Sheffield United Announce Decision to Pay Staff in Full With 'Some' Employees Being Furloughed

​Sheffield United have released a statement revealing that the club's permanent and casual staff will be paid in full throughout the duration of football's postponement, with just 'some' of their employees who are unable to perform day-to-day duties being furloughed.

The coronavirus outbreak has brought football to come to a standstill, which is having a devastating effect on clubs' finances across the globe.

​Tottenham and ​Newcastle are two of the sides who have placed non-playing staff on furlough - meaning the government will then subsidise a large portion of their wages - and now ​Sheffield United have confirmed they will use the furlough scheme too, but only for a small number of staff while the rest get full pay.

Those who have been furloughed will be able to sign up for the NHS volunteering scheme, as well as similar lieu resources. The Blades have earned plaudits for their outstanding ​Premier League campaign, and the latest move will only increase their already strong reputation.

A statement on the club's ​official website read: "Sheffield United Football Club has informed its staff of the decision to furlough some employees who are unable to perform their regular day-to-day duties at this time. These are predominantly casual employees but include a small number of permanent staff.

"The club confirms that permanent and casual staff will continue to be paid in full, despite the challenges of dealing with the impact of Covid-19.

"Those furloughed have been given the green light to sign up for the NHS volunteering scheme or similar initiatives in lieu of regular employment at Bramall Lane or other Club sites.

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"Senior officials at the Club are aware of the Government's Job Retention Scheme. At a later date, after the full financial impact of the situation can be more accurately quantified, the Club will assess whether or not to participate in the JRS. 

"All at Sheffield United Football Club would also like to pass on the best wishes to everyone, locally, nationally and internationally, affected by the current pandemic."

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Source : 90min