The Home Office has announced changes to the Firearms Rules 1998 which will take effect from 7 May 2021, and introduce changes relating to:

  • the prescribed forms for firearm and shotgun certificates, enabling recording of the “unique identifying mark” on the firearm or shotgun or its component parts
  • clarification of the obligation to inform the chief officer of police of the theft, loss or destruction in Great Britain of a firearm or shotgun certificate, or of any firearm or shotgun or ammunition to which the certificate relates.

Please see Circular 002/2021 The Firearms (Amendment) Rules 2021 on the gov.uk site for full details.