REVIEW OF 2017
This year has seen more activity than ever before with work involving the EU Directive, licensing of Air Weapons in Scotland, the Consultation on Section 5 fees, the commencement of the Policing & Crime Act, the Consultation on Dangerous Weapons (50.cal & MARS rifles), the definition of Antiques, the Air Weapon Review and much more.
The net result for the GTA and its members has seen us working harder than ever for the benefit of the Trade.
Once again, the Director attended over 80 separate meetings, both here at the Secretariat and at venues across the country. As ever, there have been seemingly countless visits to London, both to Parliament and the Home Office. The Director has driven more than 8000 miles on behalf of the Association and also attended many Trade and Game Fairs both here and overseas.
This year we have handled more phone calls, emails and letters than ever - the Director alone having dealt with in excess of 5000 emails. Members often prefer to discuss their queries on the telephone and have called in record numbers this year. Mr Batley is always pleased to assist members personally and has dealt with problems ranging from the straightforward to the almost impossible. Our all important E-Mail bursts have continued fortnightly updates on legislation, transport and other important matters and reports show that they are read by a record number of members.
The Director meets with the official and statutory bodies and organisations that have an impact on YOUR business:
We shall continue to defend and promote the UK gun trade in 2018 and beyond