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 started the fieldwork for the official statistics. Fieldwork will last until end of October 2023, with results published Spring 2024.
We hosted three engagement panel workshops with academics, representatives from industry and those with lived experience to provide stakeholders with an update on the project and discuss next steps.
We published a blog about the Gambling Survey for Great Britain: Stakeholder engagement groups progress update.
We published a blog about measuring the prevalence of problem gambling. The blog discusses the measurement of problem gambling rates and our approach to this going forward.
We published a report written by NatCen which outlines the findings from the experimental statistics phase to date.
We published a blog summarising the findings we shared with stakeholders at the Evidence Conference about the experimental report and the feedback that stakeholders gave us.
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.
We published the report on stakeholder engagement.
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 February 2021
We launched a consultation on proposals to change the way we collect adult gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence statistics.
Last updated: 23 November 2023
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Entry added to July 2023 around starting the fieldwork for the official statistics.