HomeInsightsDepartment for Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee launches inquiry into the future of the National Lottery


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The inquiry will consider whether changes are needed in the operation of the National Lottery as the process begins to award a new licence from 2023.

The Committee is seeking written evidence, which addresses the following questions:

  • what lessons should be learnt from the previous licence periods in designing, awarding and managing the fourth National Lottery licence?
  • is there need for greater flexibility to enable the licence to respond to changing consumer habits?
  • how should the next licence be structured to maximise returns for good causes?
  • what challenges will the next operator of the National Lottery face, and what can Government and the Gambling Commission do to mitigate against them?
  • what has been the impact of society lotteries, or other changes to the lottery market, on the main National Lottery draw?
  • how can lottery funding distributors be better supported to manage changing trends in receipts for good causes?

The Committee invites evidence from the public, organisations and others with relevant expertise, on the terms of reference. The deadline for submitting evidence is 5pm on Friday 30 August. For further information, click here.