Richard Baldwin has set out the strong case for another look at the way we tax sport in the UK in an article for the World Sports Law Report. This … Continue reading Sport – Taxing Questions
Congratulations to Sileby RFC for a warm welcome to their new ground and opening matches on Saturday. It has been a remarkable journey for Sileby and those involved in getting … Continue reading New Club is Born–same old score for Birstall
From September 1st I decided I would start blogging again. I hoped to restrict my blogging to the new world I now inhabit – sport and faith around the political … Continue reading Blair – What more can be said?
I have been asked to attend and take part in the CCPR review of regulatory burden on sport. Funnily enough this was one of the things I put into the … Continue reading Regulatory Burden on Sport
According to Channel 4 News hundreds of playground developments across England are up for the chop as part of the growing list of cuts. It looks like the Department for … Continue reading Playgrounds at risk under coalition cuts
It comes as no surprise that the following story has appeared again today. It looks like it is a story that will run and run. As other countries create tax … Continue reading Tax & Sport
So Jeremy Hunt the SoS for DCMS has gone further than feared today and announced that Sport England and UKSport will now ‘merge’ in plans set out in Parliament today. … Continue reading UKSport & Sport England to be Merged
The CCPR has been asked by Sports Minister Hugh Robertson to review its voluntary code on broadcasting – which sees up to 5% of revenue from TV Rights going into … Continue reading More Cash from TV for Grassroots Sport?
Andy Reed was awarded the CCPRs Arthur Bell Trophy today for outstanding contribution to Community Sport at their AGM held at St James’s Palace. The trophy was presented by Prince … Continue reading Andy Reed Awarded Arthur Bell Trophy at St James’s Palace
No matter how hard I try I cannot get excited about Formula 1. Don’t get me wrong I don’t mind others getting excited but there is no element of this … Continue reading F1 Turn Off
Today has been about 2012, sport and volunteering for me. I chaired the Leicestershire County Sports Partnership Board this morning; chaired the Leicestershire 2012 Committee this afternoon and presented the 3M/Loughborough … Continue reading Volunteering
Robert Smyth school in Leicestershire hosted 2012 mascot Mandeville today. The school won the chance in a national competition. But it isn’t impossible for any school to be part of … Continue reading 2012 Comes to Leicestershire