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Investigation: National Lottery funding for good causes

The National Audit Office has today published the results of its investigation into the fall in National Lottery income for good causes in 2016-17. It reviews the trends in total National Lottery sales and income for good cause, focusing on the six distributors with the largest share of National Lottery income and the way they have managed the balances within the National Lottery Distribution fund.

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PN: 69/17