Manchester United have committed to paying all their staff 100% of their wages after a public backlash forced Liverpool into reversing their decision to use tax-payers money to pay their employees.
Tottenham and Liverpool both made the decision to take taxpayers money, meant for struggling companies, to furlough large sections of their non-playing staff while the government paid them.
A huge public backlash against Liverpool forced the club into a relatively quick u-turn, but not until they had been shamed further by United’s announcement that they would not be using the scheme.
Tottenham have not addressed their stance despite calls to do so,, especially following their cash-rich run to the Champions League final last year.
Arsenal, meanwhile, have yet to make an announcement regarding the longer term. When the Premier League was first suspended, they announced they would pay all their staff in full, including matchday casuals.
- Manchester United choose not to use government furlough scheme for staff
- Liverpool furlough U-turn shows fans and legends can make their clubs do the decent thing
- Tottenham told to ‘listen to your fans’ and reverse decision to furlough non-playing staff