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English football set for independent regulator

Divock Origi of Liverpool scores his team's second goal during the Premier League match against Everton on April 24, 2022 (by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The UK Government has backed plans to form an independent regulator for English football after endorsing recommendations made last year as part of the Fan-Led Review of English Football Governance.

The new regulator will be supported by laws which allow it to hand out sanctions and have financial oversight of clubs, meaning it can investigate and gather information, according to the BBC. It will also apply a new strengthened owners’ and directors’ test, application before a potential takeover and throughout stewardship of a club, which will replace the current assessments carried out by the Premier League, Football League and Football Association.

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