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Premises assessments toolkit

This toolkit provides you with guidance, templates for letters and assessment forms and case studies to give examples of how cases have been successfully brought to a conclusion.

Premises assessment templates

To help you meet your regulatory obligations under the Gambling Act 2005 we worked with Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Licensing Forum and LLEP to create templates for assessments at gambling premises

Statutory powers of inspection under the Gambling Act 2005

These documents may not be appropriate for every local licensing authority, but they provide a solid starting point. They are reviewed regularly to ensure they reflect legislative change. 

Other templates and guides around premises inspection and assessments

List of Primary Authority gambling agreements

These are the gambling Primary Authorities (PA) agreements signed to date.  There is no restriction on any LAs wishing to undertake proactive test purchasing activity where the PA has not developed a National Inspection Strategy (NIS).

Contact the PA directly if you wish to participate in the NIS testing. 

Milton Keynes

Ladbrokes/Corals (with NIS)

Milton Keynes

Welcome Break

Reading

Paddy Power

Reading

BACTA

Reading

ABB

Reading

William Hill

 What impact does PA have on inspections?

During licensing inspections in operators that have an inspection plan or primary authority advice in place, officers do not need to review policies and procedures relating to age verification. 

This avoids duplication of time and effort as these have been checked nationally by the Primary Authority. However, officers are encouraged to ask questions/test knowledge of staff in the shop to check the implementation of the licensing objective of protecting children from being harmed or exploited by gambling. 

Officers can access information, including FAQs, on the Primary Authority Register in advance of an inspection of an operator with an inspection plan or primary authority advice on age verification in place to assist with getting the most out of the visit.