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Halifax latest club to furlough staff

Halifax have become the latest Championship club to put their staff onto furlough leave.

They are the third Championship club to take this option. Featherstone Rovers and Sheffield Eagles have confirmed their news in the last few days. Widnes Vikings have also announced their intentions to follow suit.

The West Yorkshire club have confirmed all but one of their media staff have been placed onto the government scheme. It will see the government cover 80-per-cent of wages, or up to £2,500 a month while employees are on temporary leave.

Managing Director Dave Grayson told the club website: “With no game revenue coming into the Club for, as yet an undefined time, the Club’s finances will be put under stress.

“We as a BoD (Board of Directors) have to ensure that every solution to risk mitigate is explored and actioned.

“These are unprecedented times and we as a club need to come together and ensure that the history
of this great club is not ended by this virus.

“And we continue to provide enjoyment and great memories for everybody associated with Halifax RLFC for many years to come.”

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