Our latest press release – Budget promise of clarity on Image Rights

The Chancellor of the Exchequer presented the 2017 Spring Budget yesterday, and whilst his actual speech was relatively benign, the backup policy documents contained some additional, more interesting comment. Amongst the brief comments provided was a statement identifying the government’s awareness of UK employers paying image rights payments under separate contractual arrangements to employment income.…

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‘How to structure image rights companies for international athletes working in the UK’

There appears to be an increasingly common misconception in the media that international athletes set up image rights companies as a ‘tax dodge’ or part of a ‘secret deal’ in an illegitimate attempt to reduce their UK tax liabilities. In the author’s experience, such comments bear little resemblance to the requirements for any image rights…

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