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05 May 2020

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The annual sales limit for charity lotteries will increase from £10 million to £50 million, from 29 July 2020.

The rise, in line with new UK Government legislation, was recently confirmed by the Gambling Commission. The move comes after previous consultations, in depth research and debate, and will help reduce bureaucracy and unlock millions more in vital funding for charities and good causes.

Malcolm Fleming, head of public affairs at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: "A fivefold increase to £50 million is a significant win for the sector and most importantly, the many good causes that will benefit from this change.
"We called for the UK Government to ‘let us do more’ for good causes. Now, we really can do more.
"Charity lotteries make a very important contribution to lives and communities throughout Britain. The funds they raised exceeded £333 million last year – £138 million of which was raised thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
"Securing charity lottery reform has only been possible thanks to the charity leaders who shared our aim, the backing of many parliamentarians and the support of many other stakeholders."

Good causes are at the heart of People’s Postcode Lottery. We are committed to ensuring they get the maximum amount of funds possible. That is why we will seek a further increase to the annual turnover limit – to £100 million. This is something the UK Government committed to considering in July 2019 and said they were sympathetic to

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised more than £500 million for 7,500 charities and good causes, since 2005. Funding has benefitted projects in every postcode area in Britain.