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DCMS calls for mandatory levy despite £100m operator pledge

DCMS Jeremy Wright
Despite the “Top Five” UK betting operators pledging to increase their funding commitment to tackle problem gambling, the DCMS has reiterated calls for a..

Gambling’s big five agree on upscaled voluntary levy

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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..

Threat of statutory levy gains ground

Politics, tax, statutory, levy, industry
The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board has proposed a compulsory levy on gambling operators to fund problem gambling initiatives, as part of feedback on the the UKGC National Strategy. Intended to replace the current voluntary contributions made by firms, the board made the suggestions to designate funding for prevention, treatment and research, with the final Strategy set for publication in April...

One percent compulsory levy would be weighted across sectors, says Labour

Labour
At a Bacta-sponsored fringe event during the Labour Party Conference, Tom Watson revealed that his proposed one percent statutory levy would be weighted across the differing sectors of the gambling industry. Tom Watson has revealed that his one percent statutory ‘smart levy’ would be weighted across the various industry sectors, with those most responsible for gambling-related harm also paying the...

BALPPA await talks on apprenticeship levy and rateable values

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Following initial meetings with officials in Westminster, BALPPA CEO Paul Kelly is preparing for talks regarding the transparency of the rateable values process and the clarity of the apprenticeship levy’s seasonal pilot scheme.   Interrupted by parliament’s summer recess, attractions trade association BALPPA has been meeting with Westminster officials both to investigate opportunities regarding the apprenticeship levy, and to ensure a...

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