This dataset contains information sent to the Gambling Commission from licensing authorities detailing their gambling related licensing activity.
Licensing authorities (LAs) have a statutory duty to provide specific information to the Commission about aspects of gambling regulation – for example, the grant of premises licences.
The Commission collates and analyses the information it receives from LAs to help it, LAs and the Government understand the local and national landscape of gambling regulation.
The Commission continues to work with licensing authorities in order to maximise the efficiency of data collection. This includes data provided by LAs who submitted previous returns late after the established deadline. As a consequence, the data provided in this report may differ from that published previously.
This report provides statistics by licensing authorities (LAs) in respect of their duties under the Gambling Act 2005 for the regulation of gambling in Great Britain. This edition details the last reporting period between April 2016 and March 2017. For reference, the accompanying Excel file contains comparative data dating back to April 2009.