View from the Margin

Politics from a 'Marginal' Perspective

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 subject area is always difficult for law makers – because most of the high-profile cases are about very well paid athletes in a variety of …

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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 class. So I imagined the first blog being about something sporty or faith based. Instead my day was dominated by everybody asking my views about …

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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 Labour manifesto too – so once again there should be good cross-party support for anything that comes out of this review. The details are below, …

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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 As other countries create tax free havens for sports stars our tax laws start to look out of date. Or do they? Should we be always chasing the tax free …

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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 Edward to Andy Reed. Andy received the annual award for his contribution to Community Sport during his time as MP for Loughborough. “I didn’t think …

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