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Statistics and research release

Licensing Authority Statistics 2020 to 2021: Official statistics

Details about the Licensing Authority Statistics 2020 to 2021.

Official statistics


This report provides statistics by Licensing Authorities (LAs) in respect of their duties under the Gambling Act 2005 (opens in new tab) for the regulation of gambling in Great Britain.

This edition reports on the periods between April 2014 and March 2021. For reference, the accompanying Excel file contains comparative data dating back to April 2009.

The Excel document features data supplied by 276 LAs in Great Britain.


This publication is primarily for anyone who has an involvement or interest in the gambling industry including government and local authorities.

About the status of official statistics.

This year only 276 of Britain’s 368 LAs supplied data for the report. Because of this data shortage we could not produce a meaningful full report.

Please note we are making some changes to the LA Statistics that we will report in the future. The next set of Licensing Authority Statistics for 2021/22 due for publication in June 2022 will only contain statistics regarding inspections (including test purchase visits) and Local Authority Compliance Events.

We are always keen to hear how these statistics are used and would welcome your views on changes to this publication.

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