UK Lottery Licence Renewal Could Scupper Charity Lottery Overhaul

As MPs begin fresh calls for a long-delayed increase on the amount that can be raised by charity lotteries, a former UK gambling minister has laid the blame at an extended consultation process and a succession of secretaries of state who have proved unable to deliver the broadly popular change.

Last week, Conservative MP Priti Patel and Labour peer Lord Boateng gave their public support to a cross-party campaign that would urge the UK government to increase the amount of money that charity lotteries can raise for good causes, a move backed by more than 85 charities across the UK.

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