Urgent Notice to All Club Secretaries

Please be aware that unless you have correctly completed and returned your club re-affiliation paperwork for 2016, your club will not be insured. We are unable to make any exceptions to this ruling as our underwriters will not accept claims made if the correct paperwork has not been submitted and received at our NSRA offices.

Please note that if you have already submitted your renewal paperwork, your club will be covered by our insurance, providing this is complete and correct. Any slight delay you may experience in receiving confirmation of your renewal is due to the Christmas / New Year break and the resulting volume of work we have to process.

To avoid unnecessary telephone calls and if you have yet to send in your renewal paperwork, please refer to the letter sent to you in October 2015, detailing the relevant forms for completion, the information required and the club renewal fee payable for 2016.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding during what is for us a very busy time of the year.

If you need another copy of the forms, all 2016 membership forms can be downloaded below:

The Home Office have launched an eight week public consultation regarding the proposed implementation of new fees for prohibited weapons, museum collections and approved shooting clubs.

The scope of the consultation sets out to seek the public's view on how best to implement powers to charge fees for firearms falling into the above categories and to enable the collection of such fees from the licence payer. It is anticipated that if the new proposals are passed the fees will come into force in 2017.

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If approved, it is likely the licensing charges relating to these categories would be substantial and immediate. In terms of NSRA members, the most relevant of these proposed increases will affect Home Office approved NSRA affiliated clubs, with a proposed increase from £84.00 to £1,050 for the initial grant of approval and £900 on renewal thereafter.

Section 5 firearms licensing grants and renewals would increase by over 66% were these proposals to become legislation.

Note that this consultation does not affect the fees for firearm and shotgun certificates issued by police forces.

In the NSRA's view these proposed increases are unjustifiable and close to extortionate.

We would therefore strongly urge members and NSRA member clubs and associations to object in the strongest possible terms to these proposals. To register your views follow the link to the Home Office consultation document below. Please note that all objections must be received by or before the 9th March 2017.

The NSRA as the National Governing Body is formulating a response and together with the other NGB's will be making the necessary representation on behalf of members through the British Shooting Sports Council.

We would also recommend that having completed the consultation document, each member forwards this to their local MP to reinforce the strength of feeling and to further support the case.

Home Office Proposal

Impact Assessment

 

Membership Department Vacancy

A vacancy has arisen for a Membership Assistant in the Membership Department.

Please see the below document for further information

Individual Membership WELCOME Offer

The Association has a special discounted price for individuals joining the NSRA for the first time as an Annual or Junior Annual Member, together with a bounty for the new member's club.