Guide Guide to small society lotteries

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4. How much does it cost

The application fee for initial registration is £40. Once registered the society needs to pay an annual fee of £20, this fee needs to be paid within two months before each anniversary of the date of registration.

Failure to pay the renewal fee is likely to result in the society’s registration being cancelled meaning that any lottery activity will be illegal unless and until a new application under the Gambling Act 2005 has been granted. It is the society’s responsibility to ensure the annual fee is paid on time. Once a registration has been cancelled it cannot be reactivated a fresh application would have to be made and a new application fee of £40 paid.