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Supplementary consultation on the introduction of an annual assurance statement

Consultation start date: 19 February 2015

Consultation end date: 19 April 2015


This consultation sought views on the structure and content of the annual assurance statement. It was specifically relevant to all large operators but also to those with an interest in our approach to assurance statements.

Our consultation Proposed amendments to the social responsibility provisions in the licence conditions and codes of practice included an outline proposal to introduce an annual statement of assurance (assurance statement) for the largest gambling operators and groups, relating to the licensing objectives.

After assessing views on this proposal, we concluded in our responses Strengthening social responsibility that we would take this proposal forward and issue a supplementary consultation in which we would provide further details on the contents of the assurance statement.


Annual Assurance Statements: response following supplementary consultation on the introduction of annual assurance statements.

Annual assurance statement consultation

Assurance statement pilot

Update: 15 September 2015

We have written to operators who will be part of the assurance statement pilot during 2015/16 to outline our requirements.

Assurance statements should outline effective governance, regulatory risk management and compliance controls, demonstrating the focus and accountability boards, executives and management place on delivery of the licensing objectives.


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