Government’s fan-led review calls for Premier League clubs to pay transfer tax

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  • Stamp duty-style levy would help support football pyramid
  • Also call for independent regulator to oversee English game

Premier League clubs should pay a stamp duty-style tax on every transfer fee to help support the English football pyramid, the government’s fan-led review has said, in one of 47 recommendations to safeguard the future of the game.

The highly anticipated report, led by the Conservative MP Tracey Crouch, was commissioned this year in response to ongoing crises of governance. Its proposals, according to Crouch, set out “a long-term sustainable position for English football”. The government will make a statement on the report in parliament on Thursday, with the possibility of legislation being announced next spring in the Queen’s speech.

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Written by Paul MacInnes
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/nov/24/governments-fan-led-review-calls-for-premier-league-clubs-to-pay-transfer-tax under the title “Government’s fan-led review calls for Premier League clubs to pay transfer tax”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.