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Taxation: Gaming Machines

Volume 497: debated on Thursday 22 October 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent discussions he has had with representatives of seaside towns on changes to the taxation of gaming machines; (295236)

(2) what recent representations he has received from residents of (a) seaside and (b) coastal district towns on changes to taxation on gaming machines.

Treasury Ministers and officials meet with a wide range of organisations and individuals in the public and private sectors as part of the usual policymaking process. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Government’s practice to provide details of all such discussions.

Once the consultation period has ended, the Government expect to publish a summary of responses received.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of (a) staff and (b) other costs arising from his Department’s consultation on taxation of gaming machines. (295238)

A consultation stage impact assessment was published alongside the consultation on the taxation of gaming machines. This included estimates of the change in administrative burdens on businesses resulting from a move to a gross profits tax.

A final stage impact assessment will be published after the consultation has been completed, which will also include the costs to HMRC of enforcement relating to a gross profits tax regime.