Labour proposes new tax on bookmakers

Labour proposes new tax on bookmakers

Labour says it would consider forcing bookmakers to pay a levy to help treat problem gamblers.
Deputy leader Tom Watson will say the cash would be used for NHS treatment and to end the "destructive cycle of addiction".
Speaking at the party conference in Brighton, he will announce a review of the extent of the problem.
Meanwhile, Labour will also call on the government to spend an extra £500m on a winter bailout fund for the NHS.
The Association of British Bookmakers has said it would not oppose an "appropriate, compulsory levy" to fund problem gambling treatment.
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26 September 2017 in Politics, Views: 71
Source: BBC

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