merse btpir wrote: ↑
01 Dec 2017, 23:37
Here are the actual FA stipulations for FA Trophy expenses deductible from the gate......
23. MATCH EXPENSES
(a) Travelling Expenses
(i) In all Rounds, match expenses shall include travelling expenses, actually incurred,
which must not exceed £3.00 per coach mile. If private cars are used, then the
expenses which can be claimed will be for a maximum of five cars at £0.40 per mile.
For ties involving travel to/from the Isle of Wight, boat fares at the cheapest rate are
allowed to be claimed.
(ii) The travelling expenses for the Visiting Club are to be calculated on a direct route
from the Club’s Headquarters, the total mileage must be agreed between both Clubs
prior to the first match and confirmed on the Match Arrangement Form.
(iii) When travelling by rail, the cost of 25 standard class fares at the cheapest available
rate may be claimed.
(b) Hotel Expenses
(i) Where agreement concerning hotel accommodation has been reached, Clubs must
confirm the agreement on the Match Arrangement Form.
(ii) Where mutual agreement concerning hotel accommodation cannot be reached, and
the Visiting Club considers it necessary or desirable to claim hotel expenses, written
application must be made to The Association with a copy to the Home Club at least
seven days in advance of the first match. The National Game Board shall have the
power at its absolute discretion whether or not to grant permission.
(iii) The grounds for making such an application are that it would be necessary or desirable
for the Visiting Club to leave its Headquarters before 8.00am on the day of the match,
alternatively, not be possible to arrive back at its Headquarters within five hours traveling
time of the conclusion of the match. Expenses, which may be claimed, if actually
incurred, shall not exceed £50 per person for up to 25 persons. In the Final, expenses
which may be claimed, if actually incurred, shall not exceed £100 per person for 25
The grounds for making an application are that if the travelling time exceeds five
hours which includes a stop of not more than 45 minutes then expenses can be
allowed with travelling time based on Auto Route details, as determined by the FA
(iv) A Club that has been granted hotel expenses by The Association must stay within a
30 mile radius of the ground where the match will be played.
(v) In a replayed match, any such permission must be sought by telephone within 24
hours of the original match.