Bid to halt growth of betting shops

Posted on October 27, 2014 by admin
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THE growth of betting shops and payday lenders faces new curbs by Christmas, with the campaign against their proliferation taking a major step forward.

Glasgow City Council, which has been at the vanguard of advocating new planning laws forcing bookies to seek consent for new outlets, has backed ministerial proposals to hand councils new powers to deal with the issue.

The local authority is campaigning against clusters of betting shops and pay day lenders, and their impact on poverty has already sparked Government moves to change the law.

Read the full article the Herald Scotland online.