About the HBLB

The HBLB is a statutory body established by the Betting Levy Act 1961 and now operating in accordance with the provisions of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963 (as amended).

Unlike some other non-departmental public bodies, the HBLB receives no central Government grant-in-aid and no National Lottery funding. Instead, it is required by the Act to collect a statutory levy from the horseracing business of bookmakers and the Tote successor company which it then distributes for the improvement of horseracing and breeds of horses and for the advancement of veterinary science and education.

2013/14 Data
£’000
Horsemen
51,047
Raceday services
16,405
Racecourses
3,112
Administration
2,151
Breed Societies
102
Veterinary
1,093
Channel 4 Racing
0
Training
1,078
Other
617
Charitable payments
1
Bookmakers’ Committee
219
TOTAL
75,825

Further information on the activities of the HBLB is available in the
2013/14 Annual Report