Archive | February, 2021

The National Strategic Assessment and way forward for gambling regulation

Speaking at yesterday’s Westminster Media Forum policy conference “The future for gambling regulation”, Gambling Commission Executive Director, Tim Miller, delivered a speech entitled “The National Strategic Assessment and way forward for gambling regulation” (that you can download below). As its title suggests, the speech focused on the Commission’s first ever National Strategic Assessment published in November […]

No jab, no entry?

A ‘Feature’ article by David Clifton and Suzanne Davies for pubandbar.com (entitled ‘No jab, no entry?’) explores grounds on which a pub or bar might be able turn away customers on the basis of a ‘No Vaccine, No Face-Mask, No Entry, No Service’ rule. This inspiration for this article arose from a series of questions […]

Clifton Davies UK Gambling Regulation article – “That was the year that was, but what’s coming next?”

A “UK Gambling Regulation” article by David Clifton (written in December 2020) – entitled “That was the year that was, but what’s coming next?” – features in the newly published WhichBingo Online Bingo Annual Report 2021. The preface to the article states: We constantly write about operators, brands, and affiliates struggling to keep abreast of […]

Aspects of the PM’s ‘roadmap’ relevant for the pub & bar, entertainment, hospitality, land-based gambling and leisure sectors

In his statement delivered yesterday (22 February 2021) to the House of Commons on a roadmap for easing COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in England, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a four-step plan, each step of which will be subject to a Government review (against the following four tests) of the latest available data on the […]

UKGC calls for “extra operator vigilance” in light of latest gambling behaviour data (but PG rate reduces from 0.6% in 2019 to 0.3% in 2020)

In light of fresh data showing the impact of Covid-19 on gambling behaviour in the UK in December 2020, the Gambling Commission has today (23 February 2021) called for “extra operator vigilance …. during the current national lockdown conditions”. Its website posting states as follows: The Gambling Commission has published further data showing how the […]

UK gambling businesses invited to participate in cyber security survey

The National Cyber Security Centre (“NCSC”) is calling for gambling businesses to complete a survey (accessible here) about how the UK betting and gambling sector approaches cyber security. It has partnered with Ipsos Mori and a number of organisations to run the survey (that will remain open until 3 March 2021). The results will be anonymous […]

UKHospitality publishes 10-point “roadmap to recovery”

UKHospitality has today (18 February 2021) published the following 10-point “roadmap to recovery” that it believes will enable the hospitality sector to emerge from the present Covid-19 lockdown and restrictions by successfully and sustainably reopening from the start of April 2021, based on vaccination levels and infection rates. UKHospitality calls on Government to provide hospitality […]

Night-time Economy APPG report warns sector is at risk of extinction without urgent Government action

On 27 January 2021, we reported that the Night Time Economy All Party Parliamentary Group (“APPG”) had launched an Inquiry on ‘Covid-19 and the Night-Time Economy’. As part of that Inquiry, a survey was conducted that received over 20,000 responses from consumers, employers, employees, and freelancers in a sector that includes nightclubs, bars, pubs, live […]