SPOT THE BALL FIRM HUNTS MISSING MONEY

SPORTECH has lodged an appeal over its claim for over £40m in VAT repayment. The firm submitted a claim in April 2009 for the repayment of VAT overpaid in respect of the “Spot the Ball” game from 1979 to 1996.

Sportech claims the VAT was paid in error and should be repaid, possibly with interest. Last month HMRC rejected the initial claim.