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UK opposition weighs betting levy to fund grassroots sport

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party is considering imposing a new levy on online betting and Premier League TV income to support measures to encourage more people to take part in sport, it said on Thursday.

Boosting the number of Britons who play sport regularly was one of the aims of the 2012 London Olympics, but the results have been patchy two years on.

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      "Editor in charge of company news desk for Reuters in London. Previously Sports Business Correspondent and that remains an interest. Former roles include UK Chief Correspondent, and I have also worked in Italy, Ireland and the Netherlands for Reuters."
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