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What if I cannot pay my annual fee

It is a requirement of the Gambling Act 2005 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 cannot pay then we must revoke your licence.

If your licence has been revoked because of non-payment of your annual fee, but you wish to continue operating, you will need to re-apply. Until a new licence is issued, you should not conduct any activities that your licence permits.

If you do surrender your operating licence, you will not be able to trade again until you have applied for and been granted a new operating licence. You would then have to pay the application fee and, if the licence is granted, a first annual fee 30 days after the issue date of the new licence.

You cannot pay fees due to the Commission in instalments.

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