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Annual Report and Accounts 2021 to 2022

The Gambling Commission's 2021 to 2022 Annual Report and Accounts.

  1. Contents
  2. i) Financing grant-in-aid

i) Financing grant-in-aid

The Commission receives grant-in-aid funding for National Lottery operations. In accordance with the FReM, Grant-in-aid is treated as a financing transaction rather than as revenue as it is a contribution from a controlling entity.

The Commission holds reserves as a matter of prudent financial management, principally so that it can fund substantial legal action in furtherance of its regulatory objectives, manage short-term fluctuations in its licensing income, and provide for foreseeable but not yet certain liabilities such as dilapidations. At present the Commission calculates that reserves of £3.5 million meet this requirement. Reserves were maintained at this level at the close of 2020-21 as a result of a Grant-in-Aid advance from our sponsor department. As an arms-length body the Commission does not hold reserve to cover terminal liabilities as these would be met by its parent government department.

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