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Fees for a change of corporate control application

When submitting the Change of Corporate Control application, you must pay the correct fee for the application at the same time. This can be paid by BACS or Faster Payments. Find out more about paying fees. The fee must be paid on the same date you email the application to us.

You can find out the application fee for your licence by using our Fee calculator service.

Fees

Changes and fees
Change Fee
Due to share fluctuation only (the controller(s) must be known to the Commission, that is, they must hold an operating licence issued by the Commission or be a financial institution that is either regulated by the FCA or which has its registered/head office in an EEA state and is regulated by its home state regulator). £160
Where the new controller already holds an operating licence 25% of standard application fee
Where the new controller is a financial institution that is either regulated by the FCA or which has its registered/head office in an EEA state and is regulated by its home state regulator. 25% of standard application fee
Where the new controller does not hold an operating licence 75% of standard application fee
New controller in family owned small-scale operator and:
  • the operator is a private limited company
  • the operator is and will continue to be a small-scale operator
  • all existing shareholders are either the spouse, civil partner, child, parent or sibling of the new controller
  • the new controller will not exercise any management function in connection with the gambling activities
  • the new controller will not hold a higher percentage of shares in the company than any other shareholder.
£160
Regulation 34 (2) gives a provision for a reduced fee if a company is being inserted into the group structure and both the below conditions are met:
  • the new controller is known to the Commission (that is, they hold an operating licence or they are a financial institution regulated in the EEA etc) and
  • the new controller is only acquiring 10% shares or increasing their shareholding to a 10% position and nothing else (i.e. the where the shareholding does not confer any “voting power” as defined in 422 of FSMA).
£160
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