Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Treasury written question – answered on 16th October 2020.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Labour, Hemsworth

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employees were on furlough under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme as at 1st September 2020.

Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Labour, Hemsworth

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in each region of the UK were in receipt of the Coronavirus Retention Scheme as at 1 September 2020.

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

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) published statistics about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on 18 September 2020 which include figures for jobs furloughed for the UK and by country and region as at 31 July. These are the latest figures available, and can be found on GOV.UK:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-statistics-september-2020

Information on the number of employees furloughed (rather than employments furloughed) is not available; a person may have multiple employments.

The next release of these statistics will provide data on employments furloughed for the UK and each country and region as at 31 August. This is due to be published on 22 October. More information on this release can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/announcements/coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-statistics-october-2020

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