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Last Updated: Tuesday, 31 July 2007, 10:30 GMT 11:30 UK



This is the Premier League's fit and proper person test:

DISQUALIFYING EVENTS:

  • A person shall be disqualified from acting as a director and no club shall be permitted to have any person acting as a director of that club if:
  • Either directly or indirectly he is involved in or has any power to determine or influence the management or administration of another club or Football League club
  • Either directly or indirectly he holds or acquires any Significant Interest in a club while he either directly or indirectly holds any interest in any class of shares of another club
  • He becomes prohibited by law from being a director
  • He is convicted on indictment of an offence set out in the Appendix 12 Schedule of Offences or he is convicted of a like offence by a competent court having jurisdiction outside England and Wales
  • He makes an Individual Voluntary Arrangement or becomes the subject of an Interim Bankruptcy Restriction Order, a Bankruptcy Restriction Order or a Bankruptcy Order
  • He is a director of a club which, while he has been a director of it, has suffered two or more unconnected events of insolvency
  • He has been a director of two or more clubs or clubs each of which, while he has been a director of them, has suffered an Event of Insolvency.
  • SCHEDULE OF OFFENCES:

    • Conspiracy to defraud: Criminal Justice Act 1987, section 12
    • Conspiracy to defraud: Common Law
    • Corrupt transactions with (public) agents, corruptly accepting consideration: Prevention of Corruption Act 1906, section 1
    • Insider dealing: Criminal Justice Act 1993, sections 52 and 61
    • Public servant soliciting or accepting a gift: Public Bodies (Corrupt Practices) Act 1889, section 1
    • Theft: Theft Act 1968, section 1
    • Obtaining by deception: Theft Act 1968, section 15
    • Obtaining a money transfer by deception: Theft Act 1968, section 15A + B
    • Obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception: Theft Act 1968, section 16
    • False accounting: Theft Act 1968, section 17
    • False statements by Company Directors: Theft Act 1968, section 19
    • Suppression of (company) documents: Theft Act 1968, section 20
    • Retaining a wrongful credit: Theft Act 1968, section 24A
    • Obtaining services by deception: Theft Act 1978, section 1
    • Evasion of liability by deception: Theft Act 1978, section 2
    • Cheating the Public Revenue/Making false statements tending to defraud the public revenue: Common Law
    • Punishment for fraudulent training: Companies Act 1985, section 458
    • Penalty for fraudulent evasion of duty etc: Customs & Excise Management Act 1979, section 170
    • Fraudulent evasion of VAT: Value Added Tax Act 1994 section 72
    • Person subject to a Banning order (as defined) : Football (Disorder) Act 2000, Schedule 1
    • Forgery: Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981, section 1
    • Copying a false instrument : Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981, section 2
    • Using a false instrument: Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981, section 3
    • Using a copy of a false instrument: Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981, section 4
    • Cheating the Public Revenue/ Making false statements tending to defraud the public revenue: Common Law
    • Punishment for fraudulent training: Companies Act 1985, section 458
    • Penalty for fraudulent evasion of duty etc: Customs & Excise Management Act 1979, section 170
    • Fraudulent evasion of VAT: Value Added Tax Act 1994, section 72
    • Person subject to a Banning order (as defined): Football (Disorder) Act 2000, Schedule 1
    • Forgery: Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981, section 1
    • Copying a false instrument: Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981, section 2
    • Using a false instrument: Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981, section 3
    • Using a copy of a false instrument: Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981, section 4


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