The rules for General Betting Duty (GBD), Pool Betting Duty (PBD), and Remote Gaming Duty (RGD) have changed with effect from today, notwithstanding the judicial review challenge mounted by the the Gibraltar Betting & Gaming Association. Gambling activities have previously been taxed on a ‘place of supply’ basis, but this has now changed to a ‘place of […]
The Responsible Gambling Trust has today published independently conducted research into gaming machines in licensed betting offices. The research shows that it is possible to distinguish between problem and non-problem gambling behaviour. The RGT press release containing a link to the research can be downloaded below.
The Government has published a fact sheet explaining the process for personal licence renewals. It will apply to holders of such licences that expire in the early part of 2015 prior to Royal Assent being given to the Deregulation Bill that will abolish the need for renewal. The fact sheet can be downloaded below but it should be noted that […]
David Clifton recently joined pub and bar industry leaders including Luminar CEO Peter Marks, Yummy Pub Company “Big Boss” Tim Foster, Chairman of All Our Bars Steven Brook, Maxwell’s Group Operations Director Craig Doyle and Heineken UK Category & Trade Marketing Director Andrew Turner for a roundtable discussion moderated by Tristan O’Hana, Editor of Pub […]
David Clifton reports on the amendment to the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill that resulted in pub companies with fewer than 500 tied tenants being removed from the constraints of the Statutory Code with the consequence that only the “big six” pubcos will be bound by it. In her next article for Pub & Bar, Suzanne Davies will comment on the […]
The Advertising Standards Authority has published a report entitled “Public Perceptions of Gambling Advertising in the UK” which can be accessed on its website here and downloaded below. Its conclusions (based on focus group research) include the following: People are exposed to far more gambling advertising than they might have assumed but the groups seemingly […]
The Gambling Commission has published an advice note in relation to a ratings category system regarding levels to which customer funds are protected. By 31 December 2014, the applicable category must be included in Ts & Cs and by 2 February 2015 must also be made available to the customer at the point of deposit and […]
The International Social Games Association has released its second independently commissioned research into social games, focused on concerns that social casino games, based on the freemium monetisation model, might be driving young people towards real money gambling and leading them to develop problem gambling behaviour.
The Home Office has confirmed that Royal Assent in respect of the Deregulation Bill will be deferred until Spring 2015, meaning that the abolition of the need to renew personal licences under the Licensing Act 2003 will not take effect until that time, but for those whose licences will expire before then the renewal formalities will be relaxed. […]
On behalf of Breeze Bars Limited, we are delighted to have acted on their successful application for a new premises licence, which has resulted in them achieving extended trading hours so that they are now able to open to a later terminal hour on Fridays and Saturdays than any other licensed premises in Bishops Stortford.