The Beautiful (expensive) Game

With all eyes on tomorrow’s inflation data (will Mervyn be forced to write a somewhat embarrassing letter explaining why inflation has breached its upper target ?) a report from the Virgin Money Group show football fans are suffering more than most. The Football Fans Price Index shows that the cost of attending games has risen 8.3% in the last three months and a whopping 17.1% in the last twelve. According to the survey it now costs a massive £91.29 to attend a Premiership game once you account for tickets, travel and other expenses. Having attended most of Liverpool’s away fixtures this season I cant say I’m surprised to learn that England tops the league for the most expensive average match ticket in Europe; what a shame we can’t transform that supremacy onto the pitch!

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

Stefan Isaacs

Job Title: Deputy CIO Public Fixed Income

Specialist Subjects: Bonds

Likes: Football, travel and the prospect of retirement

Heroes: Sir David Attenborough, Bill Shankly and Theodor Herzl

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