Manchester City confirm they won't furlough staff

6 April 2020

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Photo: PA Images A City spokesperson said the club are determined to protect jobs and businesses while also doing what they can to support the wider community.

The club have become the first in the Premier League to do so.

A City spokesperson said the club are determined to protect jobs and businesses while also doing what they can to support the wider community.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Manchester City have confirmed to offthepitch.com that the club won't furlough staff to utilise the government's coronavirus retention scheme, becoming the first Premier League club to do so.

Tottenham, Newcastle, Liverpool, Norwich and Bournemouth have all put some or all of their non-playing staff on furlough to make use of the scheme, in moves widely criticised for taking advantage of what is intended to help struggling businesses. 

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