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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Local Government

Question for Treasury

UIN 66809, tabled on 1 July 2020

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many local authority staff are furloughed in each local authority; and what the cost to the public purse is of furloughed staff in each local authority.

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7 July 2020

Applications for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) opened on Monday 20th April. By midnight 28 June 2020, 1.1m employers had submitted claims to HMRC representing 9.3m employees furloughed and £25.5bn.

On 11 June HMRC released analysis of employer take up, which can be found on GOV.UK. HMRC do not require employers to provide addresses of their employees as part of their CJRS claim and so is unable to provide an accurate picture of employee take up by location.

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