Barnet lay off all non-playing staff as club counts cost of coronavirus

17 March 2020 02:30
Around 60 employees put on notice of redundancyNational League club’s owner calls for Premier League helpCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNational League club Barnet have responded to the suspension of football during the coronavirus crisis by putting all the club’s non-playing staff on immediate notice of redundancy. The club’s owner, the businessman Tony Kleanthous, told the Guardian there are approximately 60 employees being laid off, and he was holding meetings with them all on Tuesday.Kleanthous said that as players’ contracts are protected in football and cannot be terminated early, clubs’ general employees are the ones vulnerable, and with no money coming in, he said he had no choice but to lay everybody off. He called on the Football Association to give more leadership in the crisis, and for the Premier League to set up financial assistance for clubs lower down the football pyramid. Related: Euro 2020 postponed for a year by Uefa because of coronavirus crisis Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian