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Annual fees

It is a requirement of the Gambling Act 2005 (opens in a new tab) for operators to pay their annual fee in full before the anniversary date of their operating licence. This is the date your licence was first issued and is stated on the operating licence.

If you hold an operating licence, you must pay an annual fee to keep it.

We will issue an invoice to you 6 weeks before the fee is payable. The invoice is also available in eServices where it can also be paid by credit or debit card. Find out more about paying fees.

If you have not already registered for eServices, email us:

Licence application or annual fees are not refundable in any circumstance. We will only issue refunds if you have overpaid for some reason.

Finding out what your annual fee is

When you apply for, or vary your operating licence, we tell you what your application and annual fees are. You can find invoices for annual fees paid or due in eServices.

You can also use our fees calculator to find out what the current annual fees are for the licence activities you hold.

Annual fees and varying licences

If you want to vary your licence to remove a licensed activity you no longer provide or to reduce the fee category of a licensed activity, you must apply as soon as possible before the date your annual fee is payable.

When making an application, you must provide evidence with the application that you are no longer providing the licensed activity to customers and /or that you should be in a lower fee category. If you don’t provide this evidence, we may refuse the application and your application fee will not be refunded.

You must usually apply no later than 8 weeks before the date your annual fee is payable.

If you don’t apply 8 weeks before your annual fee due date, we may not have enough time to assess the application and grant it before the annual fee due date and so the annual fee will be payable in full at the current rate.

Paying your annual fee

You should make the payment online, as this is our preferred payment method. Paying online means we can easily identify which licensee or applicant the payment is for.

If you cannot pay online we will accept payment by bank transfer. However, the annual fee invoice number (starting with INV followed by numbers) must be included in the payment details, or we will not be able to apply the payment.

UK bank details

Our bank details are:

Account name
Gambling Commission Income Account
Sort code
Account number

International bank details

GB57 BARC 2005 7520358363
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