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Taxation: Betting

Volume 497: debated on Thursday 22 October 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to change tax arrangements for fixed odds betting terminals. (294865)

The Government are currently consulting on the taxation of gaming machines, including the taxation of fixed odds betting terminals. The consultation discusses whether the current system of amusement machine licence duty (AMLD) and VAT should be replaced with a gross profits tax (GPT).

The consultation ends on 23 October 2009, and can be found on the Treasury website: machines_taxation.htm