English football regulator close as government confirms ‘historic’ bill

Football governance bill to be published on TuesdayPrime minister: bill will ‘prevent a breakaway league’

An independent regulator for English football is imminent after the government confirmed plans to put a bill before parliament under which clubs could be fined up to 10% of revenues if they breach agreed conditions.

The long-awaited football governance bill is to be published on Tuesday and will define the powers of the regulator according to three objectives: “to improve financial sustainability of clubs, ensure financial resilience across the leagues, and to safeguard the heritage of English football”.

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