Gambling Commission cuts maintenance fee for personal functional licences
Date: 7 August
The Gambling Commission (the Commission) has confirmed a 20%
reduction in personal maintenance licence fees from £185 to £145
for personal functional licence holders. The cut comes shortly
before the first round of personal maintenance checks which begin
The change has been made possible by the Commission’s progress
in streamlining compliance and enforcement work with personal
functional licence holders and introducing new IT systems. A key
development will mean licence holders can complete their
maintenance checks and other administrative tasks using the
eServices-Personal facility at www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk.
eServices-Personal facility has new features, added
earlier this month, and all personal licence holders are being
encouraged to register in advance of the first round of five-year
“We have implemented new systems and ways of working in
collaboration with the industry and are using the potential savings
identified to bring down maintenance fees for personal functional
licence holders.” said the Commission’s programme director for
licensing and compliance, Sharon McNair.
Further details on personal licences can be found at www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/personal_licences.
Notes to editors
The Gambling Commission
- 1. The Gambling Commission (the Commission) regulates gambling
in the public interest alongside its co-regulators local licensing
authorities. It does so by keeping crime out of gambling, by
ensuring that gambling is conducted fairly and openly, and by
protecting children and vulnerable people from being harmed or
exploited by gambling. The Commission also provides independent
advice to government on gambling in Britain.
- 2. The Commission and local licensing authorities are
responsible for licensing and regulating all gambling in Great
Britain other than the National Lottery and spread betting, which
are the responsibility of the National Lottery Commission and the
Financial Services Authority (FSA) respectively.
- 3. See the Terms & Conditions section of our website
for information on legal advice.
- 4. The first five-year personal licence maintenance fee
payments are due in September 2012, when the Commission will take
the opportunity to complete a five-year maintenance check to ensure
that the personal details of licence holders remain
- 5. Holders of personal licences must pay fees to the Commission
every five years to maintain their licences. As part of the
five-yearly maintenance process, the Commission will need to check
the continued suitability (eg integrity, competence) of personal
licence holders. The fee for Personal Management Licence Holders
remains unchanged at £370.
- 6. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has laid a draft
Statutory Instrument before Parliament under a 21 day resolution on
16 July 2012. The 21 day period ended yesterday and the new fee
will take effect on 1 September 2012.
- 7. The Commission will write to individual licence holders six
weeks before payment is due. A CRB/SCRO form and identity check
must be completed and neither of those tasks are available online.
FAQs section for further information.
- Further information is available from the Commission's website.
Gambling Commission: John Travers on (0121) 230 6700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.