Accessibility Statement for

This website is run by Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) and the following accessibility statement applies to the website and its various sub-domains (for example This statement does not apply to any non website.

HBLB wants as many people as possible to be able to use our public web services and to this end where possible we will endeavour to ensure that our web pages are:

  • Simple to use and as easy as possible to understand
  • Usable across a wide range of screen sizes and client applications
  • Compliant with web accessibility best practice wherever possible
  • Effective at differing font sizes 

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Accessibility Status

Some parts of this website are currently not fully accessible:

  • some elements have low colour contrast between foreground and background
  • older PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software
  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
  • headings and labels are sometimes not encoded correctly

Contacting Us

Please contact us if:

  • you need information we publish in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille
  • need to report an accessibility issue with one of our websites
  • you will have an accessibility requirement when visiting us in person
  • wish to complain about any aspect of accessibility on our website

Our contact information can be found here.

We will consider your request and get back to you within 10 days.


The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility
HBLB is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Web accessibility will be subject to continuous review and wherever possible we will improve web accessibility as and when new or updated web services are implemented.

This website and its subdomains are not yet fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-compliances and exemptions are listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Various content with reduced contrast
  • Headings that are incorrectly encoded
  • Form labels that are missing

Disproportionate burden

In addition to the above elements the following public website is due for significant redevelopment and it is viewed as more effective to defer accessibility improvement until redevelopment is commenced:

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

​The following HBLB content types and web services are considered outside the scope of the accessibility regulations:

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was updated on 17 May 2022.

This statement will be reviewed and updated as and when HBLB's digital services are added to or improved.

Last Updated: 01 June 2023