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Annual report and Accounts 2019 to 2020

Making gambling fairer and safer

  1. Contents
  2. o) Treatment of penalty packages

o) Treatment of penalty packages

Where the Commission has issued a penalty in respect of a regulatory failing or breach, in the majority of cases the penalty is paid directly to a benefactor (where a benefactor has been identified) or to a nominated responsible gambling charity.

Only the direct costs of the Commission and a reasonable share of expenditure incurred which is directly referable to the investigation or the imposition and enforcement of the penalty, is retained by the Commission. The amounts retained by the Commission are shown within the accounts as other income.

In the event that a fine is issued for a regulatory breach, the Commission will collect the fine and pay it to the Consolidated Fund having deducted the costs of its investigation under the principle above. Cost recovery or amounts due to be passed over to the Consolidated Fund at the year end shown as other creditors, penalties are not included within the Commission's accounts.

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