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Liverpool criticised for government subsidy request

Liverpool has been accused of betraying their “morals and values” for their move to furlough non-playing staff during the suspension of football.  Premier League leaders Liverpool said they would top up the public money made available from the government to ensure staff on temporary leave received their full salaries.

It follows similar moves by Spurs, Newcastle, Bournemouth and Norwich to take advantage of the job retention scheme, under which employers can claim for 80% of furloughed employees’ wages. The rich football clubs have faced media and public backlashes as a result.

West Ham have so far stood firm and adopted a wait and see approach to furloughing non-playing staff who cannot work from home.

Yesterday West Ham Vice-Chairman Karren Brady confirmed a Claret and Hugh story we run last Monday which said West Ham standby their staff

Brady said on social media on Saturday ‘All staff at West Ham United, full and part-time have been paid 100% of their wages, ensuring everyone is safe and looked after is our most important priority, regardless of what you think’

The Hammers have yet to rule out completely that they will never furlough staff but have no immediate plans to do so.


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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter