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Making changes to an operating licence - gaming machines

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Changes to an operating licence

If you hold an operating licence, there are some changes that the Gambling Commission must be made aware of. Some changes can be reported as key events, but others will require the details on your licence to be amended.

Application to vary an operating licence

If you need to change the details held on your licence, such as a change of trading name, change of address or adding an on-course representative, you will need to complete the Application to Vary form.

Notification of change

The following are some of the changes that need to be reported to us by completing a Notification of Change form, or by email to info@gamblingcommission.gov.uk

  • Change of contact or registered office address.
  • Addition or removal of share holder with 3% - 9.9% share holding (for example due to change of business ownership).
  • Addition or removal of people in qualifying positions.

Change of corporate control

A change of corporate control takes place when a person or other legal entity has 10% or more of the shares and/ or voting power of an existing licensed operator. You are required to notify us when a change in control takes place, and pay the appropriate fee. You can find the relevant form and guidance on the change of corporate control page.

Forms and guidance

  Forms and guidance
Notifying the Gambling Commission of changes to your circumstances relevant to your operating licence Operating licence Notification of change form - July 2010
Operating licence Notification of change Guidance notes - July 2010
Application to vary an operating licence Operating licence application to vary licence - form - August 2012
Operating licence application to vary licence - guidance notes - August 2012
Application to add an ancillary Operating licence application to add an ancillary - form - August 2012
Operating licence application to add an ancillary - guidance notes - August 2012

Adding, deleting or amending an operating licence

  Cost
Adding a licensed activity 25% of standard licence fee
Amending a licensed activity - increasing licence categories 20% of standard licence fee
Amending a licensed activity - decreasing licence categories £25 administration fee
Removing a licensed activity £25 administration fee
Changing details (requiring a new licence to be issued) £25 administration fee
Changing details (where an Operating licence application - (Annex A) personal declaration form - March 2014is required) £100 administration fee
Adding a condition 25% of standard licence fee
Amending a condition 25% of standard licence fee
Removing a condition 25% of standard licence fee

 

Use our fees calculator.

If you need to work out the fees for varying a licence please use this information.

Page last reviewed: September 2013

 

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