bulls if anything employ too few backroom staff. all the community staff are actually employed by bulls foundation which is a seperate business entity to the main club so arent a factor. Reason we have a big payroll each month is because there are a lot of casual staff employed on matchdays due to the sheer size of the stadium. In terms of actual salaried staff that a administrator could make redundant to save money theres not much in way of savings to be made. If we do end up going into admin I fully expect us to lose players.
agreed mat. In 2006 when Caisely resigned as chairman, having taken on in 2002 what he described as the significant increase in overheads of Odsal, those "stadium" employees numbered 51.5 (2002 - 23 (tho may be pro rata full time equivalents so double that may be more realistic)), and the admin marketing and shop employees numbered 11, 9 and 3 respectively. In 2010 the equivalent figures were 85 for the stadium, and 4, 4 and 7 respectivley. So we have a third of the admin and a half of the marketing employees when Caisley left, but being generous nearly twice the number of stadium staff. to look after a black hole called Odsal. so save overheads by moving from Odsal, or lose our young players so we can pay casual stadium staff, which is the better long term option? If it was me I would f@ck over BMC and the RFL by going into admin with a prepack to reassemble with investors money and a bright young team, higher ticket prices and corresponding lower numbers at a stadium that was not a relic predating the industrial revolution. Or use the threat of that to negotiate the desired end result without admin.
I think following my earlier post that the ball is in Gurus Beard's court, to explain how Hood was going to avoid VAT Notice 701/45, why the figures dont stack up, etc etc. Only membership of clubs founded for charitable purposes get exemption from VAT, if its a commercial business no chance. Even charitable clubs have to pay VAT on any commercial element of their outputs. Of course, it could be that you are not challenging GB because he is in fact your alter-ego, Jekyl to your Hyde, whimsy and fiction to your facts and figures, but you both have in common a certain use of language, and a inclination to say you know the full facts but cant tell anybody any detail to confirm your knowledge.
Just joking Adey.
Gurus Beard, put up please. Explain how the club thought it could get around VAT Notice 701/45. What was the name of the VAT consultant that sold the scheme to Hood?