Manchester City has confirmed they will not use the UK government job retention scheme and furlough staff just like Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, have been under fire for taking advantage of the government’s scheme which pays 80 per cent of the wages of staff furloughed by employers.
It’s only the right thing to do since City were owned by Sheikh Mansour’s Abu Dhabi United Group.
“We can confirm, following a decision by the Chairman (Khaldoon Al Mubarak) and Board last week, that Manchester City will not be utilising the UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme,” a spokesperson said.
“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.”
So far Liverpool, Tottenham, Bournemouth, Newcastle United and Norwich City have all furloughed staff during the coronavirus crisis.