The General Secretary of the UMP, Xavier Bertrand, began Friday to order in the positions of the majority and the Government on the right to collective image (DIC). This provision currently allows the title of the right to the image, to exempt clubs of social charges on 30 of the remuneration of the athletes. Supported by the Minister of health and sport, Roselyne Bachelot, and by the Minister of the Budget, Eric Woerth, the amendment of the Yves Bur MP terminating this niche tax plan of 2010 has social security funding was adopted Thursday.
If the Senate, which will review the draft finance law of social security from November 9, valid this amendment, or deletion will enter into force on 31 December 2009. "I regret this initiative, because you need to know what you want." "Told for years that we can't have football clubs (...) at the level of Europe's best, and we know why," said Xavier Bertrand on RTL, demanding a review of the matter by the Senate and adding: "at the time where we will present the candidacy of the France for Euro 2016, did not send of contre-message".The pattern of the UMP thus resumed developed argument just before the vote - a little later in the eyes of some - by Rama Yade, Secretary of State for Sports, which reminded that DIC "had clubs and not to players" and constituted "one of the few devices that allows French sport to resist fierce competition from other European countries"", who receive them, levels of taxation lower than ours".
players 1.444 concerned
The new MP for the Yvelines, David Douillet, a, also, defended the DIC. Not surprisingly, the National Association of professional sports leagues, confirmed that "suppression of DIC, if it was confirmed by the Senate, call certainly implicated the competitiveness and the influence of French sport as a whole". Roselyne Bachelot is good and in "The Journal of Sunday" that the removal of the DIC was perfectly clear arbitration, from the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister.
For 2009, DIC is 1.444 players, including 657 in football, 625 in rugby, 142 in the basket and 20 in handball. This represents a shortfall of about EUR 30 million for social agencies. But this one, since the implementation of the device in 2005, offset fully to them by the Secretariat of State for Sports.
Amateur sport, as recalled by Denis Masseglia, President of the national Olympic Committee and French athlete (CNOSF) "finance the device through the sampling carried out on the sports budget". Denis Masseglia, however, does not want the immediate deletion of DIC, preferring to stick to its extinction at June 30, 2012. And for cause, explains Pierre - Yves Revol, President of the national rugby league: "clubs have made contractual commitments with players that take into account the existence of the DIC.". Players being multi-year contracts, it will be impossible to return to these commitments as soon as December 31 and clubs will face unbudgeted expenditure. This will put them in a position difficult.