Petition Update

REPLY FROM MP HUGH ROBERTSON OFFICE! Part 3

Chad Roberts
Coventry, United Kingdom

Jun 21, 2013 — It is hoped that the FA's proposed licensing system will address concerns around financial sustainability, ownership of clubs and supporter interests. There are a number of other recent developments which will help with progress on this subject. These include the FA’s, enhanced 'Owners' and Directors' Test', and professional football's move towards adopting the Financial Fair Play rules, which require football clubs, among other things, to introduce more discipline and rationality in club football finances and to encourage clubs to compete within their revenues.

The Minister continues to monitor this situation closely. Now that the Select Committee has concluded its deliberations, the Department is currently considering their report and will respond in due course.

Kind regards

Ministerial Support Team
DCMS