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"All of Dundee United's players and most of the coaching staff are among "a large number" of employees to have been placed on furlough leave.

The government's Job Retention Scheme will pay 80% of their salaries up to a monthly sum of £2,500, but United will cover any shortfall in wages."

If not, should they? It seems to make financial sense ... Any views?

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If we haven't already then I think we should 

We definitely should, it can be backdated to 1st March, so isn't an issue re losing out.

Dont see why clubs furloughing workers is newsworthy, its available every business,they should all be doing it as a matter of course

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If we can afford not to, then we shouldn't.  But which business can afford not to - who knows what the future is going to bring?  

I read a few things online today criticising top clubs such as Spurs and Newcastle etc for utilising the system - it's easy to see why they have attracted criticism given they are paying individuals in excess of 100K or more per week.  

An all this free money isn't really free, is it?  

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Very little information is coming from our board regarding the present situation, which maybe a good thing or a bad thing. Tim Keyes will be worried about all his other business interests as well as Dundee FC. Maybe he has enough money that will enable him to navigate a path for the club through this crisis without having to depend on the furlough option, we just don't know. We will soon find out no doubt.

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3 minutes ago, deesforever1893 said:

Makes no sense for any Company NOT to use the furlough option

I agree ... Unless there are some "wee hidden clauses" we dinnae ken aboot, when every penny is a prisoner, TK & JN should already have this in hand.

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2 minutes ago, Gedee said:

I agree ... Unless there are some "wee hidden clauses" we dinnae ken aboot, when every penny is a prisoner, TK & JN should already have this in hand.

Naw, think its a no brainer, no hidden clauses, still paying out a lot to the higher paid players, if they decide to make up the difference, but should cover all the kids, office staff etc.

Its been extended to cover Employers NI contributions and Company's share of basic pension contributions as  well.

No system in place to claim it back yet though, so big cash flow issues at present I would think.

They say end of April before Companies can begin claiming back, and can be backdated until 1st March, although employees would have had to be off work at that time

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Does dundee not have insurance for this? I thought I seen it on here that there was 6 teams got insurance and dundee were one of them?

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Dundee - and five other clubs in Scotland - have insurance that covers this supposedly.

Edit : Just seen Deeboy's post.

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7 minutes ago, WeighorstsWang said:

Dundee - and five other clubs in Scotland - have insurance that covers this supposedly.

Edit : Just seen Deeboy's post.

Do we have proof of this,anyone in the know 

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