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This Library Note provides background reading for the debate to be held on Thursday 25 July on “the international economic and cultural contributions of English Premier League football to the United Kingdom”. This Note outlines the continued revenue growth witnessed in the Premier League, and the potential positive consequences this has on clubs and on the economy. The Note also considers the impact of the Premier League on local communities and fans, and its impact worldwide.


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