Guidance to licensing authorities (GLA)
Licensing authorities are required to develop,
consult on, and publish a statement of their licensing policy. The
statement must set out the principles that they propose to apply in
exercising their functions under the Gambling Act 2005.
To help the process, the Gambling Commission
is required to issue guidance to licensing authorities on the
manner in which they are to exercise their functions, and the
principles to be applied by them in exercising them. Licensing
authorities are required to have regard to this guidance under the
Gambling Act 2005.
Our Guidance to licensing authorities (4th
Edition) is available to download. To view all of the
advice and guidance we have produced for licensing authorities,
visit the publications, guidance and
Additional websites of interest which offer services and
guidance to licensing authorities on the Gambling Act 2005 are
listed below. The list includes the Department of Culture, Media
and Sport who are the official sponsors of the Gambling Commission.
Please note you can download application forms in relation to
premises licences, permits, provisional statements, lotteries and
gaming notices, in Word format, from their website.
General enquiries from licensing authorities should be sent to:
Enquiries and licensing authority annual
returns should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Page last reviewed: September