“Charlotte has furloughed one member of staff only during this period – this particular role is currently not needed due to the impact of Covid-19,” they explained.
Her business was set up back in 2013 alongside her dad, who is listed on Companies House as the co-Director, meanwhile Crosby’s occupation is listed as ‘entertainer’.
While many celebrities have been caught up in furlough furores – celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay was accused of using furlough money to pay laid off staff their notice period last year – some well-known public figures have chosen to support staff themselves.
Back in April 2020, singer Ed Sheeran announced that he would do whatever it takes to keep his staff employed during the current crisis, and refused to furlough his employees under the CJRS scheme.
In addition, TV personality Simon Cowell recently called on stars to “rise to the challenge” when it comes to paying their own staff, reported The Sun.
He said: “I don’t like celebrities telling people what to do, and I know this is a hugely difficult time for so many – worries about family, health, jobs, paying the mortgage and feeding their family are at the forefront of people's minds.
“But there are still other people in business and in entertainment with resources available, so today it's those people I'm urging to rise to this enormous challenge.”
Despite this, statistics shared from a British Chambers of Commerce survey last year revealed that seven in ten UK firms have furloughed staff, indicating the high numbers of employers who have relied on the scheme to support workers.
With the coronavirus crisis ongoing, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the CJRS scheme, which sees furloughed workers paid 80% of their monthly wages by the taxpayer – which can be up to £2,500 per month – will be extended until April 30, 2021.
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