Bishop of St Albans asks Government about tax receipts from fixed odds betting terminals

StAlbans171115On 2nd February 2016 the Bishop of St Albans, Rt Revd Alan Smith, received a written answer to a question on fixed odds betting terminals.

The Lord Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much tax  revenue they have collected directly from fixed-odds betting terminals in each of the years from 2010–11 to 2014–15 inclusive. 

Lord O’Neill of Gatley: Total Machine Games Duty (MGD) receipts for the years ending 31 March 2015 and 2014 were £562 million and £502 million. Total Amusement Machine Licence Duty receipts for the years ending 31 March 2013, 2012 and 2011 were £151 million £219 million and £219 million. Receipts from fixed odds betting terminals are not separately identified in the figures published in HMRC’s Tax & Duty bulletin.