Football: Finance

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 31st January 2022.

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Photo of Holly Mumby-Croft Holly Mumby-Croft Conservative, Scunthorpe

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to support the long-term financial sustainability of lower-league football clubs.

Photo of Nigel Huddleston Nigel Huddleston The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Government recognises the need for the long-term financial sustainability of football clubs, particularly those in the lower leagues. That is why we have welcomed the Independent Fan Led Review of Football Governance and have endorsed in principle the primary recommendation of the review, that football requires a strong, independent regulator to secure the future of our national game.

The Government is working at pace to review the report in full, including detailed consideration of the recommendations made on improving financial stability and the governance of football clubs across the game.

The Government will continue to engage with stakeholders as we work towards issuing a full response to the report in the Spring.

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