Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Tag: Report

Cash a lifeline for keeping track of spending for 15 million people amid cost of living crisis

Cash machines Which cost of living crisis
Around 15 million regular cash users say it helps them to keep track of their spending, underlining its importance for those on tight budget.

Gambling Commission stands its ground against parliamentary group’s critical report

Gambling Commission stands its ground against parliamentary groups critical report
As strong as it was brief, the Gambling Commission has waved away the criticisms by the APBGG report into its activities.

Hospitality confidence falls amid Plan B measures

Hospitality confidence falls amid Plan B measures
A report from market insight firm CGA has revealed the ”major” impact of Plan B measures on business confidence, as venues gear up for “a difficult winter.”

Bacta picks up plaudits at its annual convention

Bacta picks up plaudits at its annual convention
Following last week’s AGM, politicians and Bacta members have both “acknowledged the thorough and effective work of the trade association”. In a dispatch issued by the trade body, we get a glimpse of how Bacta’s work has been reaching out to people. In its very own words, here’s the association’s review in its post AGM release.

British Retail Consortium urges Treasury to reduce business rates burden

tax British Retail Consortium budget call
New report shows damaging impact of ‘shops tax’ on the levelling up agenda predicting further shop closures and job losses across the country. Time has run out for the restrictive business rates tax regime.

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.

Skegness MP calls for investment in yearround attractions

Skegness investment
The member of parliament for Skegness has welcomed a report from the Director of Public Health in Lincolnshire recommending investment in year-round facilities in order to tackle inequality, stating “it’s an important issue.”

2020 claims almost 2,000 pubs and bars

2020 claims almost 2000 Pubs and bars
The Lumina Intelligence UK Pub and Bar Market Report 2021 has revealed that 1,930 venues across the pub and bar sector closed during 2020, as lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures heavily impacted trading

Ruling the waves: Britain driving global preference for online gaming

YouGov report online gaming
Solidified by pandemic lockdowns over the last 18 months, Britain’s increasing preference for online gaming over retail makes it a nation driving the global trend - with 63 percent of gamblers globally preferring online to offline, according to YouGov.

Staycation summer to cut UK’s £30.5bn ‘tourism trade deficit’

Paignton Pier Staycation tourism Resolution Foundation report
The boom in ‘staycation’ holidays will provide some much-needed respite for the UK’s travel and hospitality sectors, with regions such as West Wales, Devon, Cornwall and the Lake District benefitting most - but cities including London and Manchester losing out - according to new research published by the Resolution Foundation.

Bingo report predicts live decline but sustained populartity

Bingo report
Online casino firm Leanbackplayer’s UK Bingo Industry Review 2021 has predicted a further decline in live bingo, despite the sector delivering 70 percent of the industry’s revenue. Is that wishful thinking from the online-backed study?

Age UK calls on government to introduce Universal Service Obligation to guarantee access to cash

Age UK cash shopping report
In its new report ‘Short-changed: How the decline of cash is affecting older people’, charity Age UK warns that being cut off from cash and banking services is tantamount to being excluded from society

High price for government roadmap: Delayed AGC opening will cost the sector £40 million in lost income

AGCs not reopening with retail
Estimates calculate the decision to keep AGCs closed for an extra five weeks until May 17 will cost the industry over £1.2 million in turnover each day. For a sector already on its knees after almost a year of closure, the notion that AGCs are not as Covid reliable as betting shops is proving to be an expensive piece of regulatory idiocy.

Morecambe back on the map for buyers

Morecambe business seaside resort
A report by the Labour Party says that seaside towns are at most risk of the economic fall-out from Covid-19. But there are some positives for coastal towns. Morecambe, the ‘Naples of the North’, is one example of a seaside resort that has a lot in its favour.

GamCare releases Leeds Community Gambling Service study

GamCare Leeds report
GamCare has released a report one year on from the launch of the Leeds Community Gambling Service, analysing the impact of the service delivered by NHS Northern Gambling Service, NECA, GambleAware and Leeds City Council

APPG shines light on seaside hospitality plight

Parliament Hospitality Tourism APPG new report
The latest white paper from the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Hospitality and Tourism has underlined the importance of the UK’s devastated hospitality sector to hundreds of struggling seaside communities.

Gambling Commission publishes forward looking strategy report

Neil McArthur National Strategic Assessment report GC
The regulator’s head Neil McArthur said that the publication of its first ever National Strategic Assessment demonstrated that the watchdog would go “further and faster” than ever before in cracking down on problem gambling.

Cashless continues growth amid lockdown restrictions

ATM use declines Cashless growth lockdown
The pandemic has been instrumental in accelerating the move toward a cashless society, with access to ATMs limited by lockdown measures, a separation of customers and service staff, and a growing uneasiness around handling notes and coins.

And the Lords said: “There is no need to wait … time for action” on new gambling legislation

social and economic impact gambling lords report
The House of Lords Select Committee report on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry has been released.

Blackpool to suffer more than most from lockdown, says new report

lockdown economic impact Blackpool
A new report by think-tank the Centre for Cities has once again highlighted the degree of regional disparity in Britain when it comes to the economic impact of the country’s ongoing lockdown misery.

Coastal towns worst-hit by lockdown, new study suggests

Coastal Towns Mablethorpe
As Britain enters its sixth week of lockdown, new economic data has suggested that two of Lincolnshire’s most popular seaside resorts are now at risk of bankruptcy due to ongoing shelter- in-place orders.

UK gambling sector employment saw 13 percent drop in 2019

Office National Statistics gambling industry employment report
A report by the Office for National Statistics has revealed employment in the UK gambling industry during 2019 was at its lowest in almost ten years, declining 14.7 percent since 2011.

Bournemouth assesses the damage: Lockdown is costing livelihoods

Bournemouth pre-lockdown
A report from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council has calculated the cost of a six month lockdown to the area would be £507m and 9,000 jobs, revealing the extent of damage caused to seaside resorts, businesses and livelihoods across the UK.

NAO White Paper: So what happens now?

NAO Report Gambling Commission
Coinslot spoke to its colleagues across the media channels to reflect on some of their take-aways from the Audit Office’s evaluation of the Gambling Commission and what it means for the impending reconstruction of the UK’s gambling legislation...

Bacta: “Seaside arcades are as valuable to UK economy as broadcasting or freight”

Report Seaside Arcade UK economy
Bacta has commissioned a new report showing that in 2018 seaside arcades and related activities contributed a significant turnover of £845m to the economy..

British Retail Consortium details high street downturn

high Street British Retail Consortium
Is Britain’s high street screwed? The British Retail Consortium paints a disturbing picture; the labour leader has put himself forward as the saviour..

Post Office survey reveals cash struggle for UK holidaymakers

Post Office cash survey
A Post Office report has revealed that 57 percent of people on a staycation have experienced difficulty in finding a nearby bank or ATM, with 18 percent..

UKinbound reports sustainability for both environment and business

UKinbound environment business
UKinbound has reported that UK businesses are making significant headway in reducing their impact on the environment, wit 81 percent of tourism..

Senet Group dismisses University of Warwick SR study

Senet Group University of Warwick Social Responsibility
After the University of Warwick published a report claiming that warnings on gambling adverts do little to deter gamblers, the Senet Group responded..

UK betting companies paid £19.7m in fines last year

Gambling Commission Neil McArthur
UK betting operators paid a record £19.7m in penalty fees last year as regulators toughened stance against those failing to adequately deal with problem gamblers and money laundering. A UK Gambling Commission report announced the regulator brought fines against nine operators in the 12 month period. Overall gambling fines increased from £18.4m handed out in 2018 and £1.7m in 2017. Online...