Decision Maker: Cabinet
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Review of the Gambling Policy Statement of
Principles under the Gambling Act 2005. The Gambling Act 2005 gives
Stockport Council the responsibility for granting gambling premises
licences within Stockport, issuing permits for gaming machines and
registering small society lotteries. The overall control of
gambling in the UK rests with the Gambling Commission along with
the responsibility for granting operating and personal
Under the Gambling Act, Stockport Council must review, consult and publish a Statement of Principles in relation to gambling policy every 3 years. As part of this process, the Gambling Act requires all Licensing Authorities to consult on the policy before publication. The consultation is due to take place for 8 weeks between 15th August – 10th October 2018.
The last review took place in 2015 and was published in 2016. The next review is now due, with a view to the policy being published on 2nd January 2019 and coming into force on 31st January 2019. The review has been carried out and makes no significant changes, however minor amendments have been made to simplify the wording and align further with AGMA policies across the region.
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 2019 – 2022.
Reason Key: Affects 2 or more wards;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: Yes
Decision Reference: CAB126
Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None
Forward Plan Reference: C&H33
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Contact: Mark Glynn, Director of Place Management Email: email@example.com Tel: 0161-474-3700.
Report author: Peter Cooke
Publication date: 14/11/2018
Date of decision: 13/11/2018
Decided at meeting: 13/11/2018 - Cabinet
Effective from: 21/11/2018