Consultation outcome

Consultation on the use of a Legislative Reform Order to reform the administration of the Horserace Betting Levy

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Explanatory document to accompany the Legislative Reform (Horserace Betting Levy) Order 2018

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The Legislative Reform (Horserace Betting Levy) Order 2018 (draft)

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De Minimis Assessment - Horserace Betting Levy reform (final stage)

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Detail of outcome

The Government has carefully considered feedback received at consultation and has decided to take forward the proposals. The Legislative Reform (Horserace Betting Levy) Order 2018 was laid before Parliament on 9 October 2018.

The proposals are designed to streamline the administration of the Horserace Betting Levy and to reduce administrative inconveniences and financial costs on those affected by the Levy. The draft Order will transfer responsibility for Levy assessment, collection and enforcement to the Gambling Commission, and pass responsibility for application of Levy funds to a body to be designated by the Secretary of State for these purposes. The reforms will result in the closure of the Horserace Betting Levy Board, a DCMS arm’s length body, and the Levy appeal tribunals.

The Government propose to make this Order in accordance with section 1 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (LRRA). The Government considers that there are a number of financial costs or administrative inconveniences which will be reduced or removed by the draft Order - as set out in the Explanatory Document.

The draft Legislative Reform Order will be considered by the Parliamentary Regulatory Reform Committee and the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee. The Order is subject to the approval of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Feedback received

Responses to the consultation on the use of a Legislative Reform Order to reform the administration of the Horserace Betting Levy

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Detail of feedback received

Some respondents have requested redactions and we have also redacted some details to comply with data protection requirements.

Original consultation

Summary

This consultation seeks views on the Government’s proposals to use a Legislative Reform Order to reform the administration of the Horserace Betting Levy.

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Consultation description

The Government is consulting on proposals to reform the administration of the Horserace Betting Levy using a Legislative Reform Order, which will result in the closure of the Horserace Betting Levy Board and the transfer of the Board’s functions to other bodies.

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Consultation on the use of a Legislative Reform Order to reform the administration of the Horserace Betting Levy

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De minimis assessment - consultation on use of a legislative reform order to reform the administration of the Horserace Betting Levy

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Published 21 December 2017
Last updated 10 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. The Government has carefully considered feedback received at consultation and has decided to take forward the proposals with some small refinements to reflect feedback received. The Legislative Reform (Horserace Betting Levy) Order 2018 was laid before Parliament on 9 October 2018. The proposals are designed to streamline the administration of the Horserace Betting Levy and to reduce administrative inconveniences and financial costs on those affected by the Levy. The draft Order will transfer responsibility for Levy assessment, collection and enforcement to the Gambling Commission, and pass responsibility for application of Levy funds to a body to be designated by the Secretary of State for these purposes. The reforms will result in the closure of the Horserace Betting Levy Board, a DCMS arm’s length body, and the Levy appeal tribunals. The Government propose to make this Order in accordance with section 1 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (LRRA). The Government considers that there are a number of financial costs or administrative inconveniences which will be reduced or removed by the draft Order - as set out in the Explanatory Document. The draft Legislative Reform Order will be considered by the Parliamentary Regulatory Reform Committee and the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee. The Order is subject to the approval of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
  2. First published.