Government plays down hopes Reading could be test case for football regulator | Reading

The UK government has said it cannot commit to using League One club Reading as a test case to see how the proposed independent football regulator will operate.

The culture minister, Sir John Whittingdale, has told parliament he hopes the new regulator will be established quickly and before the next general election, which will be held by January 2025 at the latest.

Whittingdale said football clubs such as Reading that are in financial turmoil will “continue to inform policy development and decisions” about how the regulator is set up, but added he could not commit to a pilot scheme at…


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