Tag Archives: Bill Moyes

Bill Moyes – NHS must be clear on its role tackling problem gambling

Speaking on the Health Service Journal‘s ‘The Bedpan’ interview series, Bill Moyes, Chair of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has warned NHS leadership of side-lining problem gambling as UK public health issue. Having chaired the UKGC since 2016, Moyes is the former founding Executive Chairman of ‘Monitor’ the independent regulator for NHS’ trusts. In the interview, Moyes breaks down gambling …

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Winning Post – Industry finds its cost of virtue

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners reviews a week of industry ‘virtue signalling’, as debate on the need of a ‘safer gambling levy’ is now finely balanced… ___________ UK: Regulation – GVC learns that there’s no pleasing some folk. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most virtuous one of all? Could it be Kenny, could it be Phil? Or …

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UKGC forms its widest collaboration on reducing problem gambling harms

Publishing its ‘National Strategy’ on gambling harm reductions, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has called on its widest network of stakeholders to combat gambling harms. Presenting its ‘three-year strategy’, the UKGC details that it will coordinate with UK health bodies, charities, communities, regulators and wider businesses on tackling problem gambling. The Commission’s new strategy has established two strategic priorities in …

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Dr Anna van der Gaag CBE takes charge of RGSB governance

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed the appointment of Dr Anna van der Gaag CBE as new Chair of the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB). Dr van der Gaag will succeed Sir Christopher Kelly, who is set to finish his leadership tenure of the RGSB on March 2019. An experienced executive in regulatory policy development for health and social care, …

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Neil McArthur takes full leadership of UKGC

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has this morning confirmed the appointment of Neil McArthur as Chief Executive. Since March, McArthur has been acting as UKGC interim CEO, following the departure of former Commission leader Sarah Harrison MBE. In previous executive roles for UKGC McArthur has served as the Commission’s General Counsel, leading the regulatory body’s legal oversight on licensing, enforcement …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Last chance saloon

In all my 35 years advising the UK’s gambling industry I can think of no time when it has been so besieged with adverse criticism from the Government, the Parliamentary Opposition, regulators, the media and the general public alike.  Clearly opinions on gambling (whether justified, exaggerated or prejudiced) expressed in the media heavily influence public opinion. The opinions expressed by …

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UKGC outlines fairer and safer gambling strategy

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has set out a new three-year five-point plan, to build on its previous work and help shape a well-regulated gambling market. With 63% of people having gambled within the last year, the strategy states that “the risks are changing and evolving and the industry needs to move farther and faster to address them. A well-regulated …

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UK government appoints Bill Moyes as new Chair of the Gambling Commission

The UK Department of Culture, Media & Sport has announced the appointment of Bill Moyes as new Chair of the Gambling Commission for a term of five years commencing this September. Moyes will take over the leadership of the UKGC from Philip Graf CBE. Karen Bradley the new UK Secretary for Culture, Media & Sport (appointed July 2016) confirmed the …

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