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VAT on gaming machine takings – a further twist!

Monday, 21 March 2016
Regular readers of this blog will be only too familiar with the long-running matter of the pre-2005 “Linneweber claims”. With more twists and turns than your average soap opera storyline, the latest instalment in this particular saga is now playing out for those taxpayers (including some of Dransfields’ club customers) who had their appeal stood behind Rank plc.

Dransfields at EAG International

Monday, 15 February 2016
We know we’re into a new year when the gaming and amusement machines exhibition season rolls around once again. The first exhibition we visited this year was the EAG International Show, held at the Excel London Exhibition Centre. Billed as the amusement and leisure show, it’s always quite an event.

Calling all quizzers!

Friday, 15 January 2016
It’s time to start swotting up on your general knowledge as entries are now open for the annual Dransfields CIU National Quiz.

Club Awards celebrate the best of the best

Wednesday, 6 January 2016
In November 2015, officials from over 600 clubs gathered in Manchester for an annual awards event to recognise and celebrate successes across the club industry. Run by Club Mirror magazine and now in their 24th year, the Club Mirror Awards provide an opportunity to showcase the achievements of clubs from around the UK and demonstrate their commitment to their communities.

Supreme Court ruling ends long-running VAT case

Wednesday, 22 July 2015
This month saw the end of the road for the long-running saga that has been Rank Group plc versus HMRC. Since 2006, the case has been working its way through the judicial system, finally reaching the Supreme Court and resulting in a judgement on 8th July 2015, in favour of HMRC.

A grand day out at Park Avenue

Tuesday, 23 June 2015
The beginning of this month saw us attending the annual Park Avenue Open Day event in London – which has been taking place for almost 30 years now.

And the Dransfields CIU National Quiz winner is...

Wednesday, 20 May 2015
In our last blog we covered the events of this year’s CIU’s Beers & Trades exhibition and Annual Meeting, held in Blackpool in April. This national event provides superb opportunities for members to meet suppliers, colleagues and the CIU Executive team. It provides a valuable platform for discussion, debate and the direction of the club movement as a whole. 

Blackpool means business

Friday, 15 May 2015
We always look forward to the annual CIU Conference weekend, and this year was one of the best yet.

Gaming machine theft – how to avoid being a victim

Wednesday, 25 February 2015
In recent times, we’ve been made aware of a worrying spike in the number of thefts from gaming machines and we’re encouraging clubs and pubs to be vigilant. Organised gangs of crooks are specifically targeting gaming machines with a view to stealing cash.

2015 set to be the year of the Power Play

Monday, 2 February 2015
It’s been just over eight months on since the launch of our exciting new digital B4 gaming machine, Power Play which pays out a maximum jackpot of £400 on stakes of up to £2. We’re delighted to say that it’s been an instant hit with our club customers – encouragingly, those who have installed Power Play are reporting significant increases in income.

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