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CLUBS rel­e­gated from the Foot­ball League will have a softer land­ing in fu­ture af­ter mem­ber clubs voted to in­crease parachute pay­ments next sea­son.

The two de­moted clubs cur­rently re­ceive half of what con­tin­u­ing League Two clubs re­ceive. How­ever, from next sea­son they will re­ceive the whole amount in the first year af­ter rel­e­ga­tion and half in the fol­low­ing sea­son (un­less they achieve im­me­di­ate pro­mo­tion back to the Foot­ball League).

Based on this sea­son’s fig­ures, it means a rel­e­gated club that doesn’t go straight back up will pick up around £750,000 in­stead of al­most £250,000.That ex­tra half-amil­lion pounds could make a big dif­fer­ence for rel­e­gated clubs.

The Foot­ball League’s chief ex­ec­u­tive Shaun Harvey said: “I would like to pay trib­ute to our clubs for tak­ing this de­ci­sion which is tes­ta­ment to their col­lec­tive sol­i­dar­ity.”

Mean­while, clubs rel­e­gated from the Cham­pi­onship and League One are also set to re­ceive a big­ger sum.

This would have equated to £230,000 and £85,000 re­spec­tively for the cur­rent sea­son whereas rel­e­gated clubs ac­tu­ally re­ceived £120,000 and £50,000.

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