Tag Archive | "Levy"

Who Goes? You Don’t Get to Decide.

Monday, November 1, 2010


It is no surprise at all that the Levy Board and the Bookmakers Committee finally admitted defeat and conceded that the 50th Levy Scheme will be referred to the Government for settlement. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has expressed his disappointment and made clear that action will be taken to prevent this happening again and says [...]

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Racing’s Leaders Need to Learn Levy Lessons

Friday, October 29, 2010


It’s funny what you learn and how. Many years ago, when tuition fees were undreamt of and sons of families of modest means like me qualified for maintenance grants, I went to university. I studied Drama and English for three very enjoyable years. In my third year I was lucky enough to be given Goldmsiths’ George [...]

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Dear Chairmen. It’s not us…it’s you

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


We were told it was the most comprehensive and compelling case Racing had ever made in terms of a Levy Submission. Nic Coward, the BHA Chief Executive has claimed that the sport has made a ‘comprehensive case that is built on rigorous analysis’. How comprehensive? How rigorous? Well, according to Deloitte who were commissioned to [...]

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Racing. United but Facing Backwards

Friday, September 17, 2010


Racing. United but Facing Backwards

‘The past is another country, they do things differently there.’ First things first. That Racing is bidding to show a united front and to coordinate its message and its lobbying is a good thing. It’s long overdue and all the more welcome for that. Few real racing fans would disagree with the basic premise that Racing [...]

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