The government is essentially looking for clubs to balance the books and for those books to be regularly checked by the Football Association.
The Premier League has stated it has regulations in place and is working towards what has been asked of them.
Premier League v Bundesliga
Av. attendance 2011-12
Av. ticket price 2011-12
Transfer spending 2011-12
Operating profit 2010-11
Across the continent in Germany, the
is flourishing because of a licensing system that has been in place since the league's inception in 1963.
This is essentially a set of guidelines for clubs to follow to ensure they remain financially solvent. The German football league (DFL) is the sheriff.
On the Bundesliga's licensing system, the German body states: "The DFL examines each club's fitness to participate in the league according to a range of criteria covering sporting, legal, staffing, administrative, infrastructural, security, media-technical and above all financial competence."
Failure to 'stay fit' could result in the club not having their license renewed
Turnover of 2bn euros (£1.68m) for the first time in its 50-year history
Fourteen of the 18 clubs had posted a profit - double the total from the 2009-10 period
Highest average attendance figures of any of the top four European domestic leagues - more than the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga - with 44,293 spectators on average (about 10,000 more than the Premier League)
"The licensing system prevents clubs from going too far into debt," German football league (DFL) president Dr Reinhard Rauball told BBC Sport.
However, while the English league made an operating profit of £68m (down by £16m on the previous season) the German high-flyers accumulated £154m - a 24% increase on the previous campaign.
Euro 2012 highlights: Germany 4-2 Greece
Income from advertising, media distribution and ticket sales have helped produce the record revenues, but the Dortmund chief believes it is the outlay on transfers, or lack of, that have boosted profits.
"Profit is the base of our success," he added.
"We've worked on developing our youth programme. Players like Mario Gotze [Dortmund], Thomas Mueller and Bastian Schweinsteiger [both Bayern Munich] were educated in our youth centres. That's why we don't need to spend millions and millions of euros on foreign players.
"We can attract the world's best, but we're not willing to spend crazy amounts of money. We'll continue to focus on German talent that comes out of our academies. Clubs invest about 105m euros a year in those academies. We are proud of them."
To put that into context, the 18 Bundesliga clubs spent about £253m on transfers during the 2011-12 season, while the
20 clubs of the Premier League
splashed out £550m.
Rauball is adamant heavy investment in foreign talent has had a detrimental effect on the England national team, who have not reached the last four of a major tournament since Euro 1996, while Germany have reached five semi-finals in that time.
"That was a problem. The quality players in Premier League have been from other countries," he said.
"When you try to build a team for the World Cup, the coach hasn't many players to pick from. In Germany we want to go down two lines - one of them is to help our coach Joachim Loew."
Paul Rawnsley, director in the Sports Business Group at financial analysts Deloitte,
recognised the Bundesliga's success, but added that football associations could also learn from the English model.
Bayern's Thomas Mueller is a product of Germany's successful club youth academies
"In terms of its global exposure and revenue generation, the Premier League has achieved an unassailable position for the foreseeable future," he told BBC Sport.
"Sports clubs from around the world look to learn from England about aspects such as facilities investment and business development.
"Premier League clubs already face an array of financial regulations and this will be further enhanced when Uefa's financial fair play break-even requirement applies from next season for international competitions, and the Premier League clubs are also considering additional cost control regulations at a domestic level.
"In some respects the evolution of German club football within the context of that country's business culture and state funding of stadia provides an interesting case study. Different leagues can maybe learn different things from each other."
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