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Lewis: UKGCOA roadshows were important

Lewis: UKGCOA roadshows were important 0

🕔15:45, 15.Oct 2012

The chief executive of Britain’s largest golf club operator, Crown Golf, has said the recent UK Golf Course Owners’ Association (UKGCOA) roadshows, held in conjunction with England Golf, were invaluable

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Profile: North Weald Golf Club’s owner Andrew Lloyd Skinner

Profile: North Weald Golf Club’s owner Andrew Lloyd Skinner 0

🕔13:46, 15.Oct 2012

Andrew Lloyd Skinner has been able to indulge his passion for golf by purchasing North Weald Golf Club in Essex and is now committed to helping both golfers and fellow club owners get the most out of the game. “After

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Golf clubs lose VAT hearing

Golf clubs lose VAT hearing 1

🕔05:11, 4.Oct 2012

A challenge against the way golf clubs pay VAT on their memberships, which could have led to huge payouts to venues, has been unsuccessful. Earlier this year Chipping Sodbury Golf Club argued against Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) at

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Bridport case delayed for another year

Bridport case delayed for another year 0

🕔10:55, 9.Aug 2012

A landmark tax case that could allow private members’ golf clubs to recover thousands of pounds-worth of VAT paid on green fees has been sent to the European Court of Justice (ECJ). A tribunal has ruled that the legal definition

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AGCO ramps up its tax campaign

AGCO ramps up its tax campaign 14 Updated

🕔04:09, 19.Jul 2012

The Association of Golf Course Owners (AGCO) is dramatically stepping up its campaign to put pressure on politicians to reform tax legislation in golf. Earlier this month the organisation met with top Treasury officials who, it has now emerged, were

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AGCO meets with top treasury official

AGCO meets with top treasury official 8

🕔10:09, 12.Jul 2012

Three campaigners for a reformed tax regime in British golf have met with a senior treasury official to discuss the way forward. Vivien Saunders, chair of the Association of Golf Course Owners (AGCO), Andrew Sutcliffe, vice chairman of AGCO and

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Club’s anger at operator’s charity status

Club’s anger at operator’s charity status 11

🕔10:10, 7.Jun 2012

The management of a London golf club has launched a scathing attack on the charity status of Britain’s largest operator of pay-and-play golf courses, stating that this is bad for the taxpayer and for other golf clubs. Trent Park Public

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Ron Noades funded VAT hearing

Ron Noades funded VAT hearing 1

🕔10:12, 2.Jun 2012

One of several financers of the barrister who has argued in court against VAT charged on playing golf is the former Crystal Palace chairman, Ron Noades. Noades owns the Altonwood Golf Group, which runs five golf clubs in England, including

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‘Raise VAT’ call leads to angry backlash

‘Raise VAT’ call leads to angry backlash 34

🕔08:39, 25.May 2012

Proprietary golf clubs have been angrily derided as ‘soulless’ in reaction to a call by the chief executive of Burhill Golf and Leisure for VAT to be increased on membership subscriptions at private members’ clubs and reduced at profit-making ones.

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Tax barrister will represent golf clubs

Tax barrister will represent golf clubs 4

🕔10:55, 11.May 2012

One of the UK’s leading tax barristers has been employed to represent golf clubs in a tribunal hearing that could have major ramifications for golf in the UK. On May 28, Chipping Sodbury Golf Club will argue against Her Majesty’s

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Clubs hope for six figure windfalls

Clubs hope for six figure windfalls 5

🕔11:39, 2.May 2012

The chair of the Association of Golf Course Owners (AGCO) believes that the average private members’ golf club could receive over £100,000 back in overpaid VAT if Chipping Sodbury Golf Club wins its legal case against Her Majesty’s Revenue and

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Cost of golf to be challenged in court

Cost of golf to be challenged in court 8

🕔12:52, 27.Apr 2012

A golf venue is taking the UK government to court over the definition of membership of a golf club. If it wins, the tax that golf clubs pay and funds they could reclaim will change, and the price of playing

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Landmark VAT green fee ruling for clubs

Landmark VAT green fee ruling for clubs 17

🕔03:46, 22.Mar 2012

A British private members’ golf club has been paid £5,000 after it won a landmark VAT ruling that could result in non-profit making clubs restructuring their membership offerings. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has accepted that the golf club – which

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Private golf clubs attacked over tax affairs

Private golf clubs attacked over tax affairs 9

🕔10:23, 1.Mar 2012

A proprietary golf club has joined forces with a former women’s Open champion and launched an attack on a number of UK private members’ golf clubs over their tax arrangements. As private members’ clubs do not distribute profits to incorporators,

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Should your members pay subscriptions monthly by direct debit?

Should your members pay subscriptions monthly by direct debit? 1

🕔14:05, 8.Jan 2012

In the recent case of Esporta, the First Tier Tax Tribunal (FTT) looked at the VAT treatment of certain membership fees. Esporta is a chain of health and fitness clubs. Whilst some of its members paid in advance for either

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VAT repayments on gaming machine income

VAT repayments on gaming machine income 0

🕔16:42, 4.Jan 2012

There seems to be much confusion on the issue of how some golf clubs have been successful in receiving repayments from HMRC on overpaid tax on gaming machine income, whilst others have not received anything (or heard about progress for

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Can private members’ golf clubs claim back VAT on non-members’ green fees?

Can private members’ golf clubs claim back VAT on non-members’ green fees? 0

🕔16:21, 30.Dec 2011

In the 2011 case of Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club, the First Tier Tax Tribunal held that green fees paid by non-members at non-proprietary golf clubs should be exempt from VAT. Previously, such fees had been subject to VAT.

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Don’t be hit by the new VAT penalty regime at HMRC

Don’t be hit by the new VAT penalty regime at HMRC 0

🕔12:00, 26.Dec 2011

An interesting VAT case – one of the first dealing with the new penalty regime that came into force in 2009 – has now been decided. At the time the new regime was introduced, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) said

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Finance deals offered to concerned clubs

Finance deals offered to concerned clubs 0

🕔14:51, 28.Sep 2011

Two of the biggest suppliers of golf course machinery have responded to economic concerns by launching finance deals for golf clubs. Toro turf maintenance machinery distributor Lely UK has announced a trio of new finance deals that enable customers to

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Petition to cut VAT rate for playing golf

Petition to cut VAT rate for playing golf 2

🕔14:37, 12.Sep 2011

A GCMA member and former British Women’s Open champion has launched an e-petition to reduce the rate of VAT for playing and watching sport from 20 to five per cent. Vivien Saunders OBE, who has campaigned against VAT being applied

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