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    Taxation

    Rank makes a significant contribution to the British economy through tax and employment, as well as benefiting the economies of Spain, Belgium, Gibraltar and Alderney through businesses based in or operating in those territories.

    In the year 2018/19 Rank paid £191.1m (2017/18: £187.8m) to tax authorities and local governments in irrecoverable VAT, gambling taxes, corporate tax, employer’s national insurance and local business rates. Rank has provided employment to approximately 8,400 (2017/18: 10,000) people across the Group. The broader impact of Rank’s operations, including taxes paid by supplier companies, is harder to quantify but no less significant. 

     

    UK tax regime

      Gaming duty/ Gross profits tax
    Mecca  
    Category B3 gaming machines 20%
    Category C gaming machines 20%
    Category D gaming machines 5%
    Main stage bingo 10%
    Interval bingo 10%
    meccabingo.com1 21%
    Grosvenor casinos  
    Casino games and poker
    (tax on gaming win in a six-month period)
    15% – £0 to £2,423.5k
      20% – £2,423.5k to £4,094k
      30% – £4,094k to £7,019.5k
      40% – £7,019.5k to £13,195k
      50% – over £13,195k
    Category B1 gaming machines 20%
    grosvenorcasinos.com1 21%

    1 Rank’s online business is based offshore (Alderney, Channel Islands) and has been subject to UK remote gaming duty with effective from 1 December 2014

     

    Spanish tax regime

      Bingo duty1 Remote Gaming Duty2 Licence (annual average)
    Bingo tax set by region 5% to 25%
    Category B2/3 gaming machines €3,650
    Multi-post electronics €10,600
    enracha.es and YoBingo.es 20%

    1 Calculated as a percentage of stake
    2 20% with effect from 1 July 2018

     

    Belgian tax regime

      Gaming duty
    Table games 33% – €0 to €865k
      44% – over €865k
    Electronic roulette / amusement machines 20% – €0 to €1,200k
      25% – €1,200k to €2,450k
      30% – €2,450k to €3,700k
      35% – €3,700k to €6,150k
      40% – €6,150k to €8,650k
      45% – €8,650k to €12,350k
      50% – over €12,350k
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