The case for abolition of the SP has not been made out, the Starting Price Regulatory Commission (SPRC) has concluded . However, the Commission is recommending a number of modifications designed to improve the SP’s operation.
Lord Donoughue, the chair of the Commission said:
“The SPRC has now completed its review of the Starting Price. We have concluded that it should be retained. While so many punters prefer it to alternative ways of placing their bets, to abolish it would be a backward step to remove a choice that they value. However we have recommended a number of tweaks to the system to render it even more evidently fit for purpose in the modern betting era.”