Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Tag: PHE

The Philp Paradox: Minister accepts unproven suicide figures while still calling for evidence-led approach to gambling regulation

Public Health England Chris Philp Gambling Reform Rally speech gambling regulation
During his speech at the Gambling Reform Rally, Chris Philp repeatedly cited an estimated 409 suicides linked to gambling in England while calling for tougher regulation. Yet analysts suggest this figure is unreliable, not least because the authors of the Swedish model which was used to determine the PHE figure specifically said it should not be applied to other countries’ analysis. So where does this leave the evidence based Gambling Review.

Off colour: Public Health England estimates the cost of gambling harm at a £1.27 billion

Public Health England cost of gambling harm
A report from Public Health England has estimated the cost of gambling harm to English society to be £1.27bn.