New UKGC PML/PFL application and Annex A approval process on the near horizon

In its current fortnightly e-Bulletin newsletter (published today 28 June 2021), the Gambling Commission has published a notification in which it explains that it will soon be launching a new “Apply for a personal licence” service.

Those who are in the process of preparing their personal licence application or Annex A personal disclosure form (or who intend to do so shortly) must pay particular attention to the 23 July 2021 deadline contained within the Commission’s following notification:

The new service Apply for a personal licence (Apply for a PL) will go live in the last week of July 2021.  It brings together, into one service, all applications for personal licences (PML and PFL) and Annex A approvals.  

Any in progress applications in Application Online (for PMLs and Annex As) and in the Apply for a PFL service (for PFLs) should be completed, paid and submitted by 23 July 2021.   

After the 23 July 2021, you will no longer be able to use Application Online for PML applications and Annex A approvals or Apply for a PFL for new PFL applications.  

We will not be able to transfer in progress applications from the old services and as a result any incomplete applications will be deleted.  If you are not able to complete and submit your PL or Annex A application by 23 July, you will need to make a new application in the new service. 

Please note: You should continue to use Application Online for operator applications in the usual way. 

Anyone requiring advice on this subject is welcome to contact David Clifton –