To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the rate of gross profit tax levied on (a) bingo clubs and (b) bookmakers; and for what reasons there is a difference between the two rates.
The rates of general betting duty and bingo duty were set by the previous Government. Bingo duty is charged at 20% of gross profits and general betting duty is charged at 15% of gross profits. The March 2011 Budget left rates unchanged. All taxes, including gambling taxes, are kept under review.