Premises License Registers

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Dear Gambling Commission,

I am writing to request by FOI all historical Premises License Registers which you hold (2013 onwards).

On the website, only the previous month's information is available : http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/doc...

I would be very grateful if you could provide me the previous files since 2013. If it is a live system, i would greatly appreciate if you could provide me with at-least one snapshot for each year.

Thanks a lot !!!

Yours faithfully,

Chandra Singh

Freedom of Information, Gambling Commission

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request for information which we are processing as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We aim to deal with all requests promptly and in any event, no later than 20 working days in line with the statutory requirement. In this case 30/03/2020

If you have any queries about this email, please contact us.

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Freedom of Information Team
Gambling Commission
Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
Birmingham B2 4BP

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Freedom of Information, Gambling Commission

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request which has been processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

In your email you have requested all historical Premises License Registers held by Gambling Commission from 2013 onwards.

Please note, the FOIA gives individuals the right to request recorded information held by public authorities at the time their request is made.

The spreadsheets we are providing contain all information held by the Commission falling within the scope of your request.

Due to the number of files we are sending to you we are unable to attach them to this email we are therefore sending them in a 'file share' format. Please click on the following link:

https://gcfileshare.sharefile.eu/d-sa914...

This will direct you to a webpage where you will need to fill in your details. Then by pressing continue you will have access to the information you have requested

Please note that this information will only be available on the webpage for seven days. You will need to select all of the documents and download them to your own computer in order to continue having access to the files.

If you have any problems access this information please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Kind regards

Review of the decision

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your Freedom of Information request and wish us to conduct a review of our decision, you should write to FOI Team, Gambling Commission, 4th floor, Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B2 4BP or by reply to this email.

If you are not content with the outcome of our review, you may then apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have already exhausted the review procedure provided by the Gambling Commission. The ICO can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Freedom of Information Team
Gambling Commission
Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
Birmingham B2 4BP

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thanks for sending the link. Due to the disruptions over the last two months, I was unfortunately not able to download the files within 7 days of this message. I want to request you to please re-share the link to download files.

Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Chandra Singh

Freedom of Information, Gambling Commission

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your email

I will arrange for the Sharefile link to be set up again and sent to you as soon as possible.

Kind regards

Freedom of Information Team
Gambling Commission
Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
Birmingham B2 4BP

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Dear Sir/Madam

As requested, the Gambling Commission is sending you another link to the documents you requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please note, as stated in our original response, the FOIA gives individuals the right to request recorded information held by public authorities at the time their request is made.

The spreadsheets we are providing contain all information held by the Commission falling within the scope of your request.

This link will direct you to a webpage where you will need to fill in your details.

https://gcfileshare.sharefile.eu/d-s56a4...

Then by pressing continue you will have access to the information you have requested

Please note that this information will only be available on the webpage for five days. You will need to select all of the documents and download them to your own computer in order to continue having access to the files.

One of the files cannot be viewed through this link, we have attached this for you to view.

If you have any problems access this information please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Kind regards

Freedom of Information Team
Gambling Commission
Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
Birmingham B2 4BP

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thank you for providing the data. I downloaded the data and had a chance to review. Upon closer look, i want to ask a few questions to understand the data clearly:

1. The variable "License Status" has four values: Active, Application, Grant, Variation. Can you please define what each of these imply?
2. What does the "Status Date" variable mean? This variable "Status Date" is often empty. What does that mean?
3. If a gambling shop is closed from one month to the next, will it be removed from the next month's register?
4. How can I identify a new gambling shop in the data?

Many thanks for your help. I really appreciate it.

Yours sincerely,

Chandra Singh

Freedom of Information, Gambling Commission

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request for information which we are processing as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We aim to deal with all requests promptly and in any event, no later than 20 working days in line with the statutory requirement. In this case 07/07/2020

For information on how we process your personal information please see our freedom of information request specific privacy notice on the Gambling Commission website

If you have any queries about this email, please contact us.

Kind regards

Freedom of Information Team
Gambling Commission
Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
Birmingham B2 4BP

This email and any files transmitted with it are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please return it to the address it came from indicating that you are not the intended recipient and delete it from your system. Do not copy, distribute or take action based on this email. Freedom of Information requests can be submitted either by email ([email address]) or by writing to: FOI request Gambling Commission Victoria Square House Victoria Square Birmingham B2 4BP Please clearly state that your request is under the Freedom of Information Act.

Freedom of Information, Gambling Commission

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request which has been processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

Please find the Gambling Commission responses to your enquiries below:

1. The variable "License Status" has four values: Active, Application, Grant, Variation. Can you please define what each of these imply?

Active - Licence has been issued
Application - Application for a new licence is being processed
Grant - Licence has been granted but not yet issued
Variation - Application for a change to the licence is being processed

2. What does the "Status Date" variable mean? This variable "Status Date" is often empty. What does that mean?

The status date is when a change was last made to the premises, for example, it was varied or granted. This is only updated when there is a change so if there has never been a change from first status then there won't be a date.

3. If a gambling shop is closed from one month to the next, will it be removed from the next month's register?

When we are notified that a premises is closed, the premises will not show on the register from the next day.
If we are notified of the same premises opening again, then again, it will be the next day.
The register updates every day at 4am.

4. How can I identify a new gambling shop in the data?

We only hold information about when we are notified of premises changes or variations as premises licensing is done by local Licensing Authorities. For accurate premises information, you should contact the relevant Local Authority, as they maintain an accurate and up-to-date register for their local area.

Kind regards

Review of the decision

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your Freedom of Information request and wish us to conduct a review of our decision, you should write to FOI Team, Gambling Commission, 4th floor, Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B2 4BP or by reply to this email.

If you are not content with the outcome of our review, you may then apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have already exhausted the review procedure provided by the Gambling Commission. The ICO can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Freedom of Information Team
Gambling Commission
Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
Birmingham B2 4BP

This email and any files transmitted with it are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please return it to the address it came from indicating that you are not the intended recipient and delete it from your system. Do not copy, distribute or take action based on this email. Freedom of Information requests can be submitted either by email ([email address]) or by writing to: FOI request Gambling Commission Victoria Square House Victoria Square Birmingham B2 4BP Please clearly state that your request is under the Freedom of Information Act.