King’s Speech: New laws to safeguard football clubs

King Charles announced in Parliament today that the Government will push ahead with an independent regulator for football in the next Parliamentary session:

“Legislation will be brought forward to safeguard the future of football clubs for the benefit of communities and fans.”

Football Supporters Association (FSA) Chair Malcolm Clarke said:

“There have been far too many clubs in crisis throughout the pyramid and they cannot be allowed to fail – supporters deserve better and this represents a very significant step forward. No-one cares more about a club than its supporters, they’ll be there after others are long gone, and supporters should be at the heart of their club’s decision making processes."

The full FSA response: