Ed Sheeran Is Still Paying Staffers at His Closed Bar, Won't Take Government Aid During Pandemic

April 29, 2020
 Ed Sheeran performs in concert on the opening night of his Australian tour at Optus Stadium on March 2, 2018

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Ed Sheeran is still paying staffers at the London bar he co-owns, even though the bar has been closed since March, according to Entertainment Tonight. Sheeran and his business partner at Bertie Blossoms bar say they will continue paying their workers in full. They have also refused a government offer to furlough the employees and allow the government to pay 80 percent of their wages. "The business, co-owned by Ed Sheeran and Stuart Camp, is not, and will not, be accessing any government scheme of any kind, including furloughing, grants, loans and so on,” a rep for Sheeran said. Sheeran opened the bar last year.