City become first Premier League club to confirm they will not furlough staff
By Ric Turner, Fri 10 April 2020 10:35
Club announce they will not be utilising the UK Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Manchester City announced this week that they will not be furloughing any non-playing staff during the coronavirus pandemic, becoming the first Premier League club to make such a commitment.
Tottenham, Newcastle United, Bournemouth and Norwich City are all using the government scheme, whilst Liverpool were forced into a humiliating u-turn after widespread outrage at their intention to furlough staff.
A City spokesperson said: "We can confirm, following a decision by the chairman and board last week, that Manchester City will not be utilising the UK Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
"We remain determined to protect our people, their jobs and our business, whilst at the same time doing what we can to support our wider community at this most challenging time for everybody."
The club have also made The Etihad available to the NHS during the pandemic, opening up the use of the stadium’s executive boxes and conference rooms to help with the training of doctors and nurses.