Entries by Dave Williams

“Publish Player Pay” says OShea

The Daily Mail has reported that Conor O’Shea has called for Premier Rugby to open its books and follow the NFL by publishing players’ salaries amid anger at the decision to delay a salary cap investigation. The Aviva Premiership’s umbrella organisation was last week reported to have postponed an investigation into alleged breaches of the […]

Benefit in Kind on Agents Fees in the ROI

Benefit in Kind of Agents Fees in the Republic of Ireland Simon Keogh if of IRUPA has sent us this update on BiK. History In 2014 there was a change in how the payment of agents’ fees were taxed on players. As of March 1st 2014, players became liable to benefit in kind (BIK) tax […]

Updates from Review Board

The Agents Review Board made up of RFU, PRL, Championship, RPA and ARA representatives last sat on March 9th. Some key feedback from ARA representatives: 1. Home Nations scheme is progressing.The RFU regulations have been adopted in Ireland and Wales although at present Scotland are still not on board. Slightly differing approaches: if the applicant […]

Mel Stein Protests FIFA Changes

FIFA have dropped their requirement for agent registration in football from April 2015. It may be interesting for rugby agents to listen to Mel Stein (a well-established football agent) speak out against the move, putting the Home Nations scheme into perspective. The podcast was recorded and published by Sport Business: http://www.sportbusiness.com/sportbusiness-international/one-one-podcast-mel-stein