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Regulatory returns changes – effective from 1 July 2024

Regulatory return submissions from gambling licensees are a vital source of information, providing an understanding of the size and shape of the gambling market in Great Britain as well as other key regulatory information.

In March 2024 we published the Frequency of regulatory returns: Consultation response. This stated our intention to change licence condition 15.3.1 – General and regulatory returns of the Licence Conditions and Code of Practice (LCCP) from 1 July 2024 to require all licensees to submit their regulatory returns on a quarterly basis. We also stated that additional changes will be made to the regulatory returns submission process, some of which were previously agreed in the 2020 Consultation: Changes to information requirements in the LCCP. These include removing some questions from regulatory returns for licensees and the harmonisation of reporting periods and due dates across all licensees.

The information that follows explains how we will transition licensees from their current regulatory returns reporting period to a new harmonised quarterly reporting period. It also provides information about the questions we will be removing from regulatory returns from 1 July 2024.

We will be updating the regulatory returns guidance from 1 July 2024, removing guidance that applies to questions that are going to be removed, and in some cases clarifying exactly what data is required by amending the wording of existing guidance based on feedback from licensees.

The guidance will be updated in time for the new reporting period starting from 1 July 2024, but copies of the old guidance will still be available on request for licensees completing their return in the transition period during July 2024. Please email to request a copy.

Remember, if you misrepresent or fail to reveal information that you are asked to provide, unless you have a reasonable excuse, you will have committed an offence under section 342 of the Gambling Act 2005 (opens in new tab). Anyone who provides information of a false or misleading nature risks prosecution.
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