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Advisory Board for Safer Gambling: Managing conflicts of interest policy

The policy on managing conflicts of interest for the Gambling Commission's Advisory Board for Safer Gambling. The policy aims to maintain public trust and confidence.

  1. Contents
  2. Incompatible conflicts

Incompatible conflicts

14. There are circumstances in which conflicts cannot be managed in such a way as to remove the influence of those conflicts or perceived conflicts on decision making by the Gambling Commission. Examples of such conflicts are (this list is not exhaustive):

  • holding a paid party-political post or holding a sensitive or high-profile role in a political party3 (Commissioners, Executives, Advisory Groups, independent Committee members only) (subject to the exclusions of paragraph 3.14 Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies)
  • a financial and/or professional interest in a gambling and/or lottery operator
  • a financial and/or professional interest in the National Lottery Licensee
  • a conflict of loyalty created by a financial and/or senior professional and/or senior charitable interest in an organisation in receipt of regulatory settlement funds, who is a member of the Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP) RET list, or receives any other funding from the gambling industry, or an organisation which campaigns on gambling regulation.

15. For the purpose of this policy, a senior interest refers to positions equivalent to the level of Chief Executives, Directors, Senior Management, Trustees – whether paid or unpaid.

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