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Enforcement policy in relation to the National Lottery

Policy detailing our approach to enforcing the National Lottery and how we will use our powers in an appropriate and proportionate manner.

6 - Appeals

Rights of appeal against sanctions are detailed in the legislation governing the National Lottery. The right of appeal in relation to a decision taken by us to revoke a licence or impose a financial penalty is to the High Court (or Court of Session in Scottish cases). In relation to a court injunction/interdict or court order made by the High Court (or the Court of Session in Scottish cases) the right of appeal lies to the Court of Appeal.

The only regulatory actions that are not subject to a statutory right of appeal are as follows:

  • notification of a licence breach
  • undertaking
  • requirement for an independent review
  • new or amended licence condition(s).

Undertakings are voluntary agreements and as such there is no need for appeal arrangements. However, any failures to implement an undertaking, where there is continued or recurring breach of a licence condition, will inform our decision whether to impose a financial penalty in respect of that breach. The appeal process in such instances are the same as for financial penalties where no case related undertaking has been given.

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