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The process for organisations who wish to be on the list for annual LCCP RET contributions

Operators are required to make an annual financial contribution to organisations which deliver or support research into the prevention and treatment of gambling-related harms, harm prevention approaches and treatment for those harmed by gambling (RET contributions). We do not specify an amount which may be contributed as this could be seen as imposing a levy, which is a power reserved for Parliament. 

Being on the LCCP RET list is not a guarantee of receiving any financial RET contributions.  

We maintain a list to demonstrate to operators how to be compliant with the LCCP requirement to make financial contributions. It ensures that if operators make contributions to organisations which work in other areas unconnected to reducing gambling harms in Britain, these amounts will not be considered compliant or published in the figures on LCCP RET contributions. Operators can continue to donate funds to any organisation outside of the LCCP RET list, the only change is that such contributions will not be counted as LCCP RET contributions.

Organisations seeking to be on the list of organisations to which operators may direct their RET contributions should provide information to the Gambling Commission to help us assess their suitability. This will include working to reduce gambling harms in Britain, and the need for independent oversight or regulation for all organisations. It will also include:

  • in the case of research: the commissioning of research that is of general benefit, not solely or mainly for the purposes of informing the organisation’s other work
  • in the case of treatment: a connection to the existing National Gambling Treatment Service and/or existing NHS England, Scotland or Wales mental health or addiction services.

Applications to the LCCP RET list are currently paused.

The Gambling Act Review has committed to introducing a statutory levy, details of which are subject to consultation. The Gambling Commission will review the situation periodically and any further updates will be provided on this page.

There is no cost for working with the Commission to be on the list, but we recommend that organisations read the guidance on expectations and the procedure for removal. 

Information requirements for approved organisations for RET contributions

Approved organisations for RET contributions are required to send us quarterly returns listing the financial contributions they have received from operating licence holders. Returns consist of a templated MS Excel Open XML format spreadsheet, a blank copy of which is sent to approved organisations after their approval. Completed spreadsheets are to be submitted to within 28 days of the end of each UK financial quarter.

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