The Home Office have just published their response to the consultation of various fees for Firearms related businesses, clubs and schools.
They are –
Club first time approval grant £444
Club renewal £372
There are also other fees for such things a changing the secretary, club name, etc, varying between £300 & £36.
These are far less than the original proposals but still a very considerable hike from £84 for both grant and renewal, and NO fee for variations. to quote the Home Office – “The review led to fees that are approximately 58% lower than those proposed in the consultation.”
We have always tried had to keep costs to a bare minimum to Phoenix members, but these extras will have to be factored into our subscriptions or range fees over the coming years. but basically it means that our costs will rise by £60 a year, although paid out in a lump sum every six years – 2020 being our next renewal.
That’s £60 a year we will not be able to use for the benefit of the club or the sport.