Non-Qualifying Regulatory Provisions assurance statement 2021
Regulator: Gambling Commission
Business Impact Target Reporting Period Covered: 12 December 2020 and 16 December 2021
|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)||In the reporting period, the Commission has not published any consultation responses which have resulted in LCCP changes. These consultation responses include:|
|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 six regulatory settlements which have included payments in lieu of financial penalty made by the licensees and recovery of the Commission’s investigative costs. Where possible, monies have been divested to either an identified victim/s or used for socially responsible purposes.|
The Commission has imposed seven financial penalties for breaches of licence conditions and codes of practice (eg. anti-money laundering and social responsibility conditions). Funds from financial penalties 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:|
|Education, communications and promotion||The Commission has:|
The Commission has published:
|Activity related to policy development||The Commission is currently consulting on changes to the Licensing, Compliance, and Enforcement Policy Statement to ensure that it remains transparent and up to date.|
The Commission will soon publish the response to the consultation on changes to customer interaction requirements and guidance. The outcomes from these activities will be reported in next year’s NQRP assurance statement.
|Changes to management of regulator||Andrew Rhodes appointed as Interim Chief Executive in June 2021, replacing Neil McArthur who left the Commission in March 2021. Sally Jones (COO) and Sarah Gardner (DCEO) were acting joint CEOs between March and June, with Sarah taking the Accounting Officer responsibility.|
There were the following changes at Executive level:
† For detailed guidance on the exclusion categories, please see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/better-regulation-framework (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.