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Annual report and Accounts 2019 to 2020

Making gambling fairer and safer

  1. Contents
  2. b) Other expenditure

b) Other expenditure

Accommodation 887 1,454
Professional fees 10,834 2,983
Travelling and subsistence 514 615
Contingent labour costs 822 682
Other staff costs 252 188
Recruitment, training and development 473 674
Hospitality 16 16
Office services 1,821 1,527
External audit fee†† 61 58
Internal audit costs 174 141
Amounts payable to Criminal Records Bureau 101 83
Research costs††† 331 795
Finance cost right-of-use 114 -
Other 209 279
Total other expenditure 16,609 9,495

Included within other expenditure are payments made by the Commission during the year under operating leases. IFRS 16 has been implemented within 2019-20 with no changes to comparative data, the prior year figures include rentals under operating leases under IAS17. These may be analysed as follows:

Land and buildings 0 808
Other 13 10
Total 13 181

The above analysis comprises the following figures from the Statement of Comprehensive Net Expenditure and Statement of Changes in Taxpayers Equity.


Professional fees include consultancy costs totalling £1.02m (2018-19 £0), due to increased costs relating to National Lottery Competition.

††The external audit fee represents the cost of the audit of the accounts carried out by KPMG LLP on behalf of NAO. No non audit work was undertaken by KPMG LLP, or NAO during the year. The external audit fee for 2019-20 is £61,000 (2018-19 £57,500).

†††Research costs includes costs associated with prevalence studies into gambling. This totalled £331,271 in 2019-20 (2018-19 £795,143). This also includes National Lottery research costs totalling £52,939 in 2019-20 (2018-19 £247,641).

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