The watchdog has unveiled the business plan that outlines key areas of focus for the next 12 months.
UK.- The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) published on Tuesday its 2019-20 Business Plan, which outlines the regulator’s key areas of focus for the next year. The plan focuses on protecting consumers, raising standards and improving regulatory measures, among other things.
The UKGC said that its five strategic priorities continue to be: protecting the interests of consumers and preventing gambling harm to consumers and the public. The priorities also include raising standards in the gambling market and optimising turns to good causes from lotteries. Furthermore, improving the way it regulates is one of the pillars of the business plan.
The new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms comes into effect at the same time as this business plan. It has been widely consulted on and will drive real and sustained progress, details the plan.
Neil McArthur, chief executive of the Gambling Commission, said: “This business plan highlights the projects and milestones we will complete during 2019-20 as we move into the second year of our Strategy 2018-2021. Our overriding objective is to make gambling fairer and safer for consumers, in what is a constantly developing market. I am proud of the progress we have made with our ambitious strategy. But I am also clear that there is much more to do.”