Last updated: 19.10.2021
Eligible FIE Referees refereeing at events for BF for which an FIE qualification is a requirement are entitled to charge a fee based on the FIE day rate (per diem) up to £80 for each day that their refereeing services are required.
This is in addition to their subsistence expenses which must be in accordance with the BF Expenses Policy.
Eligible EFC C Grade Referees (or above) refereeing at EFC Circuit Events are entitled to charge a fee of up to £50 for each day that their refereeing services are required.
Referees who choose to charge fees must declare this income and are liable for all taxes. Rates include VAT.
BF will pay referees on submission of an invoice. Invoices must be submitted within 3 weeks of the event. The total amount (including VAT) must not exceed £80/£50 per day of refereeing. Payment terms are 30 days from the date a valid invoice is received by BF.
FIE/EFC Referees (whether charging for their services or not) may expense subsistence (food and drink) up to £35 per day according to the BF Expenses Policy (NB Where a meal is provided this maximum claim drops in accordance with HMRC guidelines). Receipts are required for all claims. More details here.
Referees are responsible for declaring this as appropriate to HMRC. Attention is drawn to allowances here.
To be eligible to invoice BF for fees, referees must
Please note that all referees appointed to referee for BF at international events are expected to have up to date Criminal Record Checks, Safeguarding & Protecting Children training and UK Anti Doping training.
The FIE tendering process explains how paid opportunities can be applied for -08.08.2018
FIE Referee Agreement – 09.09.2019
Self-Employment Declaration -09.09.2019
Full- Time Student Declaration – 09.09.2019
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