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unstar this property answer text <p>The consultation on society lottery reform sought views on raising prize limits. The consultation closed on 7 September after we had received over 1,600 responses. DCMS officials are now carefully considering the evidence and we hope to respond to the consultation in the first half of next year.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T16:40:59.097Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T16:40:59.097Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Pollard more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Social Impact Bonds have been used by a range of commissioners, both national and local, to commission public services. DCMS has not estimated total savings delivered to the public purse using Social Impact Bonds since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>Several Social Impact Bond programmes have been independently evaluated and some of these evaluations estimate savings. The Government Outcomes Lab, a partnership initiative between DCMS and the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, provides links to SIB evaluations in their <a href="https://golab.bsg.ox.ac.uk/knowledge/resources/" target="_blank">online publications library</a>.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T16:37:14.93Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T16:37:14.93Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>DCMS manages expenditure for the £20m Social Outcomes Fund and the £80m Life Chances Fund to promote the development of social impact bonds. These contribute to the cost of outcomes delivered by social impact bond programmes led by local commissioners or other government departments. £19,440,000 had been spent up to 31st March 2018.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:36:15.277Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:36:15.277Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The government has outlined our aspiration to negotiate an agreement with the European Union on our future economic partnership that will include a UK-EU free trade area for goods, and a comprehensive package for services. We will also seek to negotiate a mobility framework with the EU that supports businesses to provide services, and allows people to travel freely without a visa for tourism and temporary business activity. Subject to the negotiations, we expect these measures to minimise barriers to UK businesses, including sports organisations such as British Rowing, in trading and working with their counterparts in the EU after we leave.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T17:15:42.257Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T17:15:42.257Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Block Grant Transparency publication (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/block-grant-transparency-december-2017-publication) sets out details of all additions to the Devolved Administrations’ budgets since the 2015 Spending Review. The Barnett Formula will have been applied to all changes to the DCMS budget at both Spending Reviews and at Fiscal Events in the normal way as set out in the Statement of Funding Policy.</p><p> </p><p>Companies from across the country have been directly engaged in legacy infrastructure and projects - for example, South Wales based Pro Steel were awarded contracts as part of the transformation of the Olympic Stadium roof post-2012 Games, they secured a £1m loan to enable them to compete for the work from Finance Wales. Pro Steel were also awarded a subcontract by BAM Nuttal for transformation work in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park post games consisting of re-purposing and construction of a bridge in the north of the Park near the Velodrome. They were also awarded the contract to make modifications and strengthening works to another bridge, and supply and installation of a third bridge.</p><p> </p><p>Last week I met with my counterparts in Wales and Scotland to discuss the many opportunities the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games presents to the whole of the UK. The department and I look forward to continuing to work closely with the devolved nations to ensure the many opportunities the Games presents - from hosting the Queen's Baton Relay to providing a base for athletes to train - are seized across the country.</p>
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less than 2018-11-29T11:30:15.747Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T11:30:15.747Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tonia Antoniazzi more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p><strong> </strong>Government has invested over £47M of Exchequer and Lottery funding since 2010 through Sport England, supporting England Netball and a range of delivery partners across the country to run and promote the sport.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:35:16.277Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:35:16.277Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Charity Commission for England and Wales is a non-ministerial government department.</p><p> </p><p>The Commission is based across four sites and is the minor occupier at each site. Each sites’ main occupier is accountable for environmental and cost performance of their buildings and the Commission’s usage of gas and electricity is not separately metered.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T17:23:16.767Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T17:23:16.767Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Charity Commission for England and Wales is a non-ministerial government department.</p><p> </p><p>The Commission is based across four sites and is the minor occupier at each site. Each sites’ main occupier is accountable for environmental and cost performance of their buildings and the Commission’s usage of gas and electricity is not separately metered.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T17:23:16.833Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T17:23:16.833Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We published the Review of Gambling Machines and Social Responsibility Measures in May. This set out measures to strengthen protections around gaming machines, including cutting the maximum stake on B2 machine from £100 to £2, online gambling, and gambling advertising. It also set out action on treatment and support for those who experience harm, including initiatives to improve the evidence on treatment needs and effectiveness, expand access to existing services and strengthen the voluntary system for funding support. Government has also encouraged industry to increase its funding for third sector initiatives to support people with a gambling addiction.</p><p> </p><p>GambleAware, an independent charity, commissions treatment services, including the National Gambling Helpline and counselling services, specialist treatment delivered by the NHS National Problem Gambling Clinic and the Gordon Moody Association. GambleAware aims to triple access to its treatment services across the country and recently announced the establishment of a further specialist NHS clinic and Problem Gambling Support team in Leeds.</p><p>As demonstrated by the report Gambling Behaviour in Great Britain 2016, which is based on the combined Health Surveys, there is an association between mental health and problem or risky gambling behaviour. Some problem gamblers will therefore access support through services for other addictions and mental health conditions. The National Institute for Care and Health Excellence (NICE) has been commissioned to explore developing a guideline on non-chemical addictions, including gambling, which would give support to clinicians seeking to support problem gamblers.</p><p> </p>
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less than 2018-11-22T10:27:22.557Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T10:27:22.557Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Evennett more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Sport England collects data on the number of people aged 16+ who engage in sport and physical activity in England through the Active Lives Survey. The latest data is available online (covering the period May 2017 to May 2018): <a href="https://www.sportengland.org/media/13563/active-lives-adult-may-17-18-report.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.sportengland.org/media/13563/active-lives-adult-may-17-18-report.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The table below details Active Lives Survey data on the number of women that have played football regularly in each year since 2015.</p><p> </p><p>Active Lives Survey – women (16+) playing football twice per month:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Active Lives Year 1 data (covering the Nov 15 - Nov 16 period)</p></td><td><p>Active Lives 18 month interim data (May 16 - May 17)</p></td><td><p>Active Lives Year 2 data (Nov 16 - Nov 17)</p></td><td><p>Active Lives 30 month interim data (May 17 - May 18)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Whole population</p></td><td><p>2,299,000 (5.2% of English 16+ population)</p></td><td><p>2,299,700 (5.1%)</p></td><td><p>2,222,100 (5.0%)</p></td><td><p>2,095,900 (4.7%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>215,100 (0.9%)</p></td><td><p>212,300 (0.9%)</p></td><td><p>196,200 (0.9%)</p></td><td><p>187,600 (0.8%)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Active Lives Survey replaced the Active People Survey which collected data from the period of October 2005 to September 2016. Archived data from the Active People Survey is available online: <a href="https://www.sportengland.org/research/about-our-research/active-people-survey/" target="_blank">https://www.sportengland.org/research/about-our-research/active-people-survey/</a>. Owing to the different methodologies employed, the data sets from the two surveys are not directly comparable.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
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less than 2018-11-19T17:17:54.597Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T17:17:54.597Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Details about such meetings, including discussion and schedules, are kept confidential - to allow full and frank discussions between Ministers and agencies.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T17:21:09.467Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T17:21:09.467Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham P Jones more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Government’s Sporting Future strategy set out how important it is for all children to have a good experience of sport and physical activity while they are young.</p><p> </p><p>Sport England supports children and young people in England by ensuring there is a good sports and activity offer before and after the school day. Sport England has committed up to £194 million of investment into children and young people over the next four years, which includes the Families Fund: up to £40 million invested in projects that offer new opportunities for families with children to be active together. Sport England will also provide specialist training to at least two teachers in every secondary school in England by 2020, and will invest £28m into Satellite Clubs between 2017-2021.</p><p> </p><p>DCMS are working closely with the Department for Education and the Department of Health and Social Care on a new School Sport and Activity Action plan, which will be published in Spring 2019. The plan will consider ways to ensure that all children have access to quality, protected PE and sport sessions during the school week and opportunities to be physically active throughout the school day.</p><p> </p>
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less than 2018-11-22T10:17:16.057Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T10:17:16.057Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>There was no requirement on HM Treasury to consider loneliness in developing Budget 2018. The cross-government loneliness team will work with HM Treasury, as with other departments, to explore how social relationships can be considered across their policy-making in future, as recently set out in the first loneliness strategy for England, ‘A connected society’.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T18:41:35.003Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T18:41:35.003Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>'This is an internal matter for the Premier League. While the Premier League already invests £100million per year in grassroots football, we will be keen to ensure that they - and football more broadly - uses the opportunity it has to invest in and support the grassroots and the sport as a whole as much as possible, and this is something that I will be raising when I meet the Premier League and other football stakeholders over the coming weeks</p> more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T16:58:30.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T16:58:30.617Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>According to the Health Survey for England, in 2015 22% of children (23% of boys and 20% of girls) aged 5-15 met the physical activity guidelines of being at least moderately active for at least 60 minutes every day. This is higher than in 2012, when 21% of boys and 16% of girls met the guidelines. However this excludes school-based activities and active travel. Further information can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-physical-activity-guidelines" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-physical-activity-guidelines</a>.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the government’s Sporting Future strategy, Sport England’s remit was extended to cover children from age 5+. Government departments including DCMS, DfE and DHSC have worked with Sport England to develop the new Active Lives: Children and Young People survey. This survey launched in schools in September 2017 and will measure in much more detail how children and young people engage in sport and physical activity, and how many are meeting the Chief Medical Officer's guidelines, both in and out of school. The first set of data will be available on 6 December.</p>
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less than 2018-11-30T12:29:00.253Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T12:29:00.253Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Life Chances Fund (LCF) is an £80m fund to help people in society who face the most significant barriers to leading happy and productive lives. It provides top-up contributions to locally commissioned Social impact Bonds (SIBs) that aim to tackle complex social problems.</p><p> </p><p>All of the £80m Life Chances Fund has been awarded in principle to local commissioners, including local authorities and clinical commissioning groups. These commissioners are at various stages of designing and delivering the projects. Approximately £6,435,350 has so far been spent, leaving £73,564,650.</p><p> </p><p>£5m of the spend to date has been devolved directly to Greater Manchester Combined Authority, with the remainder covering programme costs including the application process and support with setting up projects.</p><p> </p><p>Payments for outcomes delivered by the new services are scheduled to begin in early 2019 and continue for the next six years.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T14:07:00.65Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T14:07:00.65Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>A range of national and local commissioners have used social impact bonds and DCMS does not routinely collect data on investor returns associated with these contracts.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T14:13:53.593Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T14:13:53.593Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport reports annually on the Sporting Future strategy, which includes a range of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Athlete welfare is captured by KPI 25, which tracks the percentage of UK Sport-funded athletes who feel cared about as a person in their World Class Performance Programme, as measured by UK Sport’s Culture Health Check survey. The latest report can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sporting-future-second-annual-report.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T14:15:34.943Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T14:15:34.943Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Licensing of society lotteries is the responsibility of the Gambling Commission. Their most recent figures from March 2017 show there are 319 lotteries that hold two licences. One licence is required to sell by remote channels (such as online or over the telephone) and a separate licence is required to sell by non-remote channels (in person).</p><p> </p><p>There are three charities that hold multiple licences. These are Macmillan, Royal British Legion and Age UK.</p><p> </p><p>Some societies also come together under a common umbrella brand, managed by licensed External Lottery Managers. The societies that make up an umbrella brand are legally separate to each other and will each hold the relevant licence.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T15:37:50.48Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T15:37:50.48Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Carolyn Harris more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Society lotteries are an important fundraising tool, raising hundreds of millions of pounds every year for many good causes.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to ensuring both society lotteries and the National Lottery are able to thrive. The Department launched a consultation in June 2018 considering proposals to amend society lottery sales and prize limits. This aims to allow society lotteries to grow while protecting the National Lottery. The consultation closed on 7 September and my officials are now carefully considering responses. We hope to respond to the consultation in the first half of next year.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T15:38:50.693Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T15:38:50.693Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Carolyn Harris more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Government, through Sport England, is investing over a billion pounds over the next four years to support grassroots sport. The Football Foundation is an organisation investing £60m each year into improving the country's grassroots football and sports infrastructure with money provided by its funding partners: the Premier League, The FA and the Government (via Sport England).</p><p> </p><p>Total grassroots football investment (Sport England and Football Foundation) for the North East is over £23m since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>A full breakdown of figures for other grassroots sports funded by Sport England are available on their website: www.sportengland.org.</p><p> </p><p>UK Sport, which receives funding from the UK government and the National Lottery, prepares athletes for Olympic and Paralympic Games across the UK, and is investing up to £345m to fund at least 38 sports across the current 4-year Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic funding cycle. UK Sport has also invested over £32m into Winter Olympic and Paralympic sports in the current PyeongChang 2018 funding cycle.</p>
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less than 2018-12-03T16:04:52.113Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T16:04:52.113Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Stephen Hepburn more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We published the Review of Gambling Machines and Social Responsibility Measures in May 2018. This set out decisive action to protect those vulnerable to harm by cutting the maximum stake on B2 machine from £100 to £2, along with measures to strengthen protections around online gambling and gambling advertising. These include action by the Gambling Commission to improve age-verification controls online and introduce tougher sanctions for breaches of advertising codes. A multi-million pound safer gambling advertising campaign will launch this year, aimed at raising awareness of the risks around gambling and signposting to help.</p><p> </p><p>The Review also set out action on treatment and support for those who experience harm, including initiatives to improve the evidence on treatment needs and effectiveness, expand access to existing services and strengthen the voluntary system for funding support.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T17:16:55.34Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:16:55.34Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>See attached the National Citizen Service participation figures by Region and Local Authority for 2015, 2016 and 2017. We do not yet have consolidated data on 2018 participation figures, as the programme is still ongoing in some areas.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T15:14:15.583Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T15:14:15.583Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>DCMS requested advice from the Gambling Commission on potential reforms to society lotteries following the publication of the Select Committee’s report in March 2015. The Gambling Commission were asked to make recommendations considering three high level objectives:</p><p> </p><ol><li>The regulatory framework for society lotteries should not be overly burdensome and new entrants should not face unnecessary barriers;</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="2"><li>Public trust and confidence in society lotteries and the good causes with which they are associated should be maintained;</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="3"><li>Reform should not jeopardise the position of the National Lottery and its returns to good causes.</li></ol><p> </p><p>This advice was published in June 2018 alongside the consultation on society lotteries which closed on 7 September 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Evidence from the Gambling Commission suggests that to date society lottery sales have not significantly impacted the National Lottery. Any changes must maintain this balance, enabling society lotteries to grow without detriment to the National Lottery.</p><p> </p><p>The consultation received over 1,600 responses and my officials are now in the process of considering the range of views that were submitted, including evidence about the potential impact on the National Lottery. I hope to formally respond to the consultation in the first half of 2019.</p>
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less than 2018-12-05T16:08:28.503Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T16:08:28.503Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Gambling Commission licensing fees include application fees and annual fees, and vary depending on the type of licence required and the amount of proceeds per annum. One-off application fees range from £163 to £325 per licence, and annual fees from £348 to £1,458. My Department has not looked at average licensing costs of society lotteries holding multiple licences.<strong><br> </strong></p> more like this
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less than 2018-12-06T16:18:02.843Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T16:18:02.843Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Carolyn Harris more like this