Category: Sports in the UK

How is sports industry in the UK after Brexit? (Part 2)

The sport is very entertaining and quite attractive, currently lacking about 1,000 workers to participate in the service of the racetrack, the horseshoe area, while up to 10% of the labor in this sport comes from the EU.

F1 is another example due to its cross-border supply chain-dependent characteristics. 7/11 F1 racing team is located in England, headquarters of the F1 organizers are also in London.

The disadvantages

Cricket and rugby executives expressed concern about the ability to attract and retain top talent around the so-called “Kolpak Rules,” named after Maros Kolpak – a soccer player. throw Slovaks.

As a result, citizens of nations that are part of the European Union Association Agreement (free trade agreements between the EU and 78 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries), enjoy the same rights similar to EU citizens.

Many countries have taken advantage of this to get the service of South African athletes, who thrive on both cricket and rugby. These are also two sports that the British desire to create the influence of the Premier League in football, but the talent supply is not as rich as the athletes’ barrier of visa.

Another difficulty for British sports is the opportunity to organize big events which are their strengths. Thanks to its position as well as the level of organization, the UK is always a prime place to host the largest events of the sports world.

In 2020 alone, England will have semifinals, EURO 2020 finals, Netball World Cups, Snooker, London Grand Prix, Wimbledon and Golf Open Championship.

According to Professor Simon Chadwick, when leaving the EU, many of the UK’s advantages will no longer exist for such exchanges, forcing the government to have preferential policies if it does not want to lose the right to host. Of course, the UK has approved a potential trade agreement with the United States to divert money from the Atlantic across the country to replace the previous EU market.

Reverse training

According to the lawyers, in the post-Brexit time of clubs in the English Premier League, it is difficult to buy players under the age of 18 like other EU football platforms. Previously, English clubs still avoided Article 19 of FIFA’s regulations on the protection of minors, prohibiting the international transfer of players aged 16-18, except for EU countries.

How is sports industry in the UK after Brexit? (Part 1)

January 31, 2020 is the time to close the winter transfer market of UK football, coinciding with the official time of leaving the European Union of England (Brexit).

How Brexit affects British sports development is unknown, but the last winter transfer was the second highest in history. We will help readers better visualize the current state of sports in this country at the present time.

No serious impacts

The Brexit process takes a relatively long time and has a rapid impact on the socio-economic fields. The solutions to the Brexit problem for British sports in general are not much. Professor Simon Chadwick of the Department of Sports Business at the University of Salford, Manchester said “As far as I know, no specific guidelines have been issued for sports.”

The last time a sports guide was posted on the Ministry of Digital, Culture, Media and Sports website (DCMS) was in early October 2019. Sport England, which decided to allocate government money to sports associations and projects, declined to comment.

The Sports and Entertainment Alliance estimates that the sport industry contributes about £ 37 billion a year to the economy. Government information is lower. A 2018 document shows that 581,000 people are employed in this sector, of which 21,000 (3.6%) are EU citizens.

There is a peculiarity in British sports, that the state is still partially subsidizing many sports. This is part of the “soft power” strategy and investment in grassroots life. As such, Brexit has caused the government to continue to spend money on the top playing system to increase the image of an England described as a “superpower”.

Of course, money flowing into the top will reduce investment at the amateur and school sports level. The British Government has a policy of socializing sports in schools and communities.

The most influence is not in football but belong to professional subjects that have a lower popularity than football. Horse racing is a prime example of post-Brexit vulnerability.