That rumour is based around the legal action by Robin Tilbrook.
Tilbrook supports the idea of an independent England.
It often surprises me that more English people don’t advocate the same thing. English people are net contributors to the Treasury whereas the devolved regions of N.Ireland, Scotland and Wales are net receivers.
A quote from a news item back in 2017:
Northern Ireland has more of the identifiable spending per head than Scotland and Wales, receiving 21% more than the UK as a whole.
Next in line comes Scotland, which is 16% above the average and Wales at 10% above. England spends 3% per head below the overall UK figure.
In recent years there was a scandal in NI on grants for heating industrial premises from renewables - specifically wood burners.
Businesses were being paid per amount of wood pellets burned - heaters were full blast even in the summer - all money from the Treasury.
Over here it was known as ‘cash for ash’ - English taxpayers had the tab.
(should add that only a limited number of businesses took this offer, when it was spelled out to me it had the whiff of scam so I refused as did many others)
My point is that an independent England would not have to pay for scams and jobs for the boys.