Decision details

Gambling Policy - Statement of Licensing Principles 2022-2025 (SS28)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Gambling Act (2005) requires that all Licensing Authorities must publish a statement of the principles of licensing that they wish to apply when exercising their functions under the Act. This statement must be published at least every 3 years and is therefore due for review.

The Gambling Act (2005) requires Licensing Authorities to consult on the statement of principles before publication.

The Council Meeting will be asked to approve a new statement of principles taking into account the outcomes of the consultation.


The Cabinet considered the outcome of a consultation on a review of the Gambling Policy and recommended to the Council Meeting that it adopt the Gambling Policy – Statement of Licensing Principles for 2022-2025.

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Policy Framework & Budget;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: Yes

Decision Reference: CAB367

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None.

Forward Plan Reference: SS28

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Cabinet Member/CLT/Scrutiny/Cabinet and public consultation

Contact: Sarah Tooth, Services to Place Email: Tel: 0161 474 4176 Ian O'Donnell, Services to Place Email: Tel: 0161-474-4175.

Report author: Jenette Hicks

Publication date: 17/03/2022

Date of decision: 15/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 15/03/2022 - Cabinet

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