Gambling Commission

Gambling Commission

The Gambling Commission (GC) was set up under the Gambling Act 2005 to regulate arcades, betting, bingo, casinos, gaming machine providers, gambling software providers, lottery operators and external lottery managers and remote gambling (online and by phone) that uses British-based equipment. On 1 October 2013 we also took over the responsibilities of the National Lottery […]

What does the Information Commissioner do?

What does the Information Commissioner do?

What does the Information Commissioner do? The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent public authority set up to uphold information rights. It does this by promoting good practice, ruling on complaints, providing information to individuals and organisations and taking appropriate action when the law is broken. The Information Commissioner’s Office enforces and oversees […]

Competition and Markets Authority

Competition and Markets Authority

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) promotes competition for the benefit of consumers, both within and outside the UK. Its mission is to make markets work well in the interests of consumers, businesses and the economy.  Top stories [wp_rss_multi_importer category=”34″ maxperpage=”10″] Competition and Markets Authority’s Responsibilities The Competition and Markets Authority is responsible for: […]

Prudential Regulation Authority

Prudential Regulation Authority

The UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) became responsible for the prudential regulation and supervision of banks, building societies, credit unions, insurers and major investment firms on April 1st 2013. Top stories [wp_rss_multi_importer category=”33″ maxperpage=”10″] Prudential Regulation Authority Responsibilities In total the PRA regulates around 1,700 financial firms. The Prudential Regulation Authority is part of the Bank […]

Financial Conduct Authority

Financial Conduct Authority

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulates the financial services industry in the UK. Its aim is to protect consumers, ensure the industry remains stable and promote healthy competition between financial services providers. Responsibilities of the Financial Conduct Authority The FCA has rule-making, investigative and enforcement powers that are used to protect and regulate the financial […]

HM Revenue & Customs

HM Revenue & Customs

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is the UK Government department responsible for ensuring that the correct tax is paid at the right time, whether this relates to payment of taxes received by the department or entitlement to benefits paid. Top stories [wp_rss_multi_importer category=”24″ maxperpage=”10″] Responsibilities of HM Revenue & Customs HMRC was formed by the […]

Intellectual Property Office (IPO)

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official government body responsible for granting Intellectual Property (IP) rights in the United Kingdom. These rights include: Patents Designs Trade marks Copyright The Intellectual Property Office is an Executive Agency of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) . The Intellectual Property Office promotes innovation by providing a clear, accessible and […]

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. We allocate global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide. ITU is committed to connecting all the world’s people – […]

Competition Commission (CC)

The Competition Commission (CC) is an independent public body which helps to ensure healthy competition between companies in the UK for the ultimate benefit of consumers and the economy. It conducts in-depth investigations into mergers and markets and also has certain functions with regard to the major regulated industries. The CC does not initiate inquiries […]