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Club Statement: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Club Statement: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Owing to the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Hull City, like many other businesses and professional sports clubs, have applied to join the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which has been set up by the Government to support companies and protect jobs.

As of today, the majority of our non-playing staff have become furloughed workers, which means that they will still be employed by the Club but no work can be done while they are confined to home by the social distancing regulations.

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will mean that 80% of the salaries of furloughed staff, up to £2,500 per month per individual, will be paid by the government. The Club will make up anything above £2,500 to ensure all furloughed staff will receive 80% of their salary.

Some staff who cannot be furloughed have agreed to reduce working hours to four days a week and will receive 80% pay from the Club.

All first-team coaching staff have also proactively taken a voluntary pay cut of 20% to help the Club deal with the current economic challenges.

These difficult decisions have been taken in order to best protect the Club financially, as we continue in a period of unprecedented uncertainty, and will be reviewed towards the end of May when further decisions will be made based upon the latest information available from the government and the football authorities.

Until the situation with the 2019/20 season becomes clearer, the Club will operate with a skeleton staff across the KCOM Stadium, training ground and academy sites. We hope that these measures will help us to protect the jobs of our loyal and dedicated staff.

We would like to thank all staff for their understanding, patience and show of solidarity in difficult circumstances. In particular, to all who have voluntarily accepted furlough and short working measures, and in doing so have acted in the best interests of the Club.

The Club will be assessing the situation as things develop and will continue to act with the well-being of staff at heart.

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