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Non-remote external lottery manager (ELM) operating licence

Lotteries can only be run for good causes and cannot be run for commercial gain.

This licence allows you to manage a lottery on behalf of a society or local authority.

External lottery managers

A society or local authority lottery may employ an external lottery manager (ELM) to make the arrangements for the lottery on their behalf. All ELMs must hold an ELM operating licence. 

ELMs are commercial companies that manage lotteries and provide services to society and local authority lotteries. ELMs may need to hold both a remote and non-remote licence if they are involved in promoting both types of lottery. 

Application fees - non-remote external lottery manager (ELM) operating licence 

Application fees

 

Annual proceeds

 

 

 

A1 

B1

C1

D1

E1

Less than £0.55m

£0.55m - £2.5m

£2.5m - £5.5m

£5.5m - £10m

£10m+

External lottery manager

£977

£1,627

£1,878

£2,278

£2,527

Annual fee

Your first annual fee is due 30 days after your licence is issued to you. Subsequent annual fees are due every year before the anniversary of the day your licence was issued.

For the first year, the annual fees below will be reduced by 25% (ancillary and linked licence annual fees are not subject to this reduction).  

If you apply for a combination of different kinds of licence, you will get a discount on your annual fee.

Annual fees

 

Annual proceeds

 

 

 

A1 

B1

C1

D1

E1

Less than £0.55m

£0.55m - £2.5m

£2.5m - £5.5m

£5.5m - £10m

£10m+

External Lottery manager

£2,075

£2,368

£4,044

£6,675

£15,813

 

Also see

Promoting lotteries under umbrella brands

Advice on promoting multiple society lotteries

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External Lottery Managers (ELMs)

Advice for external lottery managers

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