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Alliance welcomes Elliott Review recommendations for “consumer choice and our hard working farmers

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The Countryside Alliance has welcomed the Government’s response to the recommendations of the Elliott Review, commissioned after the horsemeat scandal, which will institute a Food Crime Unit to increase consumer confidence in food. We are interested to see how the recommendations work in practice and are using our own Rural Manifesto, to be launched before…

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‘Unjustified’ ACPO plans will alienate shooting community, says Countryside Alliance

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A campaign announced today by the Association of Chief Police Officers’ (ACPO) asking people to report signs of radicalisation, extremism and vulnerability to terrorism among firearms licence holders has been described as “unjustified and ill-judged” by the Countryside Alliance. ACPO has also asked police forces to carry out random unannounced security checks on gun owners. …

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New research shows shooting generates £2 billion for the economy

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Shooting is worth £2 billion a year (Gross Value Added*) to the UK economy and provides significant conservation benefits according to the results of independent research released today by leading shooting and countryside organisations. The figures are outlined in a new report – The Value of Shooting – conducted by Cambridge-based Public and Corporate Economic…

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New approach to ACPO firearms campaign

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The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and the Countryside Alliance have agreed a joint letter to all firearms licence holders clarifying the recent ACPO firearms security campaign as a result of concerns raised by thousands of Countryside Alliance supporters and licence holders. The ACPO campaign was launched on 13 October announcing spot checks on…

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