1. ITV Report

Swansea City employees issued redundancies warning

Employees at Swansea City AFC could face redundancies as the club tries to balance its books.

A letter sent to staff says that following the team's relegation from the Premier League in 2018, "The company is continuing to see its income reducing."

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The letter states that both Swansea City AFC and Swansea Stadium Management company could be significantly impacted and that:

"The companies have concluded that there is a risk that they will be unable to continue to provide work for all of its employees and that they may therefore have to make redundancies."

Former chairman Huw Jenkins resigned in February.

It comes just a few days after the club appointed Trevor Birch as chairman following Huw Jenkins' departure.

Responding to ITV Wales's request for comment, a Swansea City spokesperson said: "There is likely to be a reduction in headcount."

They added that it had "been a difficult decision" for the club.

The club can confirm that a comprehensive review of its operations and organisational structure is ongoing. As part of this process all staff have received notice informing them that the review is being undertaken and as a result there is likely to be a reduction in headcount.

We are hopeful that the offer of an improved voluntary package will limit the impact on staff.

It has been a difficult decision for the club to take, but these actions are necessary as part of the ongoing attempt to reduce the cost base in line with the significant reduction in revenue as a result of relegation from the Premier League.

– Swansea City Spokesperson

The club stressed that the decision was made before the appointment of new chairman Trevor Birch who takes up his position next month.