With the total annual wage bill of the Premier League standing at £1.6bn annually, according to the 2019 Global Sports Salary Survey, a 30% cut would amount to £480m. Based on that figure, the amount of lost tax would be £216m in income tax and £9.5m in NI, giving a total of £225.5m. … [Read more...] about Would a Premier League pay cut really cost the government £200m?
Common Goal – a global project whose members include Juan Mata, Jürgen Klopp and Megan Rapinoe – is a movement through which footballers and coaches pledge 1% of their earnings to organisations that drive social change. It works with community bodies in 90 countries. … [Read more...] about Premier League captains close to launching charitable fund after talks
José Mourinho has said he wrongly ignored government advice regarding the coronavirus lockdown after he and members of his Tottenham squad were pictured training on Hadley Common in north London. … [Read more...] about José Mourinho admits he was wrong to take Spurs training amid coronavirus
A “regular” worker is able to leave his or her employer in exchange for limited compensation or a notice period. Also the employer can terminate the relationship with the worker at any time by respecting a period of notice or paying compensation. If clubs sign a player they take a risk by paying a transfer or signing-on fee and by paying substantial wages. In exchange for this risk, players cannot leave the club before the end of the contract except when all involved parties agree otherwise. Players also know that during the contractual term they can be sure the club will pay their salary. … [Read more...] about Footballers should not be forced to take pay cuts – and this is why
“The country will lose its hospices at a time when they are needed most,” said Travis. “This is a plea and no less, we cannot wait any longer. Our doctors and nurses are working night and day to provide end of life care to more people, now and in the coming weeks, than ever before. We are a critical frontline support service in the fight against coronavirus yet we are on the brink of closure.” … [Read more...] about Sue Ryder may close hospices as lockdown blows hole in budget