Tax gambling firms to fund addiction treatment, says NHS director

Intervention comes amid review of laws governing betting sector and plans for new gambling clinics as addiction cases spike

Gambling firms have profited during the pandemic but are leaving the NHS to “pick up the pieces” of addiction and should be hit with a compulsory levy to fund treatment, the head of mental health in England has said.

Claire Murdoch – national mental health director for NHS England – denounced the voluntary system that lets the industry dictate how much it contributes to helping addicts.

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