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GB athletes threaten BOA over Rule 40

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On the 15th of November 2019 a group of Team GB athletes (including Mo Farah, Adam Gemili and Laura Muir) launched a legal challenge against the British Olympic Association (BOA).

How else could you spend your TV Licence fee

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With more and more of the UK public seemingly willing to pay for content, this has been cited as support for the suggestion to scrap the TV Licence fee and move the BBC to a subscription model.

IR35 changes in the entertainment sports and media sector

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Due to the nature of the sector, the entertainment, sport and media sector is one where traditionally there have been several off-payroll working arrangements.

Museum and galleries exhibition tax relief

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There have only been 95 claims submitted for museum and galleries exhibition tax relief (MGETR) to HMRC, and HMRC has paid out around £10m on these claims

Why are fewer films being made in the UK?

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With Avengers: Endgame topping the box office charts recently and setting the record for the highest-grossing film of all time (as well as many others), one question comes to mind: what’s happening with the British independent film market?

What should be the purpose of elite sport funding?

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UK Sport is the UK’s high-performance sport agency which is funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the UK National Lottery. UK Sport state their vision is to ‘inspire the nation to Olympic and Paralympic success’ that they achieve by primarily focusing on driving medal success through its world-renowned programmes, direct funding of athletes and hosting major events in the UK.

What percentage of film producers are women

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With the requirement to publish information on gender pay gaps in business, I have sourced some information from Stephen Fellows looking at another aspect in the drive towards gender equality – what percentage of film producers are women.

Investment in Hollywood agencies and their conflict of interest

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Hollywood agencies have transformed themselves from partner-controlled businesses to conglomerates owned by private equity funds, shifting the core mission on serving clients above all else, creating a conflict of interest.

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