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Trust update on Credit Card Scandal

You may have been wondering what was happening with the Clarets Trust initiative to raise the profile of the Season Tickets Credit Card Banking Scandal in conjunction with our local Burnley MP,Kitty Ussher. Well great progress has been made and we provide an update here

Kitty Ussher took the Trust online petition which at that time contained 141 names and tabled an Early Day Motion in Parliament in early May.

The EDM motion read:

FINANCIAL FAIRNESS FOR FOOTBALL CLUBS

2.05.2006 Ussher, Kitty

That this House is deeply concerned with the current practice of banks refusing to pay football clubs all revenue up-front from credit and debit card season ticket sales and instead paying in instalments throughout the season; notes that season ticket sales form a vital part of a football club's budget and that withholding money only increases their financial difficulties; believes that such behaviour by banks is unacceptable and that football clubs should receive money that is rightfully theirs without delay; further notes that the incidence of football clubs going out of business mid-season is a very rare occurrence; believes that financial risk is not a valid argument for banks to withhold full payment; and urges the Government to do everything in its power to prevent banks making profit from withholding money from clubs and to ensure that they pay football clubs all revenue from season ticket sales paid for by credit or debit cards up-front.

46 MPs signed the EDM which was an excellent start.

You can follow progress of this EDM by going to the Parliamentary website at www.parliament.uk clicking the Commons Page then clicking EDMs and searching for the EDM Number 2076 . You can also check your MP on the site by feeding in your post code.

The more MPs we can get to sign the more pressure we can put on the banks. Also it will help to get a debate on the issue

The Trust can now state that we have a fantastic 70 MPS already signed up on the date of this News article 16th July 2006

Lets pull out all the stops, check if your MP has signed and if not lobby him or her

Incidentally the electronic petition now contains 180 signatures and we have a few hundred more signatures from paper copies distributed at key sites on Turf Moor and handed out on Coaches.

In addition Supporters Direct have also raised the profile of this issue in their latest magazine, July 2006 Issue No 22:

Clarets Trust Condemn Banks Approach on Season Tickets

The Clarets Trust (Burnley) have condemned the practice of banks in holding back payments ofseason ticket monies paid for by credit card.The practice, which means that clubs across TheFootball League and Premier League alike are paidin instalments throughout the year, has been raised with the current Burnley MP Kitty Ussher, by trust chairand former Burnley MP, Peter Pike.The trust have set up a petition for fans of all clubs to sign, whichwill be passed onto Kitty Usher, who has agreed to investigatethe practice further.You can sign the petition here:

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/ctseasonticket

Clarets Trust have also approached a high profile Clarets-supporting celebrity to help with our campaign so watch this space for more information in due course!




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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 16 2006

Time: 3:01PM

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Interesting. I wasn't aware that this is what banks do. Great that you are spreading awareness, as you probably know AFCB aren't the richest club in the world, so I'm sure this affects us too. I'm more than happy to sign the petition. Good luck with it
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