Participation and the prevalence of problem gambling
We are taking a new approach to how we collect our data on gambling participation and the prevalence of problem gambling. We want to improve the statistics we rely on to make decisions and demonstrate our impact. We will do this by modernising our questions, increasing frequency and flexibility so we can understand and respond to changes better and faster.
This timeline tracks the progress we have made since we first launched the consultation in December 2020.
We published a blog announcing the start of the experimental statistics phase. The blog describes what we'll be doing in the experimental stage of the project.
We published an update on the additional work commissioned to develop survey questions on gambling-related harm.
We held three engagement panel workshops with academics, representatives from industry and those with lived experience to share the findings from the pilot survey.
We published the Pilot report to evaluate the impact of the methodology.
We published a blog summarising the findings from the pilot survey and outlining our next steps in the project.
Pilot report to evaluate the impact of the methodology change due to be published.
- February 2022
We started the fieldwork for pilot survey.
We published a blog regarding the outcome of stakeholder engagement workshops and to invite others to take part in a survey asking for their views on the future research.
We held three engagement panel workshops with academics, representatives from Industry and those with lived experienced to inform the pilot stage of the project.
We announced that we have appointed NatCen Social Research and University of Glasgow to lead the pilot phase of the methodology pilot.
We issued an invitation to tender via the Research Marketplace to find a suitable supplier to undertake a pilot methodology in 2021 to 2022. Consultation respondents updated via Citizen Space.
We published the outcome of our gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence statistics consultation.
December 2020 to Feburary 2021
We launched a consultation on proposals to change the way we collect adult gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence statistics.
Last updated: 24 October 2022
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October 2022 update provided related to the additional work commissioned to develop survey questions on gambling related harm.