Monday, August 18, 2014

Restrictions on 'incidental' lotteries to be removed | UK Fundraising

Restrictions on 'incidental' lotteries to be removed | UK Fundraising: The government is to allow the proceeds of private lotteries to be donated to good causes. Previoulsy companies, societies and residents groups running “non-commercial incidental lotteries” �–� those that are exempt from Gambling Commission licence or local authority registration – were prevented by the Gambling Act 2005 from donating the proceeds to good causes.

The Department for Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS) opened a consultation in February this year after the Red Tap Challenge highlighted the restrictions. In their submissions, a number of charities reported that th

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