The latest coronavirus-related statistics published

23 October 2020

HMRC has published the latest set of statistics relating to the use of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

As of 18 October 2020, the total value of claims made under the scheme equated to £41.4 billion. This is in contrast to the value on the date figures were last recorded – on 20 September 2020 - when claims totalled £39.3 billion. The number of jobs that have been furloughed remains unchanged since 2 August 2020, from which date 9.6 million jobs have been furloughed, and this spans across 1.2 million employers.

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) has paid out £5.9 billion in grants to eligible self-employed individuals according to data taken on 18 October 2020. This is across 2.3 million claims, and sees an increase from 20 September 2020, at which point £5.6 billion had been paid out in relation to 2.2 million claims.

More detailed information about the distribution of payments under each scheme is available online. The statistics page analyses the CJRS by scheme size, sector, geography and also explores the use of flexible furlough. Statistics available relating to the SEISS provide details on the number of individuals claiming the grant by age, gender, industry sector and geography.


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