Gambling reform, racing and the levy absent from the Conservative’s general election manifesto

Gambling reform, racing and the levy absent from the Conservative’s general election manifesto

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  • Peter Scargill, Racing Post
June 11, 2024 4:15 PM
  • Peter Scargill, Racing Post

Punters and racing were offered no additional clarity on the future of gambling reform under a Conservative government with that subject, the sport and the levy absent from the party’s general election manifesto.

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On Tuesday, prime minister Rishi Sunak, whose Richmond constituency contains Catterick racecourse, unveiled the Conservative’s manifesto at Silverstone racetrack, with commitments to lower taxes, reduce immigration and boost defence spending as well as initiatives for home buyers.

However, there was no mention in either the 80-page manifesto or the accompanying costing document on the party’s plans for gambling. The Conservatives did not respond to a Racing Post request for comment or additional information.