Budget day was a busy one for PLMR, with The Bingo Association as one of their flagship accounts. George Osborne announced in his fifth Budget as Chancellor that the Government has halved Bingo Duty to 10%, celebrated as a “huge boost” by the industry.
The Boost Bingo campaign, run by The Bingo Association, gathered more than 330,000 petition signatures from bingo players across Britain. The campaign reached a climax when the petition was delivered to the Chancellor’s residence at Number 11 Downing Street, on the 26 February 2014.
Host Rob Comba (PLMR) was with the industry as the news broke and talks to Miles Baron, CEO of The Bingo Association about what the halving of bingo duty means to clubs and communities across the country.
PLMR then sat down with Joe Twyman, Director of Political and Social Research at YouGov and PLMR’s Steven Gauge, to put the Budget into context, ahead of next year’s General Election.
The Bingo industry, which generates more than £200 million in tax revenue for the Government each year and employs 12,500 people, were delighted when George Osborne praised MPs in Harlow and Waveney for their campaigning and announced: “They want the rate cut to 15%, I can go further – bingo duty will be halved to 10%”.