The Conservatives promised to work on introducing safe standing areas at football stadiums in their 2019 general election manifesto.
Meanwhile, the Premier League, FA and EFL have all agreed to the idea of safe standing if local authorities permit it.
UK sports minister Nigel Huddlestone has stated now is the right time to progress plans.
“We have been clear that we will work with fans and clubs towards introducing safe standing at football grounds providing there was evidence that installing seating with barriers would have a positive impact on crowd safety.
“With independent research now complete, and capacity crowds back at grounds across the country, now is the right time to make progress.”