Bingo: Excise Duties

Treasury written question – answered on 17th March 2020.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much Bingo Duty was paid by (a) individuals and (b) organisations based in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

During the last five financial years HMRC received the following payments for Bingo Duty from UK taxpayers:

2014/15 = £47.0 million

2015/16 = £33.9 million

2016/17 = £34.5 million

2017/18 = £32.4 million

2018/19 = £33.4 million

HMRC publish information on total Bingo Duty receipts within the ‘UK Betting and Gaming Statistics’ publication:

No disaggregation of Bingo Duty receipts paid by individuals and organisations in Northern Ireland is available as this information is not recorded on trader returns or cash receipts.

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