Private Education: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Treasury written question – answered on 19th November 2021.

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Photo of Fleur Anderson Fleur Anderson Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2021 to Question 67285 on Private Education: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and with reference to the detailed sector breakdowns for the education sector, how many private schools claimed support from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to pay staff over the 2021 summer holidays.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The objective of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was to support employers to retain their employees. It was therefore not for the Government to decide whether an individual firm should take its staff off furlough. That was a decision for the employer, in consultation with the employee.

HMRC produce monthly Official Statistics on the CJRS. The most granular breakdown they provide for the education sector is split by pre-primary, primary and secondary. but does not cover a breakdown by type of school.

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