Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles review - consultation

We're responsible for the licensing of non-remote gambling under the Gambling Act 2005.

We're required to publish a written Statement of Principles, setting out how we intend to exercise the licensing and enforcement powers conveyed to us under the Act.

This policy must be reviewed at least every three years, so as to ensure that it reflects the current legislation, and is relevant to the issues arising in our area. We've compared the up-to-date guidance provided by the Gambling Commission with our existing policy statement and have made amendments to reflect the guidance. These changes have been incorporated into our draft policy statement.

Have your say

Please view the document below (which highlights the changes we've made) as we would welcome your comments:

You can send your comments via email or post:

Email: licensingpolicy@dacorum.gov.uk
Post: Licensing, Dacorum Borough Council, The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1DN

The closing date for comments is midnight on Thursday 6 August 2021.

What happens next?

The final decision to adopt or revise a Statement of Principles under the Act must be made by Full Council. Following consultation, the Licensing Committee will be asked to resolve to recommend the adoption of the revised statement (with any additional revisions after considering the consultation responses) by the Council later this year. The revised Licensing Policy will replace the current policy on 31 January 2022, and will be published at least four weeks before this date.

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