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Corporate Governance Framework

Our corporate governance framework sets out the necessary responsibilities and procedures that guarantee we operate properly.

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  2. 3 - DCMS Principal Accounting Officer's responsibilities

3 - DCMS Principal Accounting Officer's responsibilities

3.1. The DCMS Permanent Secretary, as Principal Accounting Officer for the DCMS family of ALBS, is accountable to Parliament for the issue of any grant-in-aid to the Gambling Commission and is also responsible for ensuring arrangements are in place to:

  • monitor the Gambling Commission's activities on a continuous basis
  • address significant problems in the Gambling Commission, making such interventions as are judged necessary
  • periodically carry out an assessment of the risks both to the department and Gambling Commission's objectives and activities
  • inform the Gambling Commission of relevant government policy in a timely manner
  • bring concerns about the activities of the body to the full Gambling Commission Board; requiring explanations and assurances that appropriate action has been taken.

3.2. The Head of Gambling and Lotteries in DCMS is the primary contact for the Gambling Commission within the Department.

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