Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) chief executive Michael Dugher has called on Britain’s new secretary of state for Culture, Media and Sport Lucy Frazer to reject any proposals for additional taxes on the gambling industry.
Frazer was appointed to the role earlier this week as part of prime minister Rishi Sunak’s cabinet reshuffle. Her department, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has responsibility for gambling, but with digital now stripped out.
Former culture secretary Michelle Donelan will head up a new Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT).
Speaking after the appointment, Dugher welcomed Frazer to the role and called on her to ensure the publication of the much-anticipated gambling white paper “as soon as possible” to end uncertainty in the industry.