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Annual Report and Accounts 2022 to 2023

The Gambling Commission's 2022 to 2023 Annual Report and Accounts. For the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

  1. Contents
  2. 5a) Gambling Act 2005 fee cash receipts

5a) Gambling Act 2005 fee cash receipts

This note is to show the fee cashflow during the year, prior to recognition under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 15.

Gambling Act 2005 fee cash receipts

Gambling Act 2005 fee cash receipts
Description 2023
£ thousands
£ thousands
Operator licence applications
Application fees 1,754 1,593
Annual fees 24,082 21,305
Personal licence applications 761 580
Total fee income received 26,597 23,478
Interest on fee income 457 10
Total 27,054 23,488

The changes include a 55 percent increase in the fee bands for annual operating licences for online operators, which took effect on 1 October 2021. Fee bands for land-based operators increase by 15 percent on 6 April.

In addition to the rises to fee bands for annual operating licences, all application fees increase by 60 percent and discounts for being licensed for multiple activities were removed.

Government increases licence fees for gambling operators - GOV.UK (opens in a new tab).

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