Regulatory returns are a basic condition of holding a gambling licence and we still expect them to be submitted accurately and in a timely manner. More than ever, the data we collect on the size, shape and trends of the gambling market is critical to our work in making gambling fair and safe.

Since April, we have allowed an additional four weeks (28 days) for operators to submit their regulatory returns.

While operators continue to adjust their working arrangements due to Covid-19, we have updated this guidance.

We will continue to offer an extension for the submission of annual returns, from 42 days to 70 days (if required). The extended submission times will be allowed for all annual returns due before 31 August 2020.

For example, if your year end is 31 August, you need to submit by 9 November 2020.

Quarterly returns due after 30 June must now be submitted as normal (within 28 days of an operator’s quarter end).

For example, if your quarter end is in line with UK financial quarters (1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020) you need to submit by 28 July 2020.

Note that our regulatory returns reminder service is automated. Reminder emails will state the original submission due dates.