FA Cup cash payments to change
The basis on which payments are made to clubs for FA cup success may change. The sums received can be a financial lifeline for lower league and non-league clubs. There was resentment that the £144,000 fees for live broadcasts in the third round all went to larger clubs.
New arrangements would see the broadcast fee scrapped apart from a small facility fee. The money would be reallocated to the prize fund. At the moment clubs get just £18,000 for a first round win, £27,000 in the second and £67,500 in the third. These figures could be at least doubled in the future.