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first_img Comment Usually 3pm kick-off games are not televised (Picture: Getty)There is a crucial shareholders meeting on Monday between the Premier League clubs where chiefs aim to reach a consensus on playing the remaining games at eight to ten neutral grounds.Some clubs have expressed reservations about this plan, but Project Restart remains on track to kick off on 12 June.The aim is to finish the football calendar by the end of July, but there continues to be concerns about the safety of resuming action.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityPlayers will need to be convinced to go back to work having not played any football since March 13.News that the German government have given the go ahead for the Bundesliga to resume in late May will serve as a boost to the Premier League’s chances of finishing the season.Safety protocols are set to be presented to the Professional Footballers’ Association and the League Managers’ Association before Monday’s shareholders’ meeting.The Premier League plan to then present the safety measures to each team in a teleconference call, the aim being to allay any fears players, managers and club personnel might have.MORE: ‘My intention was to stay’ – Ander Herrera reveals real reason he left Manchester UnitedMORE: Barcelona drop transfer interest in Arsenal transfer target Layvin KurzawaFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Coral BarryWednesday 6 May 2020 6:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link578Shares Project Restart: TV broadcasters draw up epic football schedule with almost 200 games to be shown live Advertisement Advertisement Liverpool are top of the table (Picture: Getty)Almost all of the remainder of the Premier League and Championship season will be televised, according to reports.Football chiefs are pushing to receive the green light from the British government to resume action behind closed doors amid the coronavirus pandmeic.Boris Johnson has said lockdown measures will be relaxed in the near future and there are 200 games still left to play in the 2019/20 Championship and top flight seasons.The Times claim Sky Sports and BT Sport plan to broadcast almost every game possible, with three matches a day at different kick-offs.ADVERTISEMENTUsually there is a TV black-out for games at 3pm, but there are 98 games left in the Premier League and 108 in the Championship.AdvertisementAdvertisement Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news liveThere has been talk of matches airing for free on Youtube, as 45 of the 98 remaining Premier League fixtures are not scheduled to appear on Sky or BT Sport.The British government are keen for football to return, as Health Secretary Dominic Raab offered his backing to Project Restart by saying it would ‘lift the spirits of a nation’.last_img read more

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first_imgThe chairman of the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) has called on the government to conduct a swift clear out of the UK audit regulator’s senior ranks and shut it down as quickly as possible.Councillor Paul Doughty, who also chairs the £8.6bn (€10bn) Merseyside Pension Fund, told IPE: “The position of most of the Financial Reporting Council [FRC] board is untenable, and staff will need to replaced at senior levels as well.”Conflicts of interest “run deep”, he added, as shown by the recent independent review of the FRC by Sir John Kingman.Following the Kingman review, on 12 March the government announced plans to replace the FRC with a new body, the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority (ARGA). Sir Win Bischoff, chairman of the Financial Reporting CouncilFRC chairman Sir Win Bischoff said in December that the watchdog welcomed the Kingman findings, adding that the council was looking forward to “playing our part to ensure his review is implemented speedily”.Doughty’s call follows an accusation from Baroness Sharon Bowles – a long-standing critic of the FRC and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) – that the FRC had “converted” UK generally agreed accounting principles “into IFRS-like rules”, to the detriment of long-term investors.Bowles, a former chair of the European Parliament’s Economic Affairs Committee, said the FRC’s actions had potentially breached the capital maintenance requirements of the UK Companies Act 2006.Referencing a March 2013 FRC impact assessment of the policy, she said it read like “a business plan for the big four [audit firms]”.She said the Kingman review had revealed that the FRC was “a captured regulator that was designed to take account of the companies and professions that it regulated”. Doughty said: “The new regulator ARGA must start functioning properly and as soon as possible.”The LAPFF, which represents 80 local government pension schemes across the UK, has been campaigning for change at the FRC for several years.last_img read more

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