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SPFL To Review Scottish Premiership Side Rangers' Use Of Employee Benefit Trusts

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 17

Scottish Premiership side Rangers' "use of a controversial tax scheme will be reviewed" by the Scottish Professional Football League, Hibernian Chair Rod Petrie said, according to Chris McLaughlin of the BBC. It follows a Supreme Court ruling in favor of U.K. tax authority HMRC "over the club's use ...

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