UK football clubs finance survey: biggest financial concerns of all league clubs 2018

What are your biggest concerns for your club over the next 12 months?*

UK football clubs finance survey: biggest financial concerns of all league clubs 2018 This statistic presents the main concerns of UK football clubs' finance directors with regards to their biggest financial hurdles and challenges over the upcoming twelve months, as of 2018. In the original survey respondents were asked to rank from one to four their main concerns. This statistic only displays concerns that were ranked as a number one issue by surveyed directors. Relegation and increasing player salaries were reported as the most pressing financial concerns by the majority of interviewed directors. Premiere league directors that responded to the survey also showed concern with the increasing costs of player transfer fees.
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What are your biggest concerns for your club over the next 12 months?*

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RelegationIncreasing players' salariesAbility to attract/ retain sponsorshipAbility to raise new capitalIncreasing player transfer fees (general player cost inflation)Falling attendances due to current economic environmentPotential fall in TV incomeSeason ticket pricingTax issuesCompliance with financial fair play regulations
English Premier League 27%20%0%0%33%0%13%0%7%0%
Football League Championship 33%28%11%0%6%0%11%0%0%11%
Football League 1 31%31%13%0%6%6%0%0%13%0%
Football League 2 50%50%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%
Scottish Premiership 67%17%17%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%
All leagues36%28%8%0%11%2%7%0%5%3%
RelegationIncreasing players' salariesAbility to attract/ retain sponsorshipAbility to raise new capitalIncreasing player transfer fees (general player cost inflation)Falling attendances due to current economic environmentPotential fall in TV incomeSeason ticket pricingTax issuesCompliance with financial fair play regulations
English Premier League 27%20%0%0%33%0%13%0%7%0%
Football League Championship 33%28%11%0%6%0%11%0%0%11%
Football League 1 31%31%13%0%6%6%0%0%13%0%
Football League 2 50%50%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%
Scottish Premiership 67%17%17%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%
All leagues36%28%8%0%11%2%7%0%5%3%
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This statistic presents the main concerns of UK football clubs' finance directors with regards to their biggest financial hurdles and challenges over the upcoming twelve months, as of 2018. In the original survey respondents were asked to rank from one to four their main concerns. This statistic only displays concerns that were ranked as a number one issue by surveyed directors. Relegation and increasing player salaries were reported as the most pressing financial concerns by the majority of interviewed directors. Premiere league directors that responded to the survey also showed concern with the increasing costs of player transfer fees.
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Release date
August 2018
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2018
Number of respondents
49 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
finance directors of English football leagues
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
* Respondents were asked to rank on a scale of one to four for each concern mentioned. Only 1st ranked concerns are displayed in this statistic.
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