Gambling Act 2005

Section 15

SCHEDULE 3E+W+SAmendment of National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (c. 39)

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Annual levyE+W+S

1After section 10B of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (financial penalties: appeal) insert—E+W+S

10CAnnual levy

(1)The Secretary of State may make regulations requiring holders of licences under section 5 or 6 to pay an annual levy to the Gambling Commission.

(2)The regulations shall, in particular, make provision for—

(a)timing of payment of the levy, and

(b)the amount of the levy.

(3)The regulations may, in particular, make provision—

(a)determining the amount of the levy by reference to a percentage of specified receipts of the holder of a licence under section 5 or 6,

(b)determining the amount of the levy by reference to a percentage of specified profits of the holder of a licence under section 5 or 6,

(c)providing for the determination of the amount of the levy according to a specified formula, or

(d)providing for the determination of the amount of the levy in some other way.

(4)Any sum due by way of levy by virtue of this section shall be treated for the purposes of this Act as if its payment were a condition of the licence under section 5 or 6.

(5)The Gambling Commission shall, with the consent of the Treasury and of the Secretary of State, expend money received by way of levy for purposes related to, or by providing financial assistance for projects related to—

(a)addiction to gambling,

(b)other forms of harm or exploitation associated with gambling, or

(c)any of the licensing objectives for the purposes of the Gambling Act 2005.

(6)In subsection (5) the reference to financial assistance is a reference to grants, loans and any other form of financial assistance, which may be made or given on terms or conditions (which may include terms and conditions as to repayment with or without interest).

(7)The Secretary of State may make regulations under this section only if—

(a)he has made regulations under the Gambling Act 2005 requiring holders of operating licences to pay an annual levy to the Gambling Commission, and

(b)he has consulted the National Lottery Commission.

(8)The Gambling Commission shall consult the National Lottery Commission before incurring expenditure under subsection (5).

Consultation with Gambling CommissionE+W+S

2After section 4 of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (c. 39) (overriding duties) insert—E+W+S

4AConsultation with Gambling Commission

(1)If in the course of the exercise of its functions the National Lottery Commission becomes aware of a matter about which the Gambling Commission is likely to have an opinion, the National Lottery Commission shall consult the Gambling Commission.

(2)The National Lottery Commission shall comply with any direction of the Secretary of State (which may be general or specific) to consult the Gambling Commission.

Definition of “lotteryE+W+S

3In section 20 of the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (interpretation) after the definition of “contravention” insert—E+W+S

lottery” has the same meaning as in the Gambling Act 2005;.