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Taxation: Games

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 23 May 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of consistency in taxation structures for gaming products since 2003. (138167)

PBR 2005 announced the conclusion to the review of gambling taxation began in 2004. We concluded that the current taxation regimes are generally working well and that maintaining stability in the overall structure of taxation is desirable in a period of regulatory transition with the introduction of the Gambling Act 2005.

Decisions on the taxation of gambling are made by the Chancellor at Budget time taking all relevant factors into consideration.