Coronavirus latest: Bournemouth reverse decision to furlough staff

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Liverpool and Tottenham have actually likewise reversed their decision to utilize the federal government’s task retention plan.

Bournemouth have actually ended up being the current Premier League club to reverse their decision to furlough members of their non-playing staff.

In a declaration, the Cherries stated they were “aware of criticisms of Premier League clubs applying for this scheme” during the suspension to the football season brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

They added: “We have listened to our supporters and have reversed our decision to furlough these employees”.

An upgrade on furloughed staff at Vigor Arena. #afcbhttps://t.co/q2qGh8DbzU

— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) April 14, 2020

Liverpool and Tottenham have actually likewise reversed preliminary relocations to utilize the federal government’s task retention plan, which sees non-working staff paid 80 percent of their wage.

Currently, Newcastle and Norwich are the only Premier League clubs continuing to position some members of their non-playing staff on furlough.

Bournemouth stated they had actually made the decision regardless of the financial ramifications of the ongoing lockdown.

Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth are fighting to remain in the top-flight (Martin Rickett/PA)

The declaration added: “We are quickly coming to terms with the plain reality of what this infection implies, both for the health of the global population and for business in all markets, who are being impacted by its financial ramifications.

“Football is undoubtedly one of those industries. As things stand there is no return date for the 2019-20 season, meaning our revenue is depleted but our outgoings remain unaffected.”

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe, chief executive Neill Blake, first-team technical director Richard Hughes and assistant Jason Tindall have actually currently taken “significant, voluntary pay cuts” as the Cherries appearance to keep expenses down.

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