UK Politicians Continue Drive For Compulsory Levy

UK politicians and campaigners continued their push for a compulsory gambling levy at the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Gambling Related Harm evidence session on Wednesday.

The event, which took place in the Houses of Parliament, focused on testimony from addiction experts as well as gambling treatment and education providers.

Carolyn Harris, Labour Party MP and chair of the APPG, used the session to ask those giving evidence how they would use funds from a compulsory gambling levy.

Harris also said that she “would like to see gambling companies run affordability checks prior to users being able to open up an account”, suggesting a possible focus for the group’s future campaigns.

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