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Gambling Act Statement of Principles

Section 349 of the Gambling Act 2005 requires licensing authorities to publish a Statement of the Principles that they propose to apply in exercising their functions under the Act, applicable to a 3 year period.

The current Gambling Act Statement of Principles (pdf) was approved at the Licensing Committee on 14 September 2015 and will last three years.

Current consultation

The Gambling Act 2005 also requires that the Statement of Principles is reviewed every 3 years. 

The consultation process for the review is open 1st October 2018 – 23rd November 2018. During this time Consultees can make comments on the Draft Gambling Act Statement of Principles (pdf).

Consultees should note that there have been no significant changes to either regulations issued by the Secretary of State or guidance issued by the Gambling Commission that materially affect the current Statement of Principles. The Council does not propose to make any significant changes and for these reasons the Statement of Principles will remain relatively unchanged for the years 2019-2021. The main change is a more detailed list of requirements that we expect operators to provide in their local risk assessments.

Please email licensing@rother.gov.uk if you wish to give feedback on the current Statement or wish to give proposals for the 2019 – 2021 Statement. Feedback must reach us no later than the 23rd November 2018 indicating clearly the paragraph(s) your response refers to. Please put “WEALDEN gambling statement consultation” in the subject heading of your email.

Contact Rother and Wealden Licensing Team