Tag Archives: HMRC

Rank seeks £80m final settlement with HMRC on machine duties

Rank Group Plc has been granted a 60-day extension by the First-tier Tribunal Tax Chamber (FTT) to resolve its settlement on incorrect gaming machine duties charged between 2005 and 2013 with HMRC.  The LSE gambling group is guaranteed a tax rebate as HMRC can no longer challenge its appeal previously rejected by an Upper Tribunal review – which serves as …

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Entain hits peak online momentum as leadership launches £100m innovation programme 

Jette Nygaard-Andersen takes charge of Entain as new CEO

Entain Plc has lauded its diversified business model as the FTSE100 gambling group achieved 22 consecutive quarters of double-digit online growth.  Publishing its interim 2021 trading results (period ending 30 June), Entain registered group revenues of £1.79 billion, up 11% on corresponding 2020’s results of £1.61 billion. Period growth was attributed to improved online trading across all markets (except Germany), …

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FOBTs tax credit sees Betfred rideout 2020 retail storms 

Betfred Limited has filed its 2020 corporate accounts (period reported up to 27 September), disclosing the impact of last year’s COVID-19 pandemic on its business units.  The Done family-owned betting group saw its group wagers shrink from £10-to-£6.5 billion,  a result of the enforced closure of its UK betting estates and further COVID-19 adjustments.   Trading with an impaired retail unit, …

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HMRC reveals gambling receipts did not meet expectations for 2020/2021

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that gambling revenue for the 2020/2021 financial year fell below expectations, largely due to the economic impact of national lockdowns. Total tax receipts registered from April 2020 to March 2021 totalled £2.83 billion – a drop of £182 million or 6% when compared to 2019/2020 fiscal duties – attributed to COVID-19 lockdowns enforcing …

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GVC submits claim for HMRC FOBTs rebate

GVC Holdings has become the latest gambling company to issue a claim to Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs  (HMRC) regarding compensation owed from tax charges related to fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs). After William Hill followed the lead of Betfred and Rank Group earlier in the week, GVC has predicted that a successful claim ‘will result in a cash inflow to …

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William Hill pursues HMRC FOBTs rebate 

William Hill has followed counterparts Betfred and Rank Group Plc in issuing an HMRC claim on compensation owed from tax charges related to fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs).  The FTSE bookmaker could stand to secure a multi-million £ tax rebate on FOBT charges issued between 2005 and 2013. William Hill’s HMRC rebate stands from an April High Court ruling that favoured …

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Betting wins Upper Tribunal decision against HMRC in FOBTs VAT dispute 

UK bookmakers could secure compensation for previous tax charges made against gambling machines, after HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) lost its long-standing dispute against Rank Group and Betfred. Last Friday, an Upper Tribunal led by Justice Anthony Mann and Judge Thomas Scott ruled in favour of the betting firms who had long disputed HMRC’s classification of VAT charges on Fixed …

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Rank Group preparing for ‘difficult trading conditions’ following COVID-19 lockdown

Amid COVID-19 disruptions, Rank Group has revealed that it is ‘preparing for difficult trading conditions’ when it reopens its venues. Publishing a trading update for the quarter to 31 March 2020, Rank’s like-for-like net gaming revenue was down 4% for the quarter, while total NGR saw an increase of 5%. Rank Group has predicted that annual underlying operating profit will amount …

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HMRC stats reflect changing regulatory dynamics of UK Gambling

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published its national statistics update on duties generated by the industry’s seven different tax verticals – Bingo Duty, Gaming Duty, General Betting Duty (GBD), Lottery Duty, Machine Games Duty (MGD), Pool Betting Duty (PBD) and Remote Gaming Duty (RGD). Reporting betting & gaming tax statistics for the six month period of April-to-September 2019, HMRC reports …

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Treasury praises UKGC for contribution on AML research

Publishing its ‘Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing supervision report 2017/18’, the HM Treasury has praised the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for its contribution to research and insights on UK AML concerns. The Treasury publishes its seventh ‘AML/CTF report’, seeking to improve compliance transparency and accountability for UK supervisory stakeholders, across multiple business disciplines. In its report, the HM Treasury consults …

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