Employment Allowance take-up numbers

07 November 2014

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have issued statistics estimating the numbers of employers in different categories who have taken up the Employment Allowance.

The report gives estimates on both a UK wide and regional level for the number of employers that took up the Employment Allowance in the first six months, i.e. by 5th October 2014. The publication also includes breakdowns by sector, constituency and employer size.

Employers are classified as having taken up the allowance if they have both claimed eligibility through an EPS and had some amount of the allowance offset against the amount of Class 1 secondary NICs which they pay to HMRC. On this basis the HMRC figures include about 68% of those employers who were estimated to be eligible.