Richard & Judy statement

Richard & Judy statement

Celebrity couple say 'we were always covered by existing law'

Richard & Judy have issued a statement on their tax case, which they won
this morning.

The couple’s representatives said: ‘The dispute concerned Richard and Judy’s
ability to recover agency fees paid by them when they were presenting This
Morning. Given their status as Schedule E employees of Granada at this time, the
rules concerning recovery of agency fees were not the same as for self-employed
persons, but Richard and Judy claimed that they were entitled to a specific
relief available to entertainers (s.201A Taxes Act 1988).

‘Richard and Judy instructed Patrick Way of Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers (André
Agassi’s barrister) and the Commissioners accepted his submissions. All taxes
relating to the period had been paid in full at the time.’

Richard and Judy said: ‘We are happy with the outcome. We were not asking for
a change in the regulations. We always believed we were covered by existing
law.’

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