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April 12, 2021

It will run until 25 March 2021

Govt. Department launches consultation on uplift to UKGC fees 

Govt. Department launches consultation on uplift to UKGC fees 
"We would encourage everyone impacted by the proposals to have their say," UKGC officials said.
United Kingdom | 02/01/2021

The consultation released by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) proposes an uplift to gambling regulator's fees based on proposals from the UKGC to the Government. The Commission welcomed the consultation as "it will explore much-needed changes to our fee income to enable us to continue to regulate effectively."

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he Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) launched last week a consultation into the funding of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).

The consultation, which will run until 25 March 2021, proposes an uplift to UKGC fees based on proposals from the Commission to the Government. This is separate to the ongoing Gambling Act Review.

"We welcome this DCMS consultation as it will explore much-needed changes to our fee income to enable us to continue to regulate effectively," UKGC officials said in a statement. "We would encourage everyone impacted by the proposals to have their say."

"We are already making gambling safer - having strengthened age and identity verification, introduced strict new guidance for so-called VIP schemes, and banning gambling with credit cards – but further resources will mean we are able to make greater and faster progress in making gambling safer and protecting consumers in the years to come," they added.

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