BASC welcomes constructive Home Office approach to firearms licensing fees

A decision by the Home Office to postpone an increase in firearms certificate fees to allow further work on costs and the role of medical advice in the licensing process has been welcomed by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

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Natural England and BASC discuss conservation partnership

The chair and chief executive from Natural England, the public body responsible for protecting and improving the natural environment BASC to discuss conservation programmes and explore opportunities for working together.

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BASC opposes Durham police demands for mandatory medical references

Durham Constabulary has been accused of exceeding its legal authority by demanding that firearm and shotgun certificate applicants provide and pay for a medical report from their GPs. The UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), is advising its members that the additional requirement goes beyond the existing stipulations set out by law and in Home Office guidance on firearms licensing.

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