World Sports Law Report
Articles written by Richard Baldwin, Tax consultant at Deloitte
Budget 2006: implications for sport (157KB, PDF)
Measures outlined in Gordon Brown's tenth budget speech should benefit elite sporting organisations, such as the bodies involved in organising the London2010 Olympic Games. However they could have an adverse effect on grassroots organisations, explains Richard Baldwin, a tax consultant and individual member of the CCPR.
Published in World Sports Law Reports - March 2006
Supporting local sports clubs through the tax system (76KB, PDF)
Registering as a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) offers local sporting clubs a number of financial incentives. Richard Baldwin, a tax consultant and individual member of the CCPR, explains how local sporting clubs can claim money back from the Government to invest in grassroots development
Published in World Sports Law Reports - April 2006
Taxation issues facing sports stars performing in the UK (178KB, PDF)
The amount of tax that athletes will pay when competing in the UK depends on where the athlete is based, what they are competing in and their amateur / professional status. Richard Baldwin, a tax consultant and individual member of the CCPR, examines recent developments.
Published in World Sports Law Reports - May 2006
Tax relief for payments to agents (174 KB, PDF)
Television presenters, Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, recently managed to claim tax relief for money paid to agents after proving they were 'theatrical artists'. The case highlights anomalies with how the UK taxation system applies to sports people, argues Richard Baldwin, tax consultant and individual member of the CCPR. He says that although it is unlikely that a sports person's claim for relief as a 'theatrical artist' would be successful, lobbying from the sports industry could result in a change in the law.
Published in World Sports Law Reports - August 2006