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The Government launches its consultation on the introduction of a statutory levy for gambling operators Published Date: 22/10/2023

Following the review of the Gambling Act 2005, the gambling white paper published in April 2023 set out the government’s plans for modernising the regulation of the gambling sector.

One of the key proposals in the white paper was the introduction of a statutory levy on gambling operators which represents a generational shift in the funding system for research, prevention and treatment.

The government is consulting on proposals on the key aspects of the levy’s design, including its structure, distribution and governance. There are significant complexities around the transition to the new system and we want the best available evidence when finalising policy decisions to ensure proportionate and effective action.

The consultation will be open for 8 weeks, closing at 11:55pm on 14 December 2023. We encourage all those with views or evidence on the options above to make submissions via the online survey by that point.

Following the closure of the consultation, the government will publish a formal response to set out our final decisions and reasoning before implementing the changes.