotgun. See our Member Get a Member page on the website for details.

BASC is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority ref 311937. The insurance aspect of your membership is a non-advised sale, and includes Insurance Premium Tax. BASC arranges insurance and the Insurer(s) provide it.

  • BASC  insurances are always there for you as policies of first resort, with dedicated helplines and skilled claims handlers.
  • BASC insurance is well-known and widely accepted, including overseas.
  • You can trust BASC insurance; BASC is fully regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is covered by the Financial Services Compensation scheme.


BASC offer a specially tailored insurance package for shooters, which comes with a range of additional benefits like a regular magazine, discounts from gunshops & shooting grounds, and shooting opportunities.

Liability cover

Brokers: Marsh Ltd, Underwriter: Zurich

As a BASC member you automatically receive the following Insurance package:

  • up to £10 million Legal Liability Cover ( for all shooting categories )
  • up to £10 million Employer Liability Cover ( for all shooting categories )
  • up to £10 million Product Liability cover ( for all shooting categories )


The policies provide cover for The British Association for Shooting and Conservation Limited and each member thereof. The Policies cover recreational activities of wildfowling, rabbit, pigeon, game, deer, vermin and target shooting, air-gunning, conservation, hawking, archery, angling and ferreting.

The policies provide worldwide cover with a limitation of 90 days to cover holidays for members resident permanently in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. (Excluding North America & Canada).

The BASC insurance only covers recreational activities.

If you have any questions on the policy please call 0370 9032037 (Option 1)

Legal expenses insurance

Brokers: Marsh Ltd, Underwriter: Markel

up to £250,000 of cover for:

  • Refusal to grant or renew a shotgun or firearm certificate Revocation or refusal to vary a firearms certificate
  • Partial revocation of a firearms certificate
  • Revocation of a shotgun certificate
  • Conditions imposed on a firearm or shotgun certificate

For more information or to make a claim please contact the BASC firearms team

Personal accident insurance

Brokers: Marsh Ltd, Underwriter: Chubb

up to £50,000 cover for:

Personal accident resulting on the loss of or loss of use of sight, hearing ,limbs while engaged in the recreational activities of wildfowling, rabbit, pigeon, game, deer, vermin and target shooting, air-gunning, conservation, hawking, archery, angling and ferreting.

Payment for beating, picking up, loading, and selling shot game:

The BASC policy only covers recreational activities, however, we recognise that some members will  take a small payment in cash or in kind as a result of their recreational activity. In most cases this payment, such as it is, will barely cover expenses; never the less it’s important that members are clear on when the BASC policy will protect them and when or if they need additional cover. Indemnity under the BASC members policy includes the activities of members engaging in recreational shooting activities who make a commercial gain from the sale of meat  or other small income derived from such recreational shooting activities, provided this is not their primary source of income.

However, if you are formally engaged by a commercial shoot to attend on specific days to undertake a specific task such as beating, picking up or loading, then you will be employed by the shoot and covered under the shoots Employer Liability cover.

If you hire yourself out as a loader, coach, pest controller , stalker/ deer manager etc, you will need additional cover for this commercial activity; see here: A professional shooters policy brokered by Aim Risk Services and Underwritten by Sprotscover Europe Limited

Humane Dispatch

From 1st July 2016 all full BASC members are covered under their membership insurance for Humane Dispatch under the Liability policy from Zurich.

Make a claim

Marsh Claims Team
Orchard Brae House
30 Queensferry Road
0131 311 4288

New legal expense insurance underwriter

From the 1 August 2019 the Association legal expense insurance policy will be underwritten by Markel. The new policy will have an excess of £500 per member per claim. Antares will continue to deal with all claims lodged with them.

The policy and insurance product information documents are available here:

Insurance documents

You can request a copy by email or to be posted to you by contacting the membership team on 01244 573 000. Members are advised to read the policy and policy exclusions.



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