HC Deb 23 May 1985 vol 79 c546W
22. Mr. Tony Banks

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received about the levying of value added tax on professional soccer.

Mr. Hayhoe

Only a few letters. Since the Bradford tragedy, there have been suggestions that VAT is a hindrance to ground improvements; but professional football clubs are registered for the tax, and subject to the normal rules can recover any VAT incurred on such works.