The FA’s Alliance and Leagues Committees are to recommend to FA Council the completion of the proposed restructure at Step 4-6 of non-league.

The restructure had been originally intended to take place from the current season onwards, but was understandably delayed by the pandemic.

Under the new structure, there would be one additional division at Step 4, two more at Step 5 and a reduction from 20 to 17 at Step 6.

In addition, 110 clubs would move up the pyramid at Step 4-6 to facilitate the new divisions.

The FA have said as part of a statement: “The committees have now met to consider this matter and will be recommending to FA Council that the structural changes to the number of divisions in the NLS be completed in order to address the imbalance that currently exists and achieve the ‘pure pyramid’ at Steps 1-6.”

The statement goes on to add: “The restructure will have a positive impact on a significant number of clubs, supporting them with reduced travel and costs and providing greater opportunities for generating income via localised fixtures.

“FA Council will be considering the recommendations of the committees in due course and clubs and leagues will continue to be kept updated on this process.”

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