The Australian team is the fifth tour team to cut costs during the season's suspension, with sponsorship cutbacks and no clear return date forcing CCC Team, Astana, Bahrain McLaren and Lotto Soudal to follow suit.
Sources in Belgium believe the Mitchelton-Scott salary cuts were close to 70 per cent, though the team have not yet confirmed.
Adam and Simon Yates, Jack Haig, Amanda Spratt and Annemiek van Vleuten are just some of the stars who will now seek state benefits from their respective countries of residence.
Despite the difficult circumstances, Mitchelton-Scott remain united and will continue to hold virtual rides and conference calls together, according to Cyclingnews.
The cuts will ensure the team's survival for the 2020 season - a sacrifice their cycling-mad Australian owner Gerry Ryan hopes will pay off sooner rather than later.