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ABSG Progress Report on the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms - Year 3

ABSG - Year three Progress Report on the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Year 3 Key Event Timeline 2021/22

Notable developments in the delivery of the National Strategy are outlined as follows:

Key milestones – 2021/22

Key actions – 2021/22
Month Action Enabling Action
April Fast Forward expands education programme (opens in a new tab) to England and Wales Collaboration
April Affordability and customer interaction information (opens in a new tab) published as guidance for local authorities Regulation
April User consultation on National Survey of Health and Wellbeing (opens in a new tab) Research
May Evaluation published of the Gambling Support Service (opens in a new tab) Evaluation
July Research published by Behavioural Insights Team on design of safer gambling management tools (opens in a new tab) Research
August GambleAware publishes its strategy for 2021-26 – recognising the need for a levy and greater NHS leadership on treatment (opens in a new tab) Collaboration
September Glasgow Summit (opens in a new tab) brings together people with lived experience, government, local councils and other agencies to share learning on how to reduce harm Collaboration
September Gambling with Lives launches education programme in schools (opens in a new tab) Collaboration
October Howard League publishes ‘State of Play’ report on links between problem gambling and crime (opens in a new tab) Research
October Natcen and University of Glasgow appointed by the Gambling Commission to develop new methodology for collection of participation and prevalence data (opens in a new tab) Research
October Update from the Information Commissioners Office ‘Sandbox’ establishes the legal basis for testing a Single Customer View Regulation
November New guidance on gambling marketing and advertising (opens in a new tab) came into effect from the Advertising Standards Authority Regulation
November IFF, GamCare and University of Bristol receive grant to improve understanding of women’s lived experience of gambling harms (opens in a new tab) Research
November Publication of evaluation of credit card ban Evaluation
December Gambling Commission publishes annual enforcement report (opens in a new tab) setting out lessons learnt and case studies Regulation
January Research on harms experienced by women and launch of awareness campaign aiming to reduce stigma (opens in a new tab) Research
January Gambling Commission consultation covering dual regulation (opens in a new tab) Regulation
February Enforcement action taken by Gambling Commission and law enforcement partners against illegal online lotteries (opens in a new tab) Regulation
February NHS announces it will open gambling treatment clinics in Southampton and Stoke-on Trent (opens in a new tab) Collaboration
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Key achievements over the lifetime of the National Strategy
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