25 Apr 2022

Government to introduce independent football regulator in England

North of England Correspondent

The government has promised to introduce an independent regulator for English football, as it backed a series of recommendations by a fan-led review of the game.

The regulator will have powers to oversee finances, gather information and enforce sanctions on clubs which break the rules.

Conservative MP Tracey Crouch, who led the review, welcomed the government’s backing but called for a clearer timetable for the changes to be implemented.