The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, came in for criticism on the day after his Budget on the 3 March 2021. The press billed it as the biggest tax grab for many years. But gambling escaped!
The UK High Street has been hit hard by the COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 and betting shops have not been spared the pain. Combined with the FOBT stake limit introduced in 2018, the impact on the number of shops has been sizeable.