RGD rise brought forward to April 2019 as government bows to FOBT pressure

Early rise in tax rate could cost the online gambling industry more than £100m

The rise in remote gaming duty to 21% will be implemented in April next year rather than October as originally announced in the Budget, the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced. The change is being brought forward along with the cut to FOBT stakes, following a major backlash on the timeline…

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