In an update from Tony Kleanthous, the Barnet chairman says ‘less than half a dozen’ staff are to be let go, as opposed to the approximate figure of 60 originally thought.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was announced last week that Barnet were putting all staff on notice.
Kleanthous has explained in his latest update: “We originally thought that we would be losing up to 60 staff across the group, but with the government support measures in place, the number of people affected, excluding the academy, is now less than half a dozen, who for various reasons, e.g. end of contract, returned overseas etc. would have departed anyway.”
Part of the statement also focuses on money owed between clubs. Kleanthous comments: “We are concerned about the domino effect created by football clubs who owe each other money for transfers, loans and ticket share income and not being able to meet their obligations. To avoid this and promote best practice, we have paid all our creditors and hope that others who are financially able to do so follow suit.”