Some Premier League clubs have made the decision to furlough sections of their non-playing staff whilst other clubs have promised to continue to pay their staff for the time being. The UK Government has urged Premier League players to take a wage cut to help fund other staff members’ wage but the PFA have stated that if football clubs can afford to pay all staff members wages then they should do so without anybody taking a pay cut.
Here are the Premier League clubs who’ve made a public decision on wage cuts.
3rd April 2020
Arsenal have stated that they will pay all casual workers up until the end of April where the decision will be reviewed again.
AFC Bournemouth have placed ‘a number of’ staff members on furlough as the government will pay those affected 80% of their wage. Bournemouth are still paying the other 20%. Manager Eddie Howe, assistant coach Jason Tindall, chief executive Neill Blake and technical director Richard Hughes have all taken pay cuts.
Brighton are continuing to pay their staff but manager Graham Potter and executives Dan Ashworth and Paul Barber have taken voluntary three month pay cuts.
Burnley are paying all staff members during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Palace Chairman Steve Parish pledged to pay all staff members, including matchday staff during the outbreak.
Everton are continuing to pay all their staff members a full wage and are ensuring casual workers at the club will be paid too.
Newcastle United have furloughed all non-playing staff and became the first Premier League club to put non-playing staff on temporary leave. Newcastle have asked staff members to apply for the coronavirus job retention scheme so that the government will pay 80% of their wage whilst the club will pay the other 20%.
Similarly to Newcastle United, Norwich City have placed non-playing staff on the government backed coronavirus job retention scheme and workers will still receive a full wage. Norwich players, coaching staff and executives have also donated £200,000 to those in need in the Norfolk area amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has announced that all 550 non-football staff will have their pay cut by 20% for the next two months and Spurs will use the furlough scheme where appropriate.