UKGC grants a further temporary extension to regulatory return submission dates

In confirming a further temporary extension to regulatory return submission dates, the Gambling Commission has stated as follows in its website posting of today (24 June 2020):

Regulatory returns – further temporary extension to submission dates

Regulatory returns are a basic condition of holding a gambling licence and we still expect them to be submitted accurately and in a timely manner. More than ever, the data we collect on the size, shape and trends of the gambling market is critical to our work in making gambling fair and safe.

We have allowed an additional four weeks (28 days) for operators whose regulatory returns are due on or before 30 June 2020.

While operators continue to adjust their working arrangements due to Covid-19, we have updated this guidance.

For operators whose annual regulatory returns are due between 1 July and 31 July 2020, we are also allowing some additional time. These must all be submitted by 12 September 2020.

Quarterly returns due after 30 June must now be submitted as normal (within 28 days of an operator’s quarter end).

  • For example, if your quarter end is in line with UK financial quarters (1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020) you need to submit by 28 July 2020.

Note that our regulatory returns reminder service is automated. Reminder emails will state the original submission due dates.

This follows the grant of a previous temporary 28 day extension of time for submission of regulatory returns granted by the Commission in April 2020 (as reported by us here)