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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Private Education

Question for Treasury

UIN 67285, tabled on 1 November 2021

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many private schools claimed support from the Coronavirus Job Support Scheme over the 2021 summer holidays.

Answered on

4 November 2021

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was set up to support employers to retain their employees through the Covid-19 pandemic. After running continuously for nineteen months, the scheme closed on 30 September 2021.

The CJRS was available to all employers and employees, provided they met the eligibility criteria. 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.

There are detailed sector breakdowns for the education sector available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmrc-coronavirus-covid-19-statistics. HMRC also published a list of employers who claimed the CJRS from December 2020 to July 2021: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employers-who-have-claimed-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

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