With the appointment of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC's), Police Authorities no longer exist. Licensing departments will no longer be able to accept cheques made payable to a Police Authority.
It is imperative that your cheque for your grant or renewal etc. of a firearm, shotgun, RFD certificate or visitors permit must be made payable to the correct police force account to avoid delays in processing your application.
Of course, your local licencing team should let you know this, but just to be safe either double check with them or see the list of payees on the BASC web site here: