Sports Competitors: Work Permits

(asked on 14th March 2023) - View Source


To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have received concerning the Governing Body Endorsements regulations; and what plans they have to review the current arrangements.

Answered by
Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay Portrait
Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
This question was answered on 28th March 2023

The Governing Body Endorsement process is led by the Home Office. Regular reviews are a common and integral part of it.

The Government has committed to a review of the efficiency of the existing visa system for English football in attracting the best global talent while maintaining strong support for young domestic players to develop from the grassroots level. The scope of the review will include the Governing Body Endorsement criteria for English football.

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