Many years ago, longer than I wish to remember, I beleive that players in brass bands were only allowed to receive payment, for playing with a band, that was no more than 1/12 of their weekly income (this may not be the exact fraction, but it was pretty low). This included travelling expences and retainers. Does this still apply, I have attempted to find the relevent rule but without success. If it is no longer a rule then should it be reintroduced? it seems to have worked in Rugby League, Not the 1/12 but the Salary Cap. Would it improve the standard of our bands??????