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Fourth National Lottery Licence: Regulatory Handbook

The Commission’s regulatory handbook sets out our regulatory approach to the National Lottery.

  1. Contents
  2. Overview
  3. Overview of the handbook

Overview of the handbook

This document (Regulatory Handbook) sits within our wider Regulatory Model and contains four volumes:

  • Volume one: Regulatory Approach
  • Volume two: Monitoring Performance Framework
  • Volume three: Assurance and Regulatory Reporting Requirements
  • Volume four: Enforcement Policy

A summary of the content included within each volume of the Regulatory Handbook is available in the background section.

Our intent is that the scope of the Regulatory Handbook may cover matters related to both Section 5 and Section 6 licensing. This allows us to include in the Regulatory Handbook material which is relevant to the operation of the National Lottery, to the promotion of Games generally and/or to the promotion of individual Games or classes of Game.

This document should be read in conjunction with the Fourth Licence and Section 6 Licences. Any capitalised terms not defined in this document are defined in either the Fourth Licence, Section 6 Licences, the Enabling Agreement, the Cooperation Agreement or the Long Form Trust Deed. Any references to specific Licence conditions refer to the Fourth Licence, unless otherwise specified.

We have updated this document based on feedback received from Applicants. The content of the Monitoring Performance Framework (volume two) and Assurance and Regulatory Reporting Requirements (volume three) will depend, to an extent, on the Licensee’s Business Plan. The process for updating the Regulatory Handbook is described in the background section.

This document will evolve in light of experience of the Fourth Licence and depending on Licensee performance (see more detail in the background section). In accordance with Condition 24.9 of the Fourth Licence, we will consult with the Licensee for a period of at least 20 Business Days before making any changes to this Regulatory Handbook.

In the event of any conflict between this Regulatory Handbook and any Licence issued under Section 5 or 6 of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (as amended)1 (“the Act”), the Licence will prevail.

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