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24 Apr 2018

Gambling - Annual fees: Are you in the right bracket?

In July many Operators will be required to pay their licence annual fees to the Commission. As we previously reported the Commission has introduced a new charging scale for Operators based not upon the number of physical shops within their ...

19 Apr 2018

Scotland - Alcohol Outlet Availability and Harm

Alcohol Focus Scotland has worked with the Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health (CRESH) at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, to provide what it states is further evidence of the ‘links between alcohol availability ...

10 Apr 2018

Gambling – Commission issue GDPR guidance

The Gambling Commission has now published an information note regarding the upcoming introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).Processing of personal data will continue to be required in order to achieve compliance with a gam...

06 Apr 2018

Gambling – ‘EuroMillions Condition’

Today the Gambling Act 2005 (Operating Licence Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 comes into force and will affect all betting operating licences, whether or not they were issued before today’s date.The regulations will add the follo...

03 Apr 2018

Scotland: Licensing immigration changes

The draft Immigration (Alcohol Licensing and Late Hours Catering) (Scotland) Regulations 2018 has now been issued and will come into force 21 days after they are made, a date which itself is yet to be determined.Material changes to the Lice...

29 Mar 2018

Soft Drinks Industry Levy - 6th April 2018

On the 6th April 2018 the new soft drinks industry levy will take effect.Drinks which will be effected include drinks which meet the following conditions:it has a content of 1.2% alcohol by volume or lessit’s either ready to drink, o...