The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is to petition Chancellor Alistair Darling, to ease the tax burden on small businesses following his announcements in the recent Pre-Budget Report. Changes to capital gains tax, which were designed to target private equity groups, will also hit owners of smaller businesses, it says.Darling also announced that corporation tax would be slashed – but only at the higher rate. Smaller businesses will continue to pay the 22% rate, which was raised from 19% in the previous budget.To sign the petition to the government, visit the FPB’s website at [http://www.fpb.org/fpbpetitions/12].l See PBR analysis pg 14.
Lawrenceburg, In. — Four Franklin County residents have been arrested following a Lawrenceburg casino methamphetamine investigation.Security officers at the Hollywood Casino requested help from the Lawrenceburg Police Department after observing drug activity on Friday, March 2. During the investigation, police discovered the occupants of the fifth-floor room in question had checked out, but left baggies and used syringes behind.Police soon discovered the room was in the name of Brian Petit, 37, of Cedar Grove, and he was wanted for a drug warrant from Hamilton County, Ohio for aggravated trafficking in drugs.Police instructed hotel workers to notify police if Petit returned.About 10 days later police received a report that Petit had returned to the casino. After confirming the Ohio drug warrant was still active police went to the fourth floor room and took him into custody.While in the room police observed several other people attempting to hide items while police processed Pettit.Police arrested Pettit, Marica L. England, 45, of Rising Sun, Kelly Mills, 36, of Harrison, Ohio, Ricky Robertson, 55, Charlene M. Robertson, 56, and James Hicks, Jr., 50, all of Brookville for felony drug related charges.Reports indicate the Robertsons are married and Charlene and James Hicks are siblings.
Share Winning Post: A tale of three reports for UK betting July 6, 2020 Related Articles Gambling.com maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts August 19, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Winning Post: Political flip-floppery leads to uncertainty for casinos August 3, 2020 Share The UK Gambling Commission has launched a new public consultation which will consider the current regulatory requirements in place for society lotteries to ensure that issues related to the fair and open licensing objective, regarding transparency to consumers, are addressed.The consultation, which was launched on 19 December and will run until 12 March 2020, will make proposals to strengthen the licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP).It is hoped that this will ensure lotteries ‘continue to be run in a fair and open manner, including that consumers have all the information they require to make informed decisions before deciding to gamble.’Section 99 of the Gambling Act 2005 requires the UKGC to assign a number of conditions to lottery operating licences issued to non-commercial societies or local authorities.The commission explained: “These conditions include the monetary or percentage limits on proceeds (ticket sales) and prizes in lotteries run by such societies or by local authorities. Section 99(11) of the Act permits the Secretary of State to vary by Order a monetary amount or percentage set out in section 99.“Section 99(10) of the Act permits the Commission to set similar, or alternatively more onerous, conditions on a lottery operating licence.“This means that the Order (if implemented) will make changes to the limits in legislation. However, until those changes are reflected in the licence conditions attached to society lottery operating licences, operators will not be able to benefit from them. To make changes to the LCCP, the Commission is required to consult those affected.”In its statement, the UKGC also highlighted a number of concerns regarding ‘the lack of transparency in relation to odds of winning a prize, how much of the money raised through ticket sales goes to good causes and which good causes are supported.’