Premier League Club Loses ‘Tax Raid’ Case

English Premier League (EPL) side Newcastle United have a lost a tax raid case with officials that are investigating the finances of several football clubs in England.

The Northeast club’s St James’ Park and West Ham United’s London Stadium were raided by HM Revenue and Customs earlier this year (April) as part of a £5m National Insurance fraud investigation.

This prompted Newcastle United to challenge the raid at the High Court.

During the raid at Newcastle, the club’s managing director Lee Charnley was among several men arrested and later released without being charged.

In their ruling, Lord Justice Beatson and Mrs Justice Whipple pointed out that the tax raids were carried out according to the letters of the law.