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Ebbsfleet United issue apology regarding late payment of staff and player wages

By Steve Tervet

Ebbsfleet United have apologised for the late payment of wages after their players spoke out last week.

The club also said they were looking to rectify issues surrounding the non-payment of pension contributions.

But Fleet insisted none of their players had taken to the pitch without medical insurance in reply to the other claim made by the squad.

Ebbsfleet United chairman Dr Abdulla Al-Humaidi Picture: Andy Payton
Ebbsfleet United chairman Dr Abdulla Al-Humaidi Picture: Andy Payton

They issued a statement on Monday in response to the story we ran on this website on Friday.

It said: "First and foremost we would like to apologise for the situation.

"There are a range of complex and frustrating circumstances that have led to this and we are doing everything we can to rectify cash flow and reduce the potential for such situations to reoccur.

"In respect of wages: all management, players and club staff have now been paid in full for January 2019. We deeply regret payments have been delayed.

"The club wanted to be certain this had been fulfilled before making any comment.

"In terms of medical insurance, our insurers have confirmed that all playing staff were fully covered throughout the period in question (December 2018). At no time were any players at risk of playing matches uninsured.

"On the matter of pension contributions, the club acknowledges there are outstanding contributions which we are addressing with Now:Pensions Ltd (the club’s workplace pensions provider) to resolve to the satisfaction of all our staff and players.

"We regret the problems created by these issues but we want to reassure supporters – and in particular our players and staff – that their concerns will be resolved as quickly as possible.

"Furthermore, we wish to thank all players, staff and their families for their understanding and patience to this point and for the very considerable efforts and loyalty shown to the club throughout this period."

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