Friday, January 22, 2021

Tag: jeremy wright

“Not the end of this conversation”

Jeremy Wright Secretary of State for DCMS
In an oral statement to parliament, Secretary of State for the DCMS, Jeremy Wright, his views on the recent commitments made by some of the gambling..

Gambling’s big five agree on upscaled voluntary levy

Jeremy Wright gambling firm levy
In a move they hope will mitigate growing calls for a mandatory tax, some of the biggest gambling firms have agreed to substantially grow their annual contributions..

New heritage fund: will the broader leisure sector stand to benefit?

UK High Street
The government says it will establish a new lifeline to turn disused historic buildings into vibrant new contributors to the high street economy. Will that help leisure businesses?

Wright and wrong – culture secretary slams bookmaker bypass

Jeremy Wright Bookmakers bypass
Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright has labelled bookmakers supposedly bypassing the FOBT stake limits as “disgraceful” after Paddy Power and Betfred withdrew controversial titles Pick-n-36 and Virtual Cycling.

Wright confirms government considering gambling credit-card ban

Credit Card online payment
The culture secretary has said the government will follow the lead of the Gambling Commission, which is conducting a call-for-evidence on the issue of credit card use in gambling.

Cutting FOBT stakes to £2 is the right thing to do

FOBT, stakes, UK, jeremy wright, gamcare
On the date of implementation for FOBT maximum stake cuts, secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport Jeremy Wright posted a blog backing his predecessor’s decision and emphasising that where there is evidence of gambling-related harm, the DCMS will act. Today the maximum stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals will be cut from £100 to £2 in bookmakers...

The Wright Way: Secretary strong arms online gambling firms and banks to discuss credit card betting

Jeremy Wright, secretary, online gambling firms, banks, credit card betting
While the morality of betting on credit cards has never been a question for the amusements industry, culture secretary Jeremy Wright’s approach to the issue shows a cooperative attitude towards the industry - and one that his fellow politicians could learn from. Culture secretary Jeremy Wright is set to make his first big move in the industry after vowing meet...

Wright announces sector deal negotiation with tourism trade

Jeremy Wright, negotiations, tourism, trade
Negotiations between government and trade chiefs will soon aim to produce a bespoke sector deal for the tourism industry - a step which one trade association chief claims could be a “game-changer”. As part of its continuing Industrial Strategy, the government has now announced its intention to deliver the tourist industry a sector deal that will aim to attract more...

GBG announce priority issues and extend open invitation to new Secretary of state

Jeremy Wright
Strategic body, the Gambling Business Group,has contacted Jeremy Wright QC congratulating him on his appointment as Secretary of State for Digital,Culture,Media and Sport (DCMS) and identifying a list of priority issues impacting the development of the industry as a socially responsible provider of gambling entertainment. GBG chief executive officer Peter Hannibal said: “The appointment of a new Secretary of State...

Change of the guard: Jeremy Wright appointed new culture secretary

Jeremy Wright
In Monday’s cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister Theresa May moved Jeremy Wright from attorney general to secretary of the DCMS, shifting Matt Hancock to health minister. Jeremy Wright, MP for Kenilworth and Southam, has been appointed the new secretary of state for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport by Prime Minister Theresa May. On Monday 9 July, following the resignation...

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