There has been further comment on a new study by EY which highlights how the Premier League and its clubs have continued to generate widespread benefits for the economy, society and the entire football pyramid, despite the significant challenges presented by COVID-19. The analysis reveals that Premier League football contributed £7.6billion to the UK economy during the 2019/20 season, which was suspended for more than three months due to the pandemic. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has praised the impact of the Premier League in how much it raises for the UK economy.
The Chancellor, who visited Brentford FC Community Sports Trust's new hub at Gunnersbury Park last summer, said: "It's fantastic that the Premier League has contributed billions to the economy throughout the pandemic, This is testament to football fans’ unwavering support for the beautiful game.
"This report shows the Premier League continues to score for the economy. And we are continuing to invest in the game through our support for grassroots facilities in communities across the country. This will help the next generation of players realise their dream of playing in the world's greatest league, wherever they come from."
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