The Government should cancel the National League season

Len Shackleton writes for CapX

Writing for CapX, IEA Editorial and Research Fellow Professor Len Shackleton argues that the government is putting National League football clubs in grave financial danger.

With grant money running low and fans forbidden from watching from the stands,  clubs are now being offered government loans to keep them operating during the season.

Len Shackleton suggests “It would be irresponsible for the many who are already carrying a heavy debt burden to take these loans, not least as there is no mechanism by which they can recoup the money they would borrow”.

Instead, the  National League and the Football Association should suspend the season allowing clubs to save money until fans can be safely welcomed back to football grounds.

Read Len Shackleton’s article in full here.