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“Radical overhaul” of UK gambling: Labour plans a £160m annual levy on industry

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Convinced by what it claims is the “hidden epidemic” of gambling addiction in Britain, the Labour Party has placed itself in stark opposition to the gambling industry. The Labour Party has called for a “radical overhaul” of gambling regulation in the UK - and issued a raft of over-reaching proposals that would see a Corbyn government impose a mandatory levy...

Bacta join forces with C of E at APPG Impact Event

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Bacta joined forces with a broad range of stakeholders and individuals including the Church of England, The Royal Society for Public Health, numerous local authorities, gambling addicts, reformed addicts and representatives from both the House of Lords and the House of Commons in an unequivocal show of support for a reduction in the maximum FOBT stake to £2.   The All Party...

Bacta shares platform with Labour deputy leader Tom Watson

As the Labour Party made its way to Brighton this week, so did bacta’s John White, who was a panellist in a debate during the party conference before hosting Fish & Chips & Beer on the pier for MPs.   Bacta’s empirically-based arguments supporting the need to significantly reduce FOBT stakes gained further traction this week when chief executive, John White,...

Labour Party: gambling operators should foot gambling addicts’ health bill

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Gambling operators may be compelled to fund treatment for gambling addicts under new plans from the UK Labour Party.   Deputy party leader Tom Watson’s office released excerpts of a speech which he intends to deliver at the party’s annual conference, which kicked off in Brighton today Watson will call on UK gambling operators to pay the National Health Service bills for...

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