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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Question for Treasury

UIN 72890, tabled on 13 July 2020

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.

Answered on

16 July 2020

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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Treasury
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