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Gambling Commission Executive level changes help put consumers at heart of regulation

14 March 2016

Changes have been made to portfolios at executive level in the Gambling Commission.

The key changes are designed to:

  • give greater emphasis to the role that the Gambling Commission plays to promote and protect consumers’ interests in both commercial gambling markets and the National Lottery.
  • ensure sufficient focus on analysis and evidence. The Gambling Commission is an evidence-led regulator. We produce regular public data on industry trends and consumer participation. This helps shape policy on gambling in Britain, as well as informing regulatory decisions.
  • look to market, technology and consumer developments, for example the increasingly digital and mobile-led dimension to the National Lottery and commercial gambling, and take account of these changes in future regulatory approaches.
  • maintain a strong focus on effective engagement with industry sectors; on shared regulation with local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales, and, in an international gambling market, on partnerships with regulators in other jurisdictions.
  • build on the Commission’s expertise, its ways of working and communications to ensure regulation is effective and efficient for the future.

The changes in Executive level portfolios take effect from 1 April 2016 and are illustrated in an organisational diagram.

In April, we will also publish our business and financial plan for 16/17. This will be followed later in the financial year by a process to develop a new forward strategy for the Commission.

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