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The Chancellor this afternoon delivered his Spring Statement. He has ‘done what he can’..
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Update

Following the announcement of the removal of covid-related restrictions in England, First Minister..
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Covid-19 Update – England

I am sure members will not have failed to see that the Government has been, over the weekend..
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Member Update

With all the troubling global news at the moment it is nice to be able to focus on one of the…
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Following the previous round of meetings with the Government and devolved administrations..
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Bacta self-exclusion services gains cyber essentials certification

Bacta Self-Exclusion Services (BESEL) has successfully acquired accreditation for the..
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Age verification Guidance

Please see the link regarding Guidance to operators for age verification test purchasing..
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Member Update

With the gradual but different easing of Covid-19 restrictions in England, Scotland and Wales..
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Bacta outlines its key Review objectives to Gambling Commission

Bacta met with the Gambling Commission this week to share its key objectives with the regulator..
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Limit-setting on Category B3 machines

As you will know, bacta has been working with machine manufacturers and other trade bodies such as..
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Bacta meeting dates 2022

Please see the document showing the bacta meeting dates for 2022..
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UPDATE – ENGLAND

The Guidance on the new Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant and the additional ARG Grant have..
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Bacta welcomes chancellor’s announcement today of support for business

Bacta welcomes today’s news that the Chancellor has announced additional support for businesses..
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Member Update – STOP PRESS

The Government has today announced a £1bn fund to support Hospitality and Leisure Businesses..
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EAG Expo 2022 Postponed

EAG Expo 2022 will now take place from 1st-3rd March 2022. The venue remains ExCel London and..
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BactaPortal shortlisted for trade association forum award

Bacta has been shortlisted in the Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards 2022..
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Member Update

As Omicron cases rise exponentially Governments across the UK are responding with..
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Member Update

I am sure all members will be watching the news as avidly as I am.  The exponential..
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Member Update – STOP PRESS

The Regulations (in England) requiring people to wear face masks in Shops has just been published…
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Bacta reflects on successful SR Exchange and opening the door to a new portal

Bacta’s third SR Exchange proved “a huge success” on 10 November, with the online event attracting more..
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Member update

We held the final National Council of the year last week and our SR Exchange on Wednesday was a..
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Member update

Following the budget on Tuesday, we have been studying the Red Book as it is known (it’s red!) to see..
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Bacta welcomes Commission’s figures on problem gambling

The Gambling Commission has published its quarterly statistics on participation and problem gambling..
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Gambling Commission’s Tim Miller to address Bacta SR Exchange

Bacta is pleased to announce that Tim Miller, Executive Director at The Gambling Commission has agreed to..
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Member Update

I hope you enjoyed our latest Newsletter. I wanted to pick up on a few extra items via this Update..
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Bacta’s response to the death of Sir David Amess MP

Sir David Amess MP was one of the nicest people you could ever meet. Whatever your politics, he was…
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Bacta appoints Membership, SR and Compliance Manager

Bacta has made a key appointment by recruiting Russell Edge to the role of Membership, Social..
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Bacta lobbies hard during party conferences

Bacta’s political engagement has hit the accelerator with the Party Conference season. Present at..
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Response to release of the PHE Evidence Review of Gambling Related Harm

Today’s Public Health England report into the cost of gambling related..
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Bacta Reception Highlights Support Needed for Coast

Bacta hosted a reception during the Labour Party Conference in the wonderful surroundings of Brighton..
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Member Update

As you will be aware the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, last week reshuffled his Government..
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Seaside Selfie MP winner gifts family ‘fantastic day trip’

Last year’s winner of Bacta’s Seaside Selfie competition, Emma Lewell-Buck, MP for South Shields, chose a..
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DCMS Minister visits Game Nation

Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Caroline Dinenage MP visited the Game Nation..
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STOP PRESS – VAT RANK CASE

Members will be pleased to hear that the decision in the Rank Case concerning VAT payable..
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Cash on site makes AGCs a target for criminals

A recent rise in robberies at AGCs further underlines the need for the introduction of cashless payments..
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In memory of Dave Orton: Phil Silver pays tribute

Phil Silver was one of 50 mourners to travel to Derby in order pay their respects to the widely loved and..
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Member Update

Speaking with one of insurance broker members this week I thought I would pass on some intelligence he..
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Member Update

As restrictions are gradually relaxed across the four nations of the UK one or two questions about face..
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Southampton MP visits Game Nation

Royston Smith, Conservative MP for Itchen, visited the Game Nation High Street Gaming Centre in..
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Minister For Gambling John Whittingdale Visits Clacton with Bacta

The Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP, Minister of State for Gambling at DCMS, spent several hours as..
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Bacta sends message of support for “strong summer of trading”

Bacta has marked ‘freedom day’ with a message to all members backing their efforts for a business boost..
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Bacta Music Users Group Agree Fee Rebate With PPL

Bacta’s recently formed Music Users Group has negotiated a valuable fee rebate from PPL for its members.
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Member Update

Gambling Minister, John Whittingdale, yesterday responded to an adjournment debate in the..
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Covid-19 Update

As the Countries of the UK prepare for the removal of nearly all Covid-19 related restrictions from Monday..
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Bacta’s response to yesterday’s statement by Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford

“Bacta anticipated that yesterday’s announcement by Mark Drakeford was unlikely to see all restrictions..”
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Covid-19 Update

First Minister, Mark Drakeford yesterday confirmed that the Country will move to alert level one on..
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Bacta’s response to today’s statement by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, this afternoon confirmed further details about Scotland’s plans.
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Covid-19 Update

Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, yesterday confirmed that all legal covid-related restrictions will..
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Robert Goodwill MP Visits Scarborough Arcades

Bacta members James Corrigan and Lloyd Nichols played host to Robert Goodwill MP at their arcades..
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Covid-19 update

Covid-19 England – I am sure all of you will now be aware of the Government’s intention to remove…
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Bacta’s response to today’s PM statement

Following today’s statement from the Prime Minister on July 19 Freedom Day deregulation in..
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Covid-19 Update

There has been a lot of press discussion about the impact of people having to self-isolate when..
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Update – STOP PRESS

Linnewebber – You may recall we have been pressing Government on VAT reclaims.   Yesterday, at last..
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Too soon to reduce the furlough safety net says Bacta

Businesses across Britain will have to start making compulsory furlough contributions..
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Covid-19 update

There are two short items today. Firstly, you may have seen the new polymer ‘Alan Turing’ £50 note…
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Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Scotland – As expected, First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, confirmed yesterday that the..
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Covid-19 Update – STOP PRESS

Members may have seen yesterday’s announcement that the Government has announced an extension..
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Covid-19 Update

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, yesterday evening confirmed that the final step in the easing of lockdown..
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Support the supply chain urges Bacta

Tomorrow, Parliament will be debating a Bill which could pave the way for significant rate reductions..
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Covid-19 update

Re-Opening for business – Having just completed the Summer round of Division Committee meetings, I…
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Bacta and Interel secure additional grants for Austin Leisure

Persistence has paid off for Louise Austin of Austin Leisure who has received a further £8,000 one-off..
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Investment, re-invention and a long term commitment to community

Steve Ambrose talks to Coinslot about the challenges facing the association’s..
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Bacta calls on Treasury to speed up process for VAT refunds

Bacta have written to the Financial Secretary,Jesse Norman, to complain about the ridiculous amount of time..
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bactaPortal (Staff) – link to re-watch the session

Designed to help introduce staff members to the bactaPortal. This will provide a step by step guide..
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Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 – Re-opening. With everyone now largely open, albeit with Social Distancing and Masks..
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Bacta creates Music Users Group

The association’s new Music Users’ Group will review all aspects of music use from supply to operation of…
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Bacta Re-Opening Guidance for FECs and AGCs in England- v6.1

Available for download, the updated Bacta Re-opening Guidance for FECs & AGCs in England v6.1, which..
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Bacta Self-Exclusion Webinars

As you will know bacta will be introducing in June an upgraded way to record self-exclusions, coupled..
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Bacta joins UKHospitality

Bacta, the trade association for the amusement machine industry, has joined UKHospitality, the body..
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Covid-19 STOP PRESS

The First Minister has just announced that Glasgow, alongside Moray will have to stay in Level 3 for another..
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Association wishes industry luck on reopening

Bacta CEO John White has issued a message of good luck and thanks to members and the wider industry..
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BACTA ANNOUNCES TWO NEW PORTAL WEBINARS

Bacta continues to support members with two further webinars, providing an overview of the features of…
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Covid-19 Update

Members will have seen news bulletins across Britain over the past few days confirming that..
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Covid-19 Update

I am sure all members will be busy preparing for re-opening on May 17th.  It’s been an incredibly tough..
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RE-OPENING – SELF EXCLUSION / CUSTOMER INTERACTION

As May 17th draws nearer and you begin getting your staff ready for re-opening, we will all need to be..
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BactaPortal: Putting Social Responsibility front and centre

Bacta has launched its latest member information resource – the bactaPortal. Steph Norbury talks us..
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Bacta lays out plans for post-Covid campaign issues

Bacta has outlined the key themes in its post-Covid lobbying campaign with tax concessions and..
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Bacta supports EAG Show with significant investment

Bacta’s governing body – the National Council – today unanimously agreed to make a significant..
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Covid-19 Update

There a few of pieces of news  today. Wales – The Welsh Government has confirmed that amusement..
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Bacta Re-opening Guidance for FECs & AGCs in England v5.1

Available for download, the updated Bacta Re-opening Guidance for FECs & AGCs in England v5.1..
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Covid-19 Update

There is not a lot to report as we head towards May 17th re-opening. Here are a couple of points to note…
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Covid-19 Update

As I have been saying during the current round of Regional Meetings, I think we are in the end game of the..
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Covid-19 update

Please see the short guidance note from HSE relating to the reopening of businesses which may be of interest…
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Covid-19 update

First Minister, Mark Drakeford, today provided more detail on the re-opening plans for Wales..
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Covid-19 Update

News for supply chain members.  The Government yesterday announced a £1.5 billion fund for..
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Gambling review: What does the future bring?

So what awaits the industry when the government finally concludes its gambling review?
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Covid-19 Update

The Regulations setting out amongst other things when FECs, AGCs and pubs can open under what..
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Covid-19 Update

I have already advised members about the various new grants that have been to take retail, leisure and..
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