Dormant Accounts Announcement

While the announcement of funding today for Scotland is to be welcomed, I believe the UK Government have missed an opportunity to find more money to support good causes.

I’m disappointed the UK Government is still not looking at including dormant betting accounts as a way of freeing up money to support individuals and families affected by gambling related harm.

Back in 2016, I raised this matter in a Westminster debate and said the UK Government can make a difference to those people’s lives which have been adversely affected by gambling through taking the money from dormant betting accounts and utilising it for good.

Unfortuantely, they continue to ignore this plea and renege on their duty of care.