I can't pay my annual fee, will I lose my licence?
Under the Gambling Act 2005, annual fees must be paid in full
before the anniversary date of the issue of the licence. If not,
the Gambling Commission must revoke the licence.
Although we appreciate that the current economic climate has
impacted on licence holders, the Gambling Act 2005 does not allow
for fees to be paid in arrears or by instalments.
If your licence has been revoked because of non-payment of your
annual fee, but you wish to continue operating, you will need to
re-apply. Until a new licence is issued, you should not conduct any
activities previously carried out under your original licence.
If you re-apply for a licence, we will consider your past and
present financial circumstances - this will include the
resources likely to be available to carry out the licensed
Further information about what you must do if you are presented
with a petition for bankruptcy or insolvency is also available.