Keep up to date with the latest news from the gun trade world
New Export Opportunities
The GTA promoting the UK Gun Trade in overseas markets
Information - Tuesday 26th March 2019

The GTA is working hard to promote the UK Gun Trade and develop overseas markets for all firearms types. We intend that the Association becomes a key player in putting Members... Read more...

Situations Vacant
New service on the GTA website
Information - Tuesday 23rd April 2019

The UK Gun Trade is an exciting field of employment and the GTA is working hard to promote careers in our industry.If you are looking to work for one of our members please... Read more...

New Marketing and Communications Officer
The GTA Welcomes New Marketing and Communications Officer Ben Tolhurst
Information - Monday 20th May 2019

Tewkesbury, May 15, 2019 – The Gun Trade Association announces the appointment of Ben Tolhurst as our new Marketing and Communications Officer.  Ben will be responsible for communicating... Read more...

MONTHLY UPDATE
Director's Monthly Update on Trade Issues
Information - Friday 15th November 2019

Do you read the Director's monthly update in Tackle and Guns Magazine?  Through this free trade magazine, as well as getting the latest on products and commentary, Simon writes... Read more...

LEAD ALTERNATIVES
Shooting Organisations Announce Voluntary Move Away from Lead Ammunition for Live Quarry Shooting
Information - Monday 24th February 2020

In recognition of the shooting organisations' statement on lead ammunition, the GTA has produced a guide on alternatives.  While many are aware of the availability of bismuth and... Read more...

GOVERNMENT ADVICE FOR BUSINESSES - COVID-19
Guides for Employers and Employees
Information - Wednesday 18th March 2020

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have a web page dedicated to advice on how businesses and employees should deal with the COVID-19 epidemic.  Read more...

PROOF HOUSES CONTINUE OPERATIONS
With a few constraints, the British Proof Houses stay operational
Information - Thursday 19th March 2020

Birmingham Proof House COVID-19 Operation PolicyDear Trade Member,We wish to update you on the Birmingham Proof House Operation... Read more...

EXPORT LICENCE HANDLING - COVID-19
Ensuring Export Licensing Continues
Information - Friday 20th March 2020

The Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) is taking measures to ensure there will be minimum disruption to the export licence application process, as well as the advice we provide during... Read more...

GOVERNMENT SUPPORT TO BUSINESS
The Chancellor Unveils New Support Package
Information - Sunday 22nd March 2020

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures that will help support Gun Trade businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. Read more...

RFD LICENSING
Home Office and Police Seek Solutions to Licensing Challenges
Information - Thursday 26th March 2020

On Monday I wrote to the Home Office and the police to raise the issue of licensing departments operating under restricted routines; visits to businesses are largely curtailed.   They... Read more...

NEW BOOK
Ex-GTA Chairman and Cornish Lifeboatman's new book
Information - Friday 14th August 2020

Chris Price of Helston Gunsmiths is well known across the Trade.  He is perhaps less known for his long service on the Falmouth lifeboat. While sadly not covering much of... Read more...

PROOF HOUSES REMAIN OPEN
Both Proof Houses will Remain Operational During Lock-Down
Information - Friday 6th November 2020

Both the Birmingham and London Proof houses have confirmed their intention to remain open through this lock-down. Read more...

THE DIGITAL SWITCHOVER
In partnership with Chubb Fire and Security
Information - Thursday 10th December 2020

The Gun Trade Association do not sit on their laurels and have recently partnered with Chubb Fire and Security to pre-empt the Digital Switchover which will affect your alarm systems. Read more...