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Jeremy Wright

Jeremy Wright
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Jeremy Wright: Cutting FOBT stakes to £2 is the right thing to do

April 1, 2019 — Gambling

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Today the maximum stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals will be cut from £100 to £2 in bookmakers across the country. This is a significant measure that will help stop extreme losses by vulnerable people and is an important step forward in tackling serious gambling related harm. As has widely been reported, these machines have…

We must make the online world a safer place

February 21, 2019 — Digital

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

For many of us social media is a feature of our lives that we cannot imagine being without.For many more of us doing things online is becoming more common and we are likely to do even more online in the future.It is worth remembering that the main reason online companies like Facebook and Google are…