Lotteries: Licensing

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Shadow Minister (Culture and Tourism)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost was of a licence for (a) remote and (b) non-remote lottery in (i) 2004-05, (ii) 2005-06 and (iii) 2006-07; and if she will re-open consultation with the Lotteries Council and the Hospice Lotteries Association on the cost of lottery licences.

Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Culture)

The information is set out as follows:

Lotteries fees( 1) 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07
>£200,000(2) 454 468 487
>£50,000(2) 303 312 324
>£20,000(2) 104 107 111
>£10,000(2) 104 107 111
<£10,000(2) 104 107 111
Registration Fee (Society) 4,810 4,954 5,152
Registration Fee (Local Authority) 4,810 4,954 5,152
Renewal Fee (Local Authority and Society) 188 194 202
Lottery Manager 14,850 15,295 15,907
(1 )Licence fees were set under the provisions Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976 and were payable for non-remote licences only.

(2) Lottery with turnover (total value of tickets sold).

Note:

Under the Gambling Act 2005, licence fees are payable for both non-remote and remote provision.

Application fees (from 1 January 2007)
Non-remote Remote
Operating licence type A B C D E F G H
Society lotteries 165 247 329 165 247 329
Lottery Manager 988 1,647 2,306 988 1,647 2,306
Annual fees (from 1 September 2007)
Non-remote Remote
Operating licence type A B C D E F C H
Society lotteries 348 692 1,392 2,72 4,370 6,361
Lottery Manager 1,981 2,261 2,541 12,733 34,176 66,341

Following representations from the Lotteries Council and the Hospice Lotteries Association, the Department has accepted advice from the Gambling Commission that the level of annual remote fees for society lotteries should be lowered to the same level as non-remote society operators i.e. £348, £692 and £1,392. The Department intends to lay amending regulations in April.

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