Taxation: Gambling

Treasury written question – answered on 1st March 2010.

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Photo of John Greenway John Greenway Conservative, Ryedale

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much betting tax was paid by (a) gambling operators and (b) the National Lottery in each of the last three years.

Photo of Sarah McCarthy-Fry Sarah McCarthy-Fry Parliamentary Secretary, HM Treasury

Information about betting and gaming taxes revenue collected by HMRC is available at:

https://www.uktradeinfo.com/index.cfm?task=bullbett

The following table shows figures for revenue collected from betting duty in each of the last three years:

£ 000
Total b etting
2007 418,459
2008 412,098
2009 353,347

Lottery Duty applies to lottery operators and is not a betting tax.

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