Financial report: Relegation hits Barnsley's profitability

4 March 2020

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

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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