Government confirms support for football regulator within 12 hours of Tracey Crouch . report

Government confirms support for a football regulator that would force Premier League teams to share more wealth, take action against reckless owners, give fans a say in how clubs are run and could even levy a 10 percent levy on top flight transfers

  • Culture secretary Nadine Dorries has confirmed her support for a new supervisor
  • Review of football led by Tracey Crouch recommended the move in its report
  • Dorries tweeted that she ‘basically endorses the… primary recommendation’
  • The Secretary of State’s enthusiastic support came just 12 hours after the assessment


The government has wasted no time confirming its intention to create a new football regulatory body after the culture minister tweeted her support just 12 hours after a report recommending the measure.

Nadine Dorries took to social media this morning to endorse the key recommendation in a review of the English game led by former Sports Minister and Conservative MP, Tracey Crouch.

Recommendation number one was the creation of an independent football regulator to curb the actions of reckless owners, save clubs from going bankrupt and create a fairer financial distribution.

Mrs. Dorries is clearly in favour.

Fan support for football reform has increased after the European Super League fiasco

“We have seen clubs with age-old traditions, such as Bury and Macclesfield Town, disappear completely, while the European Super League threatened the very foundation of the game,” said the culture secretary.

‘The review also shows that incentives in the game all too often lead to reckless financial decision-making. While the government will take the time to fully respond to the recommendations of the review, today in principle we endorse the primary recommendation of the review.

“This review makes it clear that we are at a turning point for football in this country. Football clubs are the heart of their local communities, and this government will make sure they are well run and fans are protected.”

Tracey Crouch's fan-led review will be supported by the government

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries wasted no time endorsing the most important recommendation for a football regulator

Tracey Crouch’s fan-led review (left) will be supported by the government. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries wasted no time endorsing the most important recommendation for a football regulator

The precise scope of the new regulator will be determined by government, but it could revolutionize English football if some of the review’s more radical recommendations are implemented.

The Crouch report’s recommendations suggest it needs tighter financial controls and stronger governance in clubs, tougher tests for owners and directors, as well as larger funds shared by the wealthy Premier League with the EFL and the rest of football.

Crouch has said the Premier League will have 18 months to agree a new financial split with the Premier League and abolish parachute payments, or a new regulator will use its powers to impose a solution .

Clubs that receive parachute payments are twice as likely to be promoted to the top flight

Clubs that receive parachute payments are twice as likely to be promoted to the top flight

The precise scope of the new regulator will be determined by government, however, but it could revolutionize English football if some of the review’s more radical recommendations are implemented.

These include a new 10 per cent levy on transfers between Premier League clubs and foreign clubs to be handed over to EFL clubs, the overhaul of the parachute payment system for relegated teams and powers to stop owner spending and reduce clubs’ wage costs. lower if the regulator considers them reckless.

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