Proposals to increase the threshold for defining small society lotteries would mean local authorities having to regulate a larger number of operators.
- We are concerned that this would place greater demands on already limited capacity and authorities are likely to struggle to pro-actively regulate an increased market.
- Should Government decide to increase the threshold despite these concerns, the LGA's view is that any increase in the number of lotteries to be regulated by licensing authorities should be accompanied by an increase in the level of fees that small society lotteries are required to pay, to ensure that authorities are able to resource this.
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LGA Response to DCMS Consultation on Society Lottery Reform