Tag Archives: RET Levy

Brigid Simmonds: Levy consultation must protect vital RET contribution third sector parties.

SBC News Brigid Simmonds: Levy consultation must protect vital RET contribution third sector parties.

Brigid Simmonds (OBE), Chair of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has urged the government to guarantee the funding of third sector organisations in its consultation of a mandatory levy on problem gambling harms. Announced yesterday by DCMS, an eight-week consultation has been launched to gather stakeholder insights on the structure, management and oversight of a fixed levy collecting funds …

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Margot Daly: Third Sector must be heard in RET Levy’s formation  

SBC News Margot Daly: Third Sector must be heard in RET Levy’s formation  

Margot Daly, Chair of GamCare has urged MPs to ensure that the funding from the problem gambling’s RET levy is ring fenced in order to guarantee the most effective treatment for victims of gambling harms. Writing in the Commons news source, PoliticsHome.com, Daly emphasized the importance of third sector organisations such as GamCare, which provide first-hand treatment for gambling harms …

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Gambling White Paper lands on RET levy, ombudsman, age restrictions and affordability

SBC News Gambling White Paper lands on RET levy, ombudsman, age restrictions and affordability

After 28 months in development and overseen by the tenure of three Prime Ministers, three Secretaries of State and six junior Ministers, the Gambling Act review White Paper has finally been released this afternoon.  The White Paper sees the Conservative government fulfil a 2019 manifesto pledge made by PM Boris Johnson to overhaul the gambling sector by replacing its “analogue …

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BGC: Mandatory RET levy must protect interests of land-based operators

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum. Michael Dugher.

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) states that its members will support a mandatory levy to fund Research, Education, and Treatment (RET) services. However, the government must guarantee that the levy is “independent and tiered to protect land-based operators.”  The trade body outlined that for the past two decades, its members have contributed millions in RET funding through a voluntary …

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Report: RET levy likely as MPs reappraise White Paper

Report: RET levy likely as MPs reappraise White Paper

There remains just one outstanding affair for the Gambling Review to consider… the introduction of a mandatory research, education and funding (RET) levy. The issue has become a heated topic of debate over the past year, and as the review White Paper nears publication after close to 26 months in development, MPs have raised it as requiring attention. According to …

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UK Gambling Review to focus on technical constraints as conflicts loom on final judgements 

Stoke MP urges UKGC to follow govt ‘political direction’ on White Paper

Speculation continues to mount on the pending outcomes of the government’s review of the UK gambling sector, whose White Paper of Recommendations has been pushed back to July, by DCMS. This morning, The Times and Daily Mail reported that PM Boris Johnson will maintain his 2019 General Election pledge of imposing significant curbs on the online gambling sector, needed to …

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