UK Government to cut Fixed Odds Betting Terminals maximum stake from £100 to £2

The maximum stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) are to be reduced from £100 to £2 to reduce the risk of gambling-related harm, Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch announced . The move comes off the back of a consultation with the public and the industry to ensure that we have the right balance between a sector that can grow and contribute to the economy and one that is socially responsible and doing all it should to protect consumers and communities. The government wants to reduce the…

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Cats Protection Launch #KidsandKitties Campaign

A campaign has been launched today to encourage parents to keep their pets during pregnancy and beyond following new findings that show around half have concerns about cats and children yet few seek advice on the topic. Run by the charity Cats Protection, #KidsandKitties urges people not to give up their pets as survey results reveal that 1 in 12 parents did so because they were expecting a baby or had young children, with two thirds regretting this decision. Supported by Emmerdale star and mum-of-two Samantha Giles, the campaign offers…

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