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Financial Forecast

Our budget for 2023 to 2024 will support the successful delivery of both our core regulatory activity and our known strategic deliverables. The surplus budget set does not include a costed provision for the Gambling Act white paper and development of our data strategy amongst other deliverables. As these become known to us in detail, approval will be sought from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to utilise our surplus and reserves (in line with policy) to fund future activities.

Our financial management arrangements reflect the principles set out within Managing Public Money and to ensure that we comply with accounting standards as set out in HM Treasury’s Financial Reporting Manual (FReM) and our Management Agreement with the DCMS.

We are budgeting to receive total income of £78.2 million, of which £26.4 million is fees charged to gambling operators. Total expenditure is budgeted at £76.3 million, with the surplus transferred to reserves.

Financial forecast
Income and expenditure Gambling Regulation
The National Lottery
Gambling Commission Total
Fee income 26.4m 26.4m
Other income 0.5m 0.5m
Grant in Aid from the National Lottery Distribution Fund 51.3m 51.3m
Total income 26.9m 51.3m 78.2m
Operating expenditure 25.1m 51.3m 76.4m
Surplus transferred to reserves 1.8m 0m 1.8m

Fee Income

The breakdown of our fee income (excluding The National Lottery, which is funded by grant-in-aid) is as follows.

Annual fee income by sector (percentage).

Annual fee income by sector (percentage)
Sector Amount (percentage)
Betting 33%
Casino 28%
Software and/or machines 25%
Bingo 4%
Lottery 6%
Arcades 4%

Annual fee income by remote and non-remote (percentage).

Annual fee income by remote and non-remote spilt (percentage)
Channel income Amount (percentage)
Remote 69%
Non-remote 31%
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