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Football Pool Betting (Revenue)

Volume 79: debated on Thursday 16 May 1985

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give details of the revenue received by his Department from (a) the duty on football pool betting and (b) value added tax from professional soccer in each of the past five years.

The revenue received from football pool betting in each of the past five financial years was as follows:

£ million
On the basis of information provided by the Football League, it is estimated that the yield from value added tax on admissions to football matches is of the order of £6 million a year.