Football Association Premier League: Redundancy Pay

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 23rd November 2018.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has made representations to the Premier League on the £5 million bonus being paid to its outgoing executive chairman Richard Scudamore; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

'This is an internal matter for the Premier League. While the Premier League already invests £100million per year in grassroots football, we will be keen to ensure that they - and football more broadly - uses the opportunity it has to invest in and support the grassroots and the sport as a whole as much as possible, and this is something that I will be raising when I meet the Premier League and other football stakeholders over the coming weeks

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