News Gambling Commission Issues Fees Discussion Paper

The regulator has asked for comments to be made on its fee structure proposals

Commenting, Richard Bradley, Solicitor at Poppleston Allen said:


“The Gambling Commission has issued a discussion paper explaining:

  • How it has set about recovering the costs of its operations via fees;
  • How that approach has developed both with better information and with the maturing relationship between the Commission and its licensees;
  • Its drive to reduce the costs of regulation; and
  • Its advice to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on changes needed to the fees regulations.

The paper has been produced following the previous government’s indication that fees and costs would be reviewed following the implementation of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014.  

Although the timetable for review of the existing fees structure has yet to be set by the Secretary of State, the Gambling Commission has proposed that a full year’s data should be available towards the end of the year, which will enable an assessment of the impact that the changes to the remote gambling sector have had on the regulator’s costs and income.

The Commission has stated that it plans to advise the government to amend existing fees and regulations, taking account of the changes to the number of gambling operators and addressing problems in the existing fee structure.

The Gambling Commission has asked stakeholders and interested parties to provide comments or suggestions on its approach set out in the paper by the 27 October 2015 (”.


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Source: Poppleston Allen