Gambling: Reviews

Treasury written question – answered on 25th October 2021.

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Photo of Andrew Bridgen Andrew Bridgen Conservative, North West Leicestershire

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has modelled the potential impact on (a) tax receipts and (b) the sport and leisure sector of the Gambling Commission's proposals of affordability checks put forward as part of the Government's review of the Gambling Act 2005.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately The Exchequer Secretary

No assessment has been made. In line with its statutory duties, the independent OBR publish the fiscal impact of any government policy that is introduced as part of the Budget process.

DCMS is considering the responses to its call for evidence, along with Gambling Commission proposals, and expect to publish a response document setting out any conclusions and consulting on next steps by the end of the year.

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