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Rugby Finance, Accounts and Funding.

This section focuses on the finances that drive rugby business. The governing bodies and top tier clubs in league and union in UK and Ireland generate collectively over £600 million in turnover each year.

We report and archive financial performance in rugby in more detail than any other media channel. We analyse and compare current rugby finance and related news against past reports, interview leading figures from rugby bodies and experts in tax, finance and accounting in sport.

Our aim is to present a clear financial and statistical breakdown of the rugby business – the revenue and the costs - where possible in monetary value. When clear financial information is not available, we’ll find indicators (season ticket sales, average attendance, sponsorship deals, TV rights, pints of beer sold) to give our readers understandable trends and contexts.

Sports economy does not tend to follow other business models. The governing bodies distribute financial surpluses back into developing the game; benefactor club chairmen invest their own money knowing that profiting from their investment is an unlikely scenario. People working within rugby or supplying the industry – and not least interested fans who have invested more than the price of a ticket into clubs – are well-served by our coverage of the numbers away from the glare of the floodlights.

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We believe strongly that covering best practise and case studies at the elite end of the sport of rugby can benefit junior clubs, schools and colleges at the grassroots. Clubs taking a realistic business-like approach over the long-term will thrive. Managing the finances is the life-blood of an organisation of any size and we hope that our content in this section makes a contribution at every level of the game.

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Olympic Inclusion To Bring Hundreds Of Millions Into Rugby

20 November 2014 by Tim Groves

The Rugby World Cup may be the cash cow that funds the investment into rugby but the times they are a changing, gradually, and inclusion in the Olympics should accelerate that and open up a world of f...

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RWC Set To Deliver £1bn For UK Economy

19 November 2014 by Mark Tilley

An economic impact study has revealed that the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England is set to deliver nearly £1 billion of additive value into the UK economy. The study, undertaken by EY on behalf of En...

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Wasps Acquire 100% Shareholding Of Ricoh Arena

19 November 2014 by Mark Tilley

Wasps have announced that they have now completed the acquisition of 100 per cent of the shareholding of Arena Coventry Limited, the company that owns the Ricoh Arena. The club has acquired a 50 per c...

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Featherstone Receive Winding Up Petition

19 November 2014 by Mark Tilley

Featherstone Rovers have confirmed that they have received a winding up petition from HMRC after not making the necessary payments. The club received the winding up petition on 28 October 2014 and an...

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PwC To Audit Premiership Rugby Salary Cap

19 November 2014 by Mark Tilley

Premiership Rugby has confirmed the strengthening of its salary cap team with the appointment of auditors from professional services firm PwC. PwC's global sports practice already audits the salary c...

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Broncos Ready To Embrace New Life In Championship

13 November 2014 by Tim Groves

It has been a turbulent year for London Broncos on and off the field but as the club prepares for its first season outside the top flight for 20 years relegation might just provide the fresh start it ...

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