Anna has been retained as standing adviser to the Board and its membership for around a decade and we believe that this appointment will, amongst other things, facilitate the free-flow of on-the-spot advice on regulatory matters at Board meetings.
Anna is pleased to accept this appointment and is keen to support the Council in any way she can.
This is a pivotal time for the society lotteries sector. We are seeing the amendments to financial limits on proceeds, profits and “good causes” percentage being considered by Government, dealing with the latest Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice changes focusing on society lotteries, digesting the latest Audit Report on the National Lottery and anticipating the next National Lottery bid competition.
At the same time, the sector is going from strength to strength, with over £255m being raised for good causes last year, based on Gambling Commission figures – a rise of over £43m on the previous year. The contribution to the “good cause” out of ticket sales also rose from an already impressive 43% to 43.6%. During the same period, the Lotteries Council also saw its biggest ever increase in membership – up by 12% year-on-year, with a particular increase among Local Authorities who run lotteries – their membership swelled from 5 to 22.
The Lotteries Council is an influential and powerful body when it comes to lobbying for changes in the society lotteries sector, to maximise the amounts raised for good causes whilst, at the same time, promoting social responsibility.