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Firearms Licencing Survey in Beds, Cambs, Herts – please take part by 31 March

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire Constabulary are working together in a number of policing areas in order to deliver a more efficient and cost effective service. One of the areas under consideration is Firearms and Explosive Licensing: applications, renewals, online payments and other related enquires.  Changes in technology mean that the police are able…

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Gamekeepers and other non-agricultural occupants of tied housing – a survey

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

For the gamekeeper being made redundant, retiring, or simply losing their job due to circumstance, housing is usually the most important concern. Harrison Riddle, a keeper’s son, has drawn up a short questionnaire on the subject as part of his dissertation at Harper Adams University. We join the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust in supporting this study…

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Labour plans to raise gun licence fees

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Supporters of shooting will be interested to read the below exchange which took place in an Opposition Day debate on Future Government Spending. The debate took place in the House of Commons on Wednesday 4th March and a factor was Labour’s plan to raise £17m through increasing gun licence fees, with Shadow Chief Secretary to the…

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Shooting generates £2bn, boosts conservation and provides jobs

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

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