Financial report: Relegation hits Barnsley's profitability

4 March 2020

Barnsley
Photo: PA Images Thanks to a £1.4 million profit on player sales, the club had a pre-tax loss of £3.4 million.

The club's operating loss rose to £4.8 million last season as a result of being relegated to League One, Barnsley's just-published financial statements shows.

However, the loss was slightly offset by player sales.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Being relegated from the Championship to League One ahead of last season saw Barnsley incur an operating loss of £4.8 million due to a drop in turnover, the club's just published annual accounts have revealed. 

Turnover fell by £6.2 million to £7.8 million, primarily due to a £5.5 million decrease in EFL distributions and Premier League solidarity payments. 

As Barnsley achieved promotion to the Championship ahead of this season, following a record tally of 91 points for the club in League One, their turnover is expected to rise equally again.   

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