Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Treasury written question – answered on 16th July 2020.

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Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish aggregate data, in respect of public funding for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, showing for each month of that scheme's operation for each (a) Government office region of the UK, (b) district council area, (c) Westminster Parliamentary constituency, (d) Scottish Parliament constituency, and (e) Senedd constituency (i) how many organisations based in that area have received support, (ii) in what sector of the economy those organisations operate, (iii) the total number of staff in each organisation whose employment is being supported by that scheme in that month and (iv) the total amount of funding allocated.

Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish aggregate data on public funding for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme this year, showing, for each month of that scheme's operation for (a) each government office region of the United Kingdom, (b) each district council area in England, and each council area in Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, (c) each Westminster Parliamentary constituency, (d) each Scottish Parliament constituency and (e) each Senedd constituency and for companies in which (i) 5 or fewer, (ii) six-19, (iii) 20-39, (iv) 50-99, (v) 100-499, (vi) 500-999, (vii) 1000-4999, (vii) 5000 or more employees are receiving support through the scheme, (A) how many organisations of that size based in that area have received support, (B) the total number of staff in such organisations of that size in that area whose employment is being supported by that scheme in that month, and (C) the total amount of funding allocated to support such organisations of that size in that area.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Statistics on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme are published on GOV.UK. The latest publication can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-statistics-july-2020. This includes breakdowns of the total number of employments furloughed by industry sector, country, English region, local authority and by Westminster Parliamentary constituency. The publication also includes breakdowns of the total number of employments furloughed by the number of employees within each claiming PAYE scheme.

It is not possible to provide the further breakdowns requested in the time available. Furthermore, there are likely to be statistical disclosure issues at this level of disaggregation.

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