Non-Qualifying Regulatory Provisions assurance statement 2020
Regulator: Gambling Commission
Business Impact Target Reporting Period Covered: 13 December 2019 and 16 December 2020
|Excluded Category†||Summary of measure(s), including any impact data where available††|
|Measures certified as being below de minimis (measures with an EANDCB below +/- £5 million)||The Commission made changes to licence conditions and codes of practice following consultations on:|
|EU Regulations, Decisions and Directives and other international obligations, including the implementation of the EU Withdrawal Bill and EU Withdrawal Agreement||Following consideration of the exclusion category there are no measures for the reporting period that qualify for the exclusion.|
|Measures certified as concerning EU Withdrawal Bill operability measures||Following consideration of the exclusion category there are no measures for the reporting period that qualify for the exclusion.|
|Pro-competition||Following consideration of the exclusion category there are no measures for the reporting period that qualify for the exclusion.|
|Systemic Financial Risk|
|Fines and Penalties||The Commission has agreed seven regulatory settlements which have included payments in lieu of financial penalty made by the licensees. Where possible, monies have been divested to either an identified victim/s or used for socially responsible purposes and/or to cover the Commission’s investigative costs.|
The Commission also imposed one financial penalty (paid for breach of anti-money laundering conditions), in which funds are diverted into the Consolidated Fund.
|Misuse of Drugs|
|Measures certified as relating to the safety of tenants, residents and occupants in response to the Grenfell tragedy|
|Casework||The Commission imposed the following regulatory sanctions:|
Since 13 December 2019, 103 new operating licences were issued and 215 surrendered.
|Education, communications and promotion||The Commission has:|
The Commission has published:
No activities listed in this section represent a change in the burden of regulation placed on business.
|Activity related to policy development||The Commission is currently consulting on changes to its customer interaction requirements and guidance alongside a call for evidence on player affordability.|
The Commission is planning to consult on changes to its participation and prevalence methodology that could potentially fall within this business reporting period.
A response to a review of the Commission’s Regulatory Panels framework will be published in the next reporting period.
The outcomes from the above activities will be reported in next year’s NQRP assurance statement.
In the previous reporting period, we launched a call for evidence on category B machines and gambling website blocking software. No changes were made to existing regulatory requirements as a result of these reviews.
|Changes to management of regulator||Terry Babbs, Brian Bannister and Jo Hill have been appointed by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as Commissioners for five years from 30 April 2020. Stephen Cohen was reappointed as Commissioner for four years from 12 November 2020 to 11 November 2024.|
Sir Martin Narey was appointed as a Commissioner on April 2020 and left in May 2020. Jonathan Scott ended his term as a Commissioner on 30 April 2020
Sarah Gardner has been appointed to the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Sally Jones has been appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer
† For full, legal definitions of these exclusion categories, please see UK Parliament: Business Impact Target, Statement UIN HCWS776 (opens in new tab).
††Complete the summary box as ‘Following consideration of the exclusion category there are no measures for the reporting period that qualify for the exclusion.’ where this is appropriate.