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Annual Report and Accounts 2020 to 2021

The Gambling Commission's 2020 to 2021 Annual Report and Accounts

  1. Contents
  2. b) Other expenditure

b) Other expenditure

Professional fees*11,28010,834
Travelling and subsistence2514
Contingent labour costs225822
Other staff costs102252
Recruitment, training and development273473
Office services1,6591,821
External audit fee**6161
Internal audit costs198174
Amounts payable to Criminal Records Bureau24101
Research costs***261331
Other expenditure15,03516,495
Finance cost right-of-use102114
Total other expenditure15,13716,609

Included within other expenditure are payments made by the Commission during the year under operating leases under IAS17. This shows annual lease expenditure under the exemption thresholds within IFRS 16:

Land and buildings--

The above analysis comprises the following figures from the Statement of Comprehensive Net Expenditure and Statement of Changes in Taxpayers Equity.


* Professional fees include consultancy costs totalling £2.0m (2019-20 £1.02m), £1.8m relates to increased costs relating to the National Lottery Competition.

** The external audit fee represents the cost of the audit of the accounts carried out by KPMG LLP on behalf of NAO. No non audit work was undertaken by KPMG LLP, or NAO during the year. The external audit fee for 2020-21 is £61,000 (2019-20 £61,000).

*** Research costs includes costs associated with prevalence studies into gambling. This totalled £261,177 in 2020-21 (2019-20 £331,271). This also includes National Lottery research costs totalling £2,525 in 2020-21 (2019-20 £52,939).

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