British Cycling and UK Athletics turn to furlough as Covid-19 hits income

08 April 2020 09:00
Ninety British Cycling staff will be furloughed in April and MayUKA to streamline head office with events under threatTwo of Britain’s biggest Olympic sports have become the latest to announce plans to furlough staff because of the coronavirus crisis. British Cycling is to avail of the government’s job retention scheme to cover 80% of the wages of 90 staff – approximately one third of its workforce – in April and May as it faces a drop in income of around £4m. UK Athletics also plans to furlough up to 12 of its head office staff as it also braces itself for a significant loss of revenue.Joanna Coates, installed as UKA’s new chief executive a week ago, said that while senior staff and the rest of the workforce are not yet taking pay cuts it is her belief this first round of furloughing was “the start of a series of measures that we’ll probably have to undertake”. Julia Harrington, her counterpart at British Cycling, has announced that she and other members of her leadership team will take a 10% pay cut in May and June. Related: Football isn't quite getting its coronavirus response right but who is? | Max Rushden Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian