‘Cricket’ by Gary Brothers, Partner, The Independent Tax & Forensic Services LLP

Gary Brothers relates the tale of a small village cricket club who fought a valiant rearguard action against a controversial play by HMRC – and won.

We were delighted to, recently, secure a victory for a tiny North Yorkshire village cricket club in its David and Goliath-style battle with HMRC, that could have left it financially crippled and facing closure.

The Upper Tier Tribunal case concerned is Westow Cricket Club -vs- HMRC [UT/2020/0036] and is a case that few readers of the decision would be able to know the, frankly, unbelievable way this Community Club of volunteers had been treated in the hands of HMRC.

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