Finance

Who Pay’s The Footballer’s Agent

On hearing the results and finding from a recent FA disciplinary hearing in respect of some (alleged) breaches of the agents regulations, this has prompted the writing of the following article to try and clarify that in a football related transaction, who is paying the football agent? We must stress that this article is not…

A Christmas Present from HMRC for Professional Footballers ?

The players however will in a lot of cases be receiving a nasty surprise when HMRC come to review their affairs. This may spoil this Christmas’ celebration if not come to bite them in 2012. Taking into account the level of fees paid to some agents to protect the player’s gross salary or fees paid by clubs, the player may well be the victim of the financial fallout and subsequently the bill. Rightly or not, most if not all clubs are well protected to make sure their own house is in order in terms of finance, accounting and taxation, after all they are a business.

A Weekend of Goals, Goals, Goals – Rewards for Football Agents ?

After a weekend where spectators, fans and the media alike were given a Barclays Premier League treat (unless your team were the losing side), the league went goal crazy with football records on an amazing weekend of top-flight football in England. Over the weekend, a feast of goals and eye-opening results were seen in the…

Transfer Deadline Day – Who Gets Paid From a Football Transfer ?

At 11pm this evening the mid-season 2011 January transfer window shuts, but no doubt in the hours leading up to 11pm the rumours, conjecture and eventually the number of transfer deals, will be at an optimum as clubs try to get medicals and personal terms agreed with both players and their representatives, to sign that…

Are Football Salaries ‘Obscene’ ? Is it Time for a Salary Cap ?

This week saw the 50th anniversary of the scrapping of the salary cap in English Football. Many are understandably not aware of the anniversary, some don’t even know that a salary cap had existed for footballers in England’s ‘beautiful game’. Would You Like to Earn £100,000 Per Week ? It is no longer shocking to…