‘SPL changes will be for good of the game’
Neil Doncaster is confident
SPL CHIEF executive Neil Doncaster insists top flight clubs have made significant changes to their rules.
All 12 league members met at Hampden to consider a number of different financial fair play proposals.
The meeting had twice previously been adjourned, but Doncaster was keen to stress the significance of some of the votes which were eventually taken.
Clubs who enter administration will lose at least 10 points – cut from the original proposal of 15 – or a third of their previous season’s tally, whichever is greater.
Teams will also be obliged to pay their players and HMRC on time, and be subject to sanctions if they fail to do so.
“In most instances the rules are likely to see any sporting sanction for going into administration seriously increased from the 10 points at the moment and that’s a big change,” said Doncaster.
“Equally, the obligation to pay players on time will now be a disciplinary manner.
“Those are big changes that demonstrate very clearly how serious the clubs are that clubs do live within their means.”
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