We do not currently have estimates of the number of migrants who are in the UK and subject to no recourse to public funds (NRPF) at any given time.
Migrants coming to the UK are expected to maintain and support themselves and their families without posing a burden on the UK’s welfare system. Access to benefits and other publicly funded services reflects the strength of a migrant’s connections to the UK.
The Home Office publish a range of statistics on entry clearance visas, and extensions of leave in the UK in the quarterly Immigration Statistics (https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release). However, these do not show the number of people subject to NRPF.
The Home Office is working closely with other government departments to support people, including migrants with NRPF, through this pandemic. We have announced a range of measures to ensure people can stay safe and many of these are available for those with a NRPF condition, such as protection for renters from evictions, a mortgage holiday for those who need it.
I can confirm the assistance being given under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-employed Income Support Scheme are not classed as public funds and are available to all those in work or self-employment respectively, including those with NRPF status and those on zero-hour contracts. Statutory sick pay and some other work-related benefits are also not classed as public funds and so are also available to all.
The Government has outlined the support available to migrants, including those with NRPF, which can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-get-support-if-youre-a-migrant-living-in-the-uk.