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  • Playing by The Rules | Press Release

    18th February 2023

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    New independent regulator needed to protect English football clubs and give working-class fans a greater voice

    Ahead of the much-anticipated publication of the Government White Paper on the creation of a new independent regulator for English football (IREF), think-tank ResPublica warns that it must not be an ‘owners’ and directors’ charter’ and must ensure that the game’s fans are treated as highly-valued stakeholders and given a greater voice at both club and national level.