BGC hails UK government U-turn on business rates relief for betting shops

Chancellor confirms casinos and bookies now included on list of eligible businesses after trade body’s lobbying efforts

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has welcomed the UK government’s decision to include betting shops and casinos as businesses qualifying for business rates relief during the Covid-19 pandemic. BGC CEO Michael Dugher paid tribute to the “unprecedented response” made by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, adding the move would protect more than 64,000 UK jobs in…

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