Gaming Machines

Treasury written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of tax changes to fixed-odds betting terminals on (a) the number of betting shops and (b) the number of people employed in betting shops. [R]

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary

The assessment of the impact of the changes to Machine Games Duty on B2 machines is available in the relevant Tax Information and Impacts Note published at Budget 2014. This document is accessible at the following link:

The main responses from consumers and bookmakers are explained in the relevant Policy Costing, available at the following link:

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