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    1. April 24, 2011

      Sports stars threaten UK tax boycott

      Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the leading tennis stars, are “well aware” of the tax burden they face when they appear in...

    2. November 1, 2010

      UK government to set horseracing levy

      Insolence of Office wins at Wolverhampton after the racing industry and bookmakers failed to agree a funding deal The...

    1. November 1, 2010

      Hunt steps in to settle racing levy row

      The funding of British horseracing is in a state of flux after the industry and bookmakers failed to agree a last-minute...

    2. Westminster Blog

      September 26, 2010

      And the career enhancement award goes to....

      As Jim just pointed out, there were not many turncoats among MPs. Most voted the way they said they would. But some MPs...

    3. September 15, 2010

      Odds shorten on Tote privatisation

      This winter could see the long-awaited privatisation of Tote after the government announced it would launch an open auction...

    4. May 20, 2010

      Balls and Burnham join Labour race

      Andy Burnham will become the fifth Labour MP vying for the leadership of the party when he declares his candidacy...

    5. April 10, 2010

      Punters raise the stakes on election races

      Labour will use one of the biggest betting weekends of the year to woo the turf vote by announcing that it would force...

    6. April 9, 2010

      Punters raise stakes on poll races

      Labour will use one of the biggest betting weekends of the year to woo the turf vote by announcing that it would force...

    7. March 26, 2010

      Football tax break kicks up a storm

      The Treasury faces a wave of demands from international sports stars that they be exempt from tax when they compete in the...

    8. March 25, 2010

      Football tax break kicks up a storm

      The Treasury faces a wave of demands from international sports stars that they be exempt from tax when they compete in the...

    9. February 17, 2010

      Ticket resale sites escape curb threat

      Online ticket exchanges will continue to be able to resell tickets for "crown jewel" sporting events after the government...

    10. February 16, 2010

      Ticket resale sites escape curb threat

      Online ticket exchanges will continue to be able to resell tickets for “crown jewel” sporting events after the government...

    11. February 2, 2010

      Tougher betting crime penalties urged

      The punishment for sports match-fixing is too weak and the definition of cheating needs to be tightened, according to a...

    12. February 1, 2010

      Tougher betting crime penalties urged

      The punishment for sports match-fixing is too weak and the definition of cheating needs to be tightened, according to a...

    13. January 8, 2010

      Strict new rules for online bookmakers

      Online gambling operators based abroad will have to win a government licence in order to take bets from punters and...

    14. January 7, 2010

      Strict new rules for online bookmakers

      Online gambling operators based abroad will have to win a government licence in order to take bets from punters and...

    15. November 13, 2009

      Head of World Cup bid keeps job as new board set up

      Lord Triesman, chairman of England's troubled bid to host the 2018 World Cup, yesterday held on to his job following an...

    16. November 12, 2009

      Head of World Cup bid keeps job

      Lord Triesman, chairman of England’s troubled bid to host the 2018 World Cup, on Thursday held on to his job following an...

    17. October 20, 2009

      Notts County’s owners approved

      Notts County’s mystery owners have finally cleared the Football League’s fit and proper persons test, three months after...

    18. September 25, 2009

      FA pressed to speed up modernisation

      The Football Association was squarely in the sights of the government yesterday when Gerry Sutcliffe, the sports minister,...

    19. September 25, 2009

      FA pressed to speed up modernisation

      The Football Association was squarely in the sights of the government on Thursday when Gerry Sutcliffe, the sports minister,...

    20. July 4, 2009

      Sporting glory plays its part in recovery

      After Andy Murray, it is the turn of England's cricketers to try to provide the British public with a reason to feel good...

    21. July 3, 2009

      Can sport triumphs kick off recovery?

      After Andy Murray, it is the turn of England’s cricketers to try to provide the British public with a reason to feel good...

    22. June 25, 2009

      Experts to examine corrupt betting practices

      The scale of betting corruption, the phenomenon which this week hit Wimbledon, will be examined in a six-month study by...

    23. June 25, 2009

      Sports minister to examine corrupt betting practices

      The scale of betting corruption, the phenomenon which this week hit Wimbledon, will be examined in a six-month study by...

    24. June 12, 2009

      Uefa warning over Ronaldo £80m signing

      Real Madrid's world record £80m ($132m) deal for Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United's Portuguese winger, will destabilise...

    25. June 12, 2009

      Uefa worried by Ronaldo's £80m signing for Real

      Real Madrid's world record £80m deal for Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United's Portuguese winger, will destabilise...

    26. June 10, 2009

      UK gambling sector averts levy threat

      The gambling industry has staved off the government’s threat of a statutory levy to fund research, education and treatment...

    27. February 20, 2009

      Ticket tout proposals branded unworkable

      Operators of online ticket exchanges have branded as unworkable government proposals to prevent tickets for certain "crown...

    28. January 10, 2009

      Racing row set to persist after levy report

      The horseracing industry is entitled to a slice of the £800m ($1.2bn) gross profits bookmakers make from gaming machines in...

    29. January 10, 2009

      Racing row set to persist after levy report

      The horseracing industry is entitled to a slice of the £800m gross profits bookmakers make from gaming machines in their...

    30. December 12, 2008

      Rounds of talks on pubs plight

      The plight of Britain's pubs has alarmed so many Labour MPs that no fewer than four ministers have agreed to separate talks...

    31. November 29, 2008

      MP achieves Premiership goal

      Gerry Sutcliffe, sports minister, yesterday claimed to have faced down an attempt to shift power away from football's...

    32. November 26, 2008

      UK move to kick out football proposals

      Ministers lined up alongside the Premier League on Tuesday to oppose French plans aimed at weakening the financial power of...

    33. November 26, 2008

      Move to kick out football proposals

      Ministers yesterday lined up alongside the Premier League to oppose French plans aimed at weakening the financial power of...

    34. November 3, 2008

      Horseracing has levy agreement

      The horseracing industry is to add more than 100 races to the calendar as a concession to bookmakers following an 11th-hour...

    35. October 23, 2008

      All bets are off for now in Tote sale

      The horseracing industry welcomed the government’s long-expected announcement on Wednesday that it was abandoning the open...

    36. October 23, 2008

      All bets are off for now in Tote sale

      The horseracing industry welcomed the government's long-expected announcement yesterday that it was abandoning the open...

    37. October 21, 2008

      Ministers set to bring in gambling levy

      Gambling companies will be told on Tuesday that ministers are preparing to impose a statutory levy from April to raise funds...

    38. October 21, 2008

      Ministers set to bring in gambling levy

      Gambling companies will be told today that ministers are preparing to impose a statutory levy from April to raise funds to...

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