UK’s Camelot Under Fire As Profit Growth Exceeds Charity Gains

Camelot Group is under fire after UK national auditors found that its National Lottery profit gains have far outdistanced its rate of returns to good causes.

Income for charities and non-profit groups rose only 2 percent to £1.5bn between the 2009-10 and 2016-17 fiscal years, while Camelot shareholder profit more than doubled to £71m over the same period, according to a report published on Wednesday by the National Audit Office (NAO).

Lottery income going to good causes fell 15 percent to £1.6bn in the year to March 2017, and is expected to decline again in the current fiscal year, the office said.

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