Saturday, January 29, 2022

Tag: MPs

Football Index: MPs urge government to improve Gambling Commission

Football Index MPs urge government to improve Gambling Commission
Sixteen MP’s have called on the government to implement recommendations to improve the Gambling Commission to ensure a situation like Football Index never occurs again.

Bring online stakes in line with land based bookies say parliamentary group

Houses of Parliament Parliamentary Group call for online stakes to be in line with land based bookies
A group of MPs, Lords and clergymen have written to the Daily Telegraph to ‘demand’ the government takes “bold” action in its gambling review.

Off The Record Boris Johnson / Peppa Pig / PPE / HMRC / Covid strategy

Peppa Pig Boris Johnson Comment
If Boris loses the plot who could be the next incumbent to redecorate the Number 10 flat, why the Commission could be excused for breathing a big sigh of relief and who’s for a trip to the 8th most popular amusement park in the world?

Comment – Why do MPs know so little about the business / Restrained Restricted and Controlled by legislation: time for change

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The industry assembled for the first time since 2019 for a hefty dose of politics at this week’s Bacta Convention. Coinslot assess some of the early exchanges where Bacta’s attack and defence were busy in action, while the opposition changed its line-up but not its formation

Off The Record – MPs / Medics / Interest Rates

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In the light of new evidence concerning moonlighting elected representatives Off The Record asks when does the second job actually become the first job, how much should Medics receive to encourage them to relocate to work in Blackpool and argues why the industry needs to get more MPs into our AGCs and FECs - pronto!

Political will: MERKUR UK’s MP engagement programme gathers pace across the nations

Merkur UK campaign MPs
MERKUR UK has been at the vanguard of the industry’s campaign to help inform MPs and improve awareness of the sector. In the lead-up to recess the brand hosted four MPs in as many weeks.

Gauselmann launches digital digest for MPs and political influencers

Merkur Post
Gauselmann UK is leading the charge to keep MPs informed and up to date on the key issues impacting the AGC sector - the Merkur Post represents its’ latest initiative.

All the President’s men: Miller proud of “all-hands-on-deck” lobbying effort

James Miller Bacta President
An unusual year made for an unusual AGM for the trade association - but despite the myriad of challenges in 2020, Bacta president James Miller was brimming with pride over the industry’s improved dialogue with lawmakers.

MPs call for support measures to protect Britain’s hospitality sector

MPs support Britains hospitality sector
Some 85 Conservative MPs have gathered their forces to press the chancellor for enhanced support to protect the UK’s troubled hospitality businesses.

Amendment tabled for FOBT stake reduction

Houses of Parliament FOBT Stake Amendment
From a 21 strong group of Tory rebels, plus a UDP faction, some 74 MPs have now stepped forward to table a motion to attempt to force a government reversal on the delayed implementation of FOBT maximum betting stakes.

Treasury branded “morally reprehensible” over FOBT cut delay

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In Money Vs. Morality round two, chancellor Philip Hammond is against the ropes once again, with MPs branding the reported 2020 delay to FOBT maximum stake cuts as “morally reprehensible”. MPs including former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith, Carolyn Harris, and Ronnie Cowan, have written a letter to the Prime Minister urging her step-in on the FOBT stake cut implementation...

Hancock grilled by MPs on FOBTs

Coinslot Matt Hancock DCMS
  As the gambling industry, and many other interest groups across the country, waits for the DCMS to decide the fate of FOBTs maximum stake, culture secretary Matt Hancock faced hard questioning from MPs in parliament.   Culture secretary Matt Hancock recognised the issue of FOBTs “raises strong emotions in the House and around the country” in parliament on 8 February, as...

CAMRA campaign against “ticking time bomb” pub rates garners parliamentary support

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The budget in March was a mixed bag for pubs, with minor rates relief for many dampened by increased beer duty for all. Before the next budget on 22 November, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has piled on pressure for further relief.   The Campaign for Real Ale has warned that pub business rates are a “ticking time bomb” as...

Lower tourism VAT in the UK, government urged

Coinslot - Tourism VAT UK
With a high VAT regime, British tourist destinations have suffered from competition elsewhere in Europe. But as visitor numbers rise thanks to a weakened pound, MPs are urging the government to keep up the momentum by cutting tourism VAT.   Two MPs are urging the government to lower tourism VAT to boost the number of visitors coming to the UK. Ross Thomson,...

Bacta launch MPs Parliamentary Luncheons programme

Aiming to foster direct contact with political decision makers around the country, Bacta is to organise a series of lunch events with coin-op stakeholders and their local MPs.   Bacta has launched the first of a programme of Parliamentary Luncheons, at which members from the association’s North West region will host local members of parliament in Westminster. This first instance of a...