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Taxation: Gaming

Treasury written question – answered on 28th January 2008.

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Photo of John Hemming John Hemming Liberal Democrat, Birmingham, Yardley

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer

(1) what factors he takes into consideration when determining the tax rate for gaming products;

(2) if he will apply a zero-rate VAT liability to the bingo industry;

(3) what plans he has to amend the taxation and duties payable by (a) bookmakers, (b) bingo operators and (c) gaming machines operators.

Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle The Exchequer Secretary, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The Government consider all relevant factors when establishing and maintaining fair regimes for the gambling taxes. The Chancellor keeps all taxes under review and decisions about gambling taxation are made at Budget alongside all other tax decisions.

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