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David Cameron asked to review his club’s tax affairs

David Cameron asked to review his club’s tax affairs 10

🕔10:16, 27.Jun 2013

The founder of the Association of Golf Course Owners (AGCO) has called on the prime minister, David Cameron, to review the tax affairs of a golf club he is a

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CASC changes are ‘unworkable’ for clubs

CASC changes are ‘unworkable’ for clubs 7

🕔10:53, 17.Jun 2013

A VAT expert has said that the government’s proposed amendments to CASC, which provides tax relief for golf clubs, are unworkable and the ‘politics of envy’. The government is proposing that if members of golf clubs pay more than £1,040

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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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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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England Golf denies affiliation fee ‘deal’

England Golf denies affiliation fee ‘deal’ 2

🕔10:00, 17.May 2012

England Golf and a multi-venue golf operator have both denied they have struck a deal in which the members of the latter’s golf clubs pay reduced affiliation fees. The question was asked after four of the company’s venues were contacted and three

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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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England Golf defends eBay criticism

England Golf defends eBay criticism 3

🕔11:11, 3.May 2012

England Golf has defended itself after coming under fire for selling items on online auction and shopping website eBay, saying the move has been a one-off due to the closure of an office following a merger earlier this year. The

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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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Club’s caravan plan is kicked out

Club’s caravan plan is kicked out 1

🕔08:19, 15.Apr 2012

Abbotsley Golf Club in Cambridgeshire’s innovative plan to build a revenue-generating caravan and campsite has been refused planning permission. The golf club, owned by former British Women’s Open champion and tax campaigner Vivien Saunders, applied to convert 2.8 hectares of

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Angry reaction to VAT ruling

Angry reaction to VAT ruling 1

🕔01:46, 27.Mar 2012

Proprietary golf clubs have criticised a ruling by HMRC that means private members’ golf clubs do not have to charge VAT on green fees if the buyer is an associate member of the club. The decision, revealed last week in

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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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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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