Football: Coronavirus

Treasury written question – answered on 31st March 2020.

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Photo of Scott Benton Scott Benton Conservative, Blackpool South

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support football league clubs facing financial difficulties as a result of the outbreak of covid-19 through (a) improving their access to Government-supported loans and (b) encouraging the Football Association and Premier League clubs to provide short-term financial assistance.

Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The government has announced a significant package of financial support for businesses and employees, including the sport sector. This includes the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the Self-employment Income Support Scheme amongst other measures to support businesses and employees during this period. Further details of this package are available at: www.businesssupport.gov.uk

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