IoF responds to Society Lotteries consultation
7 September 2018
Commenting on the government’s consultation on Society Lottery Reform, Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and External Affairs, said;
“We are pleased that the Government recognises the importance of society lotteries and this is a welcome opportunity to get the regulatory framework working better so society lotteries can do more for charities and their beneficiaries.
We have sought our members views and believe that there are significant benefits to raising the existing limits up to and beyond what Government have proposed. We also heard about the additional value that lotteries deliver; spreading awareness of a charity in local areas, attracting new supporters, and encouraging other ways of giving. We hope that the outcome of the consultation brings about the changes needed on the regulation of society lotteries so that they can reach their potential and make a greater contribution to the sector.”
The Government launched a consultation on 29 June 2018 which proposed raising per draw limits and annual sales limits of large society lotteries. The consultation closes today, 7 September 2018.