Liverpool makes furlough U-turn, won’t use government scheme to pay staff

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Published: April 6, 2020 11:57:35 pm

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Liverpool will no longer use a government scheme to seduce any non-sports staff following a struggle against the use of public cash by wealthy European champions.

Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore says that “we believe we came to the wrong conclusion last week when we announced that we intend to implement the coronavirus retention scheme and the suspension of the Premier League football calendar The reason is the Floraloff employees, and really sorry for that. “

Under a job retention scheme implemented to help businesses avoid national lockdown, employees can be hired on furloughs and receive 80% of their salaries from the government, up to a maximum of £ 2,500 ($ 3,000) per Month

Liverpool had said it would receive salaries to ensure employees still received the full amount, but that meant using public money to pay some employees.

Moore says the club still wants to ensure that “the entire workforce is provided with as much protection as possible from redundancy and / or loss of earnings during this unprecedented period”, but now “no football matches” Is still working in an alternative way “.

Liverpool lead the league with 25 points and nine games to go into the season which has been suspended indefinitely.

“Despite the fact that we were in a healthy state prior to this crisis, our revenue has been discontinued, yet our egoism remains,” says Moore.

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