Registrations on the rise for personal maintenance checks
People completing five-year maintenance checks with the Gambling
Commission have been registering online in their hundreds to check
their details and pay their fee.
Personal licence holders are contacted six weeks in advance of
the date when their maintenance fee is due, using existing contact
details. Of those people who have already received letters,
approaching 400 have registered online and created a personal
account at eServices-Personal via the Commission's
website. Around 1 in 10 of those who have registered have
already completed their form and paid their maintenance fee.
Payment must be made within 30 days of the fifth anniversary of
a personal licence being issued and failure to do so may lead to a
personal licence being revoked. Individuals who have held a licence
since 1 September 2007 should have paid their fee and completed
their checks by 30 September.
The Commission is also reminding licence holders that the
identity requirements for the Criminal Records Bureau checks have
recently changed. Some personal licence holders have provided
identity documents that do not meet the CRB criteria and have been
asked to send further details. See the Directgov
website for details of the identity documents that can be
The Gambling Commission’s Programme Director for Licensing and
Compliance, Sharon McNair said:
“The majority of personal licence holders are taking steps to
pay their fee and complete their maintenance checks online.
“If you’ve held a licence since 1 September 2007 but have yet to
complete your registration or hear from the Commission then you
should urgently contact us via www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk or on 0121 230
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. 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.
- 4. See the Terms & Conditions section of our website for
information on legal
- Further information is available from the Commission's website.
Gambling Commission: John Travers on (0121) 230 6700 or email@example.com.