Police set up new panel to help shooters

An advisory panel aiming to improve cooperation and communication between police firearms teams and shooting organisations has been set up by the Metropolitan Police. The Independent Advisory Group (IAG) of the Met’s firearms enquiry team will meet every six months

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NI licence fees set

Northern Ireland has agreed a new system for firearms licence fees. A figure of £98 pounds has been agreed between BASC, the department of justice, and the police. A variation will cost £30 – far less than the £89 originally

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Kenyon’s the man to back fieldsports in Somerset

Former BASC and BDS man David Kenyon is running for a top police job in Avon and Somerset

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Police to begin “unannounced” home visits

The Association of Chief Police Officers has advised police forces to up their activity concerning firearms controls and begin calling on firearms owners unannounced.

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Lincolnshire licensing goes private

Lincolnshire police is to outsource its firearms licensing process to the private sector.

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ACPO proposes licence fee increases

A paper from the Association of Chief Police Officers’ Firearms and Explosives Licensing Working Group (ACPO FELWG) has proposed increasing the cost of obtaining a shotgun or firearm certificate from £50 to £93.80.

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