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Sport Premier League and EFL call on Government to cut VAT

02:31  02 october  2020
02:31  02 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The Premier League and EFL are lobbying the Government for a VAT cut to help their clubs cope with the absence of fans during the pandemic.

There is a general acceptance in football that the Government will not provide any direct financial assistance beyond the emergency grants that have been given to the National League this week to ensure their season can begin as planned on Saturday.

But clubs at all levels feel that the Treasury could help by passing on tax cuts that have been given to other industries.

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Hotels, restaurants and other businesses in the hospitality sector have been paying a reduced VAT rate of five per cent since July, but this cut — which will remain in place until January — has not been passed on to sports clubs, despite the fact their biggest revenue stream has been shut down by the ban on crowds. As a result clubs are being forced to pay 20 per cent VAT on the small sales they are making, such as memberships and match-passes for online streaming in the EFL.

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The need for an emergency VAT cut was raised by several clubs at the EFL’s divisional meetings this week and Premier League clubs are also pushing the issue.

The Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport, who are leading for the Government in the talks over a wider bailout for sport, are understood to be sympathetic and are liaising with the Treasury on the matter.

The Premier League held talks with the EFL on Thursday over the terms of the financial rescue package that has been demanded by Government. No agreement was reached.

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