Tory leadership hopeful calls for compulsory problem gambling levy

Former culture secretary Matt Hancock pledges to introduce a one per cent tax on bookmaker profits

Former Culture Secretary Matt Hancock has promised to impose a 1% compulsory levy on bookmakers to fund problem gambling treatment if he becomes Prime Minister. Hancock, one of ten leadership contenders for the Conservative Party, told The Sun newspaper that the betting industry had “not taken this issue seriously enough” and had failed to take…

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