Philosophy of the RNL

The Vision, Mission, Strategy and Values of the Regulator of the National Lottery derive from the National Lottery Act 2013 and public sector values and are set out here:


A safe, sustainable, properly run lottery maximising returns for good causes.


We aim to achieve our vision by:

  • Overseeing the operations of the National Lottery and enforcing compliance as required
  • Considering proposals from the Operator and approving them as appropriate
  • Managing and controlling the National Lottery Fund
  • Exercising the enforcement rights of trademarks of the National Lottery
  • Ensuring best practice in governance is adopted in the management and governance of the Office

Strategic Objectives

The Strategic Objectives listed below are not in any priority order and are strongly interdependent.

  • Strategic Goal 1:         The National Lottery is run with all due propriety
  • Strategic Goal 2:         The interests of participants are protected
  • Strategic Goal 3:         The long-term sustainability of the National Lottery is safeguarded
  • Strategic Goal 4:         Funds for good causes are maximised (subject to goals 2, 3 and 4)
  • Strategic Goal 5:         Governance of the ORNL achieves best practice and value for money


Our values in achieving this work are:

  • Guardianship:                            acting in the public interest with integrity
  • Independence:                           being objective and impartial
  • Transparency:                            in our decision making and communication
  • Accountability:                           holding ourselves and others to account
  • Professionalism:                       consistent high standards of conduct, competence and courtesy
  • Valuing our People:                  respecting and supporting our people
  • Future Focused:                         innovating and applying evolving knowledge, skills and experience


The RNL acknowledges the importance of its Vision, Mission, Strategy and Values in maintaining high standards and quality provision of service.