News Merger of Gambling Commission & National Lottery Commission - Order issued

  • Date: 20 September 2013
  • Author/Solicitor: Nick Arron

Following on from our previous eNews on the XXXXXX merger of the Gambling Commission and The National Lottery Commission, we can confirm that The Public Bodies (Merger of the Gambling Commission and the National Lottery Commission) Order 2013 will come into force 1 October 2013.

The National Lottery Commission relocated to the Gambling Commission's Birmingham offices in January 2012. The Government hopes that the merger, allowing the two bodies to act as a single regulator, will place the bodies in a better position to advise on both gambling and National Lottery matters as it will increase the knowledge base between the two.

The Order has been made to facilitate the merger of the Gambling Commission and the National Lottery Commission under the provisions of The Public Bodies Act 2011.

A copy of the Order can be found here: XXXXXX The Public Bodies (Merger of the Gambling Commission and the National Lottery Commission) Order 2013