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Statement of principles review

We're reviewing our gambling Statement of Principles policy

About the policy

Under the Gambling Act 2005 all licensing authorities throughout England and Wales are required to review their Statement of Principles (gambling policy) every three years. Our current Statement of Principles expires on 31 January 2021.

The current Statement of Principles has been reviewed and the proposed draft can be found below:

View draft Statement of Principles

You can also view our current Statement of Principles document as a comparison.

The proposed changes incorporate amendments to the statutory provisions and the guidance issued by the Gambling Commission. The opportunity has also been taken to provide additional information and update sections in order to provide a policy that will be capable of assisting any one of the wide range of people who may have recourse to it.


Comments on the draft Statement of Principles document were invited until 19 October 2021.

The consultation is now closed.

Further information

Any comments should clearly state your name, any organisation or persons you may be representing, and your address. Please note; all comments received will be made public (via Council agendas and on the website).

At the end of the consultation period, all responses will be considered. And the Statement of Principles will be updated as appropriate. Further information will be published at the end of the consultation period on this website.

If you'd like a hard copy of the draft Statement of Principles, please contact us.