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The Economic Crime Levy

Gambling Commission's guidance on the Economic Crime Levy and how licensed casino operators can prepare for it.

  1. Contents
  2. Band sizes and fees

Band sizes and fees

The Economic Crime Levy (ECL) will be paid as an annual fixed fee determined by the size banding into which a Money Laundering Regulations (MLR) supervised entity falls. This is based on their United Kingdom (UK) revenue in their accounting period ending in the previous financial year.

Band sizes

Band Sizes
ECL band size UK revenue
Small does not exceed £10.2 million
Medium greater than £10.2 million but does not exceed £36 million
Large greater than £36 million but does not exceed £1 billion
Very large exceeds £1 billion

Licensed casino operators must take all their UK revenue into account, and not just that derived from their casino gambling activity and services, when determining into which levy band they fall.

Fees for the ECL

Fee amounts
Band size ECL fee
Small No fee
Medium £10,000
Large £36,000
Very large £250,000

The levy was first charged on entities that were MLR supervised at any time during the financial year from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. The amount payable will be determined by reference to their size based on their UK revenue from accounting periods ending in that year.

Amounts will be payable by 30 September following the end of each financial year.

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How the Economic Crime Levy fee is calculated
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