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Monday 28 June 2021

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Consultation response on the funding of gambling regulation 

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has published its response following a consultation into the funding of the Commission. 

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New Gambling Commission Website

We have launched a new website with accessibility in mind. 

The new website, which has been tested by those who use assistive technology such as screen readers, has been designed to meet specific accessibility standards and guidelines. Members of the public and users from the gambling industry were also involved in the user research.  

New features include new “hubs” which group key topical information together, an enhanced search feature and a clear concise layout, all of which will assist users to find important information easily.  Other updates include visitors to the website being able to easily view all content on any device as well as being able to easily save, print and translate web pages.

Commission to launch new service to apply for personal licences

The new service Apply for a personal licence (Apply for a PL) will go live in the last week of July 2021.  It brings together, into one service, all applications for personal licences (PML and PFL) and Annex A approvals.  

Any in progress applications in Application Online (for PMLs and Annex As) and in the Apply for a PFL service (for PFLs) should be completed, paid and submitted by 23 July 2021.   

After the 23 July 2021, you will no longer be able to use Application Online for PML applications and Annex A approvals or Apply for a PFL for new PFL applications.  

We will not be able to transfer in progress applications from the old services and as a result any incomplete applications will be deleted.  If you are not able to complete and submit your PL or Annex A application by 23 July, you will need to make a new application in the new service. 

Please note: You should continue to use Application Online for operator applications in the usual way. 

New UKFIU ‘SARs in Action’ publication 

The UK Financial Intelligence Unit (UKFIU) has published its eleventh 'SARs in Action' Magazine. 

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New UKFIU podcast: Fraud-Vulnerable Persons SARs 

A new podcast from the UK Financial Intelligence Unit (UKFIU) looks at how suspicious activity reports (SARs) are also a valuable source of financial information for safeguarding potentially vulnerable members of society from fraud.  

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