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SO5 Improving gambling regulation

Gambling Commission income and expenditure

Regulation under the Gambling Act 2005 is funded from licence fees set by the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport (DCMS). Our National Lottery functions split by regulation of third National Lottery licence and running the competition to award the fourth National Lottery licence are funded by grant from the National Lottery Distribution Fund.

Our aim is to maximise the efficient use of available resources, applying appropriate financial controls to regulate in line with approved budgets.

The Commission receives grant in aid funding which fully covers National Lottery expenditure. Grant in aid is treated as financing at year end rather than revenue, but for this metric has been included as income.

Income and expenditure

Income and expenditure
Income Expenditure
Category 2020 to 2021
(£'000s)
2021 to 2022
(£'000s)
2020 to 2021
(£'000s)
2021 to 2022
(£'000s)
Gambling Operations 18,868 20,176 20,472 18,851
National Lottery Operations 2,770 2,810 2,756 2,603
National Lottery Licence Competition 15,084 24,079 14,833 23,651
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