Inevitably, since it's January, we find ourselves half looking back to the year just gone, half looking forward to what's in store for 2014.
It's been a busy year, with lots of business successes – and one huge achievement for me, personally. In climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in October 2013, I managed to raise over £8,000 for The Responsible Gambling Trust and Rays of Sunshine – a charity supporting children with serious illnesses.
Chris Haley, Managing Director of Dransfields, reflects on current trends and opportunities.
Non-commercial private members clubs should take advantage of the the tax-free status of Category B3A machines - but note that only one machine of this category is allowed in a club.
Chris Haley, Managing Director of Dransfields, explains about the results of the government’s consultation in relation to gaming machine taxation.
The government has reaffirmed its intention to replace Amusement Machine Licence Duty and Vat on machine takings with a new tax, Machine Games Duty (MGD).
It will apply to any machine where the player inserts a stake into a machine in the hope of winning a cash prize higher than the stake (excepting the B3A machine).