Databases

There have been many concerns expressed about the plethora of databases (14 as I write this), reportedly there are failures to communicate between some of them. There are also issues being caused by double registration which can lead to confusion over owners and current addresses.

In Nov 2020 the MTA have changed their constitution to allow membership of databases to try to establish a standard requirement - which is already required by DEFRA but apparently not well enforced. MTA membership will require full compliance with the DEFRA requirements.

More later…