Victoria Beckham is said to have furloughed 30 members of staff from her struggling fashion empire and is expected to seek government support .
Victoria has a reported family wealth of £335 million.
The 46-year-old former Spice Girl has seen her fashion brand struggle in recent years and has recently issued letters to staff to let them know of plans to reduce salaries to 80 per cent in line with furlough procedures.
Vicky herself is believed to not be taking her own salary during the coronavirus crisis – and recently saw top staff including her senior executive and chief marketing officer quit.
It has also been reported that her flagship store in Hong Kong faces closure as she looks to get her business back under control.
“Like many, Victoria has reluctantly had to furlough staff members. It wasn’t a decision she took lightly but, for the long-term stability and profitability of the company, it had to be done,” a source told The Sun on Sunday.
“She has been personally keeping all her team involved with emails the whole way through, and has put all of the staff involved on enhanced furlough packages,” the source continued.
Victoria’s plan to furlough staff could see her claiming tens of thousands of taxpayer money should the government agree to offer a relief grant.
It is believed the furloughed staff will reaming employed, but 80 per cent of their wages can be claimed back from the government of up to £2,500 per month per employee.
It is believed the staff are also being furloughed for two months “so far”.
A spokesman for Mrs Beckham said: “We are working hard to ensure our much-valued Victoria Beckham team are protected during this unsettled time by keeping our business healthy.