October 2019

Major retailers helping to prevent the underage sales of knives
The Government has agreed to a set of commitments with major retailers to prevent the underage sales of knives more generally in their stores and online.  The agreement also covers [...]
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#KnifeFree
Alongside the legislative measures in the Act, the Government is taking forward a number of other actions including: A national knife crime media campaign – #knifefree – to raise awareness of the consequences of [...]
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£100 million funding in 2019/20 to tackle serious violence
On 13 March, the previous Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in the Spring Statement that there will be £100 million funding in 2019/20 to tackle serious violence, including £80 million [...]
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The Offensive Weapons Act 2019
Following Royal Assent on 16 May, (details available on the Gov website: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/offensive-weapons-act-receives-royal-assent ) The Offensive Weapons Act 2019 includes specific measures for knife offences, in particular making it an offence [...]
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Serious Violence Strategy
In April 2018, the Government published the Serious Violence Strategy that set out action being taken to address serious violence and in particular the recent increases in knife crime, gun [...]
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