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Gaming Machines: Excise Duties

Question for Treasury

UIN 26860, tabled on 9 March 2020

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much Machine Games Duty was paid by (a) individuals and (b) organisations based in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

Answered on

17 March 2020

During the last five financial years HMRC received the following payments for Machine Games Duty (MGD) from UK taxpayers:

2014/15 = £562.3 million

2015/16 = £663.3 million

2016/17 = £707.0 million

2017/18 = £712.2 million

2018/19 = £720.0 million

HMRC publish information on total MGD receipts within the ‘UK Betting and Gaming Statistics’ publication: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-betting-and-gaming-statistics. No disaggregation of MGD receipts paid by individuals and organisations in Northern Ireland is available as this information is not recorded on trader returns or cash receipts.

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