Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tag: Conservatives

Has the government reverted to type and scuppered additional bank holiday proposal?

October bank holiday
A hospitality industry proposal that originally emanated from Bacta to introduce an October half term bank holiday has been rejected by government due to..

Tories pledge new digital precedent for British gambling law

Boris Johnson gambling act
Alongside the oft-repeated pledges to “get Brexit done,” the Conservative Party’s 2019 manifesto has sworn to “review” Britain’s “analogue” Gambling Act of 2005.

FOBT stake: Two pound Tories talk tough

FOBT, stakes, Industry, politics, finance
Regulus Partners’ Dan Waugh details the current state of the FOBT debate in the consultancy firm’s ‘Winning Post’ blog, suggesting where “future battle lines will be drawn” for the gambling industry. What will we do for amusement once (if?) the public policy wrangle over FOBTs is resolved? Last week opened with renewed hope for the betting shop sector as The...

Tories fire back at Labour’s Coastal Communities Consultation

clacton coastal consultation labour
    Socio-economic squabbles broke out in Clacton on 20 January as Labour promoted its Coastal Communities Consultation in the resort’s townsquare, much to a Conservative councillor’s consternation.   Alex Mayer, an MEP for the East of England, said that according to the Social Market Foundation think-tank, coastal towns are lagging behind inland areas, and have some of the worst levels of economic...

Bacta take on the bookies at Conservative Party conference

Coinslot - Gabi Stergides Bacta conservative knowledge
  Bacta is reflecting on a frenetic fortnight of political lobbying and networking at the Labour Party and Conservative Party conferences held in Brighton and Manchester, respectively. It proved a key two week period in transforming opinions.   The bacta senior team comprising president Gabi Stergides (pictured), vice-president James Miller, former president Jason Frost and chief executive John White, took the opportunity...

‘Strong, stable’, but no surprises in Tory manifesto

Coinslot - Tory manifesto FOBTs
No FOBT commitments from the Conservative manifesto, but a strong backing for small businesses, coastal communities and affordable energy. The only steady hand to steer a post-Brexit Britain? The Tories think so.   With a half-baked triennial review now on the backburner, the Conservative manifesto held no surprise FOBT commitments - in fact, no real surprises whatsoever - as Theresa May...

Play your cards right ahead of UK election

Coinslot - General Election BBPA
The FOBT issue may have been kicked into the slightly longer grass thanks to the General Election, but what, wonders Ken Scott, happens next?   The bête noir of British gambling is likely going to emerge from the dawn of a new British Government at best seriously injured, although almost certainly not slain. The FOBT will face a dramatic change in its...

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