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Tottenham put 550 staff on furlough amid coronavirus lockdown



Tottenham Hotspur have announced that all 550 non-playing staff have been put on furlough in order to cope with the financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement issued on Tuesday morning, chairman Daniel Levy confirmed that the club were turning to the Government’s furlough scheme in order to “protect jobs”, with those involved set to be paid 80 per cent of their wages through April and May.

Levy said: “We have seen some of the biggest clubs in the world such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus take steps to reduce their costs. 


“Yesterday, having already taken steps to reduce costs, we ourselves made the difficult decision – in order to protect jobs – to reduce the remuneration of all 550 non-playing directors and employees for April and May by 20 per cent utilising, where appropriate, the Government’s furlough scheme. We shall continue to review this position.”

 

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