EBU appeals Sport England ruling on whether bridge is a sport

As part of the EBU's ongoing efforts with regard to the status of bridge and other mind sports, an appeal is being made against Sport England’s decision to use a definition of ‘sport’ which appears contrary to that recognised by the UK Parliament.

The Sport England list is used by 'funding bodies', and also by HMRC so impacts on the VAT status of bridge. The EBU is appealing Sport England’s accreditation process through Sports Resolutions (UK).

The EBU is separately challenging the HMRC ruling in the Upper Tier Tax Tribunal at an appeal due to be heard in July.

Please read the press release for full information.