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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Question for Treasury

UIN 72889, tabled on 13 July 2020

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.

Answered on

16 July 2020

Statistics on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme are published on GOV.UK. The latest publication can be found here: 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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