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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. Accountability report
  3. Parliamentary accountability and audit report

Parliamentary accountability and audit report

Fees and charges

In accordance with Managing Public Money, entities should provide an analysis of fees and charges income where material.

The Gambling Commission aims to ensure that the costs incurred in delivering the organisation’s strategic objectives are recovered from the industry through application and licence fees set by the Secretary of State. We periodically review our costs to drive efficiency and value for money as well as review our approach to cost recovery via fees to see how it could be made more equitable.

Current application and licence fees range from £235 to £907,832 dependent on gambling operator size and licence type. The Commission’s total income from fees and other sources was £26.09 million for the year (2021 to 2022, £20.18 million). Further analysis of fees and charges is provided in the Performance Analysis section of this report.

Regularity of expenditure

Losses and special payments – subject to audit

Managing Public Money states that individual losses and special payments of more than £300,000 should be noted separately.

There were no losses or special payments exceeding £300,000 during 2022 to 2023 (2021 to 2022, £0.00).

Gifts – subject to audit

Managing Public Money states any gifts made over the limits proscribed limits should be disclosed.

There were no gifts made during 2022 to 2023.

Remote contingent liabilities – subject to audit

Managing Public Money states any material remote contingent liabilities (that is, those that are disclosed under parliamentary reporting requirements and not under IAS 37) should be reported.

There are seven remote contingent liabilities relating to a mixture of tribunals and legal challenges assessed as up to a 10 percent probability of incurring costs totalling £255,760 as at 31 March 2023 (2021 to 2022, £370,102).

The remote contingent liabilities figure has been calculated under the guidance of IAS 37 and IAS 19, based on events existing at the balance sheet date.

As Accounting Officer, I confirm that the Annual Report and Accounts as a whole is in my judgement fair, balanced and understandable.

Andrew Rhodes
Chief Executive and Accounting Officer
19 July 2023

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