I see in anticipation of next season the relegated clubs are already signing players. Next season although they don't get a parachute payment as such they will receive an increase in funding. Ok our top team gets £500K but what about the rest. Bulls will get £780K. The bottom four in Sl next season will receive £1.85 million as SL clubs. This sort of funding gives them a distinct advantage over the Championship clubs who get into the top four. It is alright increasing the Championship clubs salary cap to a million but wheree is that sort of money coming from? I say again the RL are giving the bottom four SL clubs a big advantage in being able to go straight back.
Yes, there certainly is a funding imbalance.
SL SKY payments are 1.85m but the cap is still 1.8m. This should guarantee all clubs spend to the maximum cap, given that all other income (ticket sales, sponsorship, etc etc) has to cover running costs (typically 50% or less of expenditure).
CH SKY payments will be 780K for London & Bradford, probably 500k for Leigh (1st), and let's hope 450k for Fev (2nd). But the cap is 1m, so that's some shortfall to make up to the maximum spend.