From 2016 the law will require that all dogs are microchipped and wear a collar bearing a secure ID disc or waterproof tag with clear contact details of its owner. Dogs are not permitted to circulate without their owners and can be seized as a stray under such circumstances.
In the UK, if a dog suffers or dies as a result of being left in a hot car, their owner or caregiver can be prosecuted for neglect or cruelty under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. Successful prosecution for neglect or cruelty can lead to jail time, fines and being banned from keeping animals in the future.
The edited electoral register is available for general sale and can be used by other organisations for commercial activities such as marketing. You can choose on your registration form whether or not to appear on the edited register.
The full electoral register is used only for elections, preventing and detecting crime and checking applications for credit. It is available for inspection, under supervision, at your local council’s offices.
The electoral register is a list of the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote. Each local electoral registration office maintains the electoral register for its own area. There are two versions of the electoral register – the full version and the edited version.