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What you need to send us with your application

Make sure you read the guidance notes for the information you must send in with the application. If any information is missing, it will delay the application.

Trusts

The Commission’s application disclosure requirements for Trusts are the same as those for other entity types/individuals that are part of a licensee’s ownership structure.

However, it is important to note that whilst the disclosure requirements set out below are general principles of the information required to support an application, the Commission retains the right to request further information or documents when this is required.

Where the Trust’s ownership equates to 3% or above interest in the licensee, n your application, you must include:

  • a copy of the trust deed
  • a copy of the letter of wishes
  • a copy of the letter of consent from the trustees (i.e. that they have consented to act as trustees).

Trust beneficiaries

We require an Annex A personal declaration from those beneficiaries whose interest in the Trust equates to a 10% or more controlling interest in the applicant/licensee. The Annex A must be submitted online through our Apply for a personal licence service. If any beneficiary is under 18, then we do not require an Annex A from them.

If the beneficiary’s interest in the Trust equates to less than 10% but 3% or more, then we require the name, address, and date of birth of all beneficiaries which should be shown in the trust deed – if not, you must provide this information.

Trustees

We require an Annex A personal declaration from all Trustees where the Trust’s interest in the applicant/licensee equates to a 10% or more controlling interest in the applicant/licensee. The Annex A must be submitted online through our Apply for a personal licence service.

In the case of the Trustee being a company, we require an Annex A from the person or people in that company who have lead responsibility for matters relating to the Trust.

If the Trust’s interest in the licensee equates to equates to less than 10% but 3% or more, we require the name, address and date of birth of all Trustees which should be shown in the trust deed – if not, you must provide this information.

Settlor

We will not usually require an Annex A from the Settlor. We require the name, address and date of birth of the Settlor which should be shown in the trust deed – if not, you must provide this information.

Protector

We will not usually require an Annex A from the Protector. We require the name, address and date of birth of the Protector which should be shown in the trust deed – if not, you must provide this information.

Applications in advance

Section 103 of the Gambling Act 2005 (opens in a new tab) provides for this. An application can be made in respect of a person or entity who is expected to become a controller of a company.

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