Premier League statement

9 Feb 2024

The Premier League and its clubs met over the past two days and held productive discussions in relation to a number of matters.

This included plans to move towards a new financial settlement with the EFL and to agree a long-term deal for the good of English football.  

A desire to seek a resolution on remaining issues was reiterated in the meetings, including a commitment to a process and timeline, with the continuation of discussions between the leagues.

A number of Premier League clubs also held a productive meeting with EFL clubs this week to discuss these matters. To build on this momentum, conversations between clubs from the two leagues will now continue over the coming weeks.

A good working session was also held on the design and implementation of a new financial system for the Premier League.

In other matters, following a full review of the existing Associated Party Transactions Rules and Fair Market Value assessment protocols, clubs agreed to a series of amendments to further enhance the efficiency and accuracy of the system.

Clubs also agreed to a Premier League Environmental Sustainability Commitment, which introduces a minimum standard of action on environmental issues across the clubs and the League.

The Commitment outlines four operational measures, which will build on existing action made by clubs to reduce their environmental impact and provide a foundation to underpin long-term environmental ambitions.

More on Environmental Sustainability Commitment

The new Premier League Environmental Sustainability Commitment will see each club:

1. Develop a robust environmental sustainability policy, by the end of the 2024/25 season
2. Designate a senior employee to lead the club’s environmental sustainability activities
3. Develop a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions dataset (scope 1, 2 and 3) by the end of the 2025/26 season and work towards a standardised football-wide approach to measuring emissions
4. Support the development of a common framework for action via the Premier League Sustainability Working Group (PLSWG)

The measures have been developed following extensive consultation with clubs and the Premier League Sustainability Working Group, which was established last year to help shape and inform environmental practices across the League.

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