The new tax breaks are likely to benefit the top end of the sport, as well as the wealthy, as they allow players to avoid a 40% tax rate on income up to £1m.
The sport will also benefit from the new tax rules, with many clubs likely to see their top earners receive a boost, and those earning £50m or more will pay the lowest rate.
However, as the tax changes take effect, some of the biggest earners could find themselves in a tricky position, with the UK’s highest earners paying a maximum rate of just 14.9% tax, compared with the top rate of 33.5%.
The new tax laws are set to kick in for next year, meaning that the best part of a wealthy sportsman’s income could come to an end in 2021.
Inflation and tax: How much will it cost?
The tax rates introduced in 2017 will be introduced gradually, with changes to how they are calculated starting in 2021, the Treasury said.
There will be a reduction in the number of tax brackets from seven to four, with all taxpayers expected to be hit with a 20% tax increase from 2019.
But the rate of tax for those making less than £50,000 will be raised to 21.5% from 20%.
In 2018, those making between £50-70,000 paid £2,000 a year more in tax, but the total tax increase was less than a tenth of a penny.
More than half of all taxpayers earning less than this will see their tax bill increase.
Other income earners will pay a reduced rate of 13% in 2021 and a reduced tax rate of 21% from 2019, with those earning between £150,000 and £500,000 paying an increase of more than a third to 23.9%.
However the lowest income earners, the top earners, are likely not to see a big boost, with some earning between $5 million and $8 million having their tax rate reduced from 24% to 19%.
There will also be new rules about the amount of depreciation deductions that can be claimed by sportsmen.
From 2021, taxpayers can claim up to 1.5 times the amount that a typical housewife spends on house maintenance as a deduction, as long as the amount is not more than £15,000.
This will apply to depreciation for the purchase of an existing home.
This is the first time that the amount can be reduced under the new rules.
As well as a new deduction for maintenance, the government has also introduced a new depreciation tax credit to help those who have an existing business that is worth less than the amount they paid in tax.
A further new tax break is a new £5,000 annual allowance for the taxpayer to claim tax credits in respect of certain property.
How much does it cost to live in the UK?
The average price of a home in the United Kingdom is currently £4,719.99 per square metre.
If the average price were to rise by an additional 2.2% in 2019, that would cost the average household £13,200, according to the Office for National Statistics.
These figures are based on figures published in February by the Office of National Statistics, and are likely higher in some cases, as some of these items are excluded from the total price of the home.