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Data on the number and value of claims made.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have published the number of claims made to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for the full scheme (up to the 21 November 2021) and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) for the full claims window (up to 28 October 2021).

This is the final publication in this series of official statistics.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

This update provides a snapshot of those that were furloughed when the CJRS ended as at the 30 September 2021 where claims were submitted to HMRC by the 21 November 2021.

  • As at 30 September 2021, 40,500 employments in Wales were furloughed under the CJRS, a take up rate of 3% – similar to the take up rate across the UK (4%).
  • There was a 13% decrease in the number of furloughed employments in Wales between 31 August and 30 September 2021, and the number of furloughed employments were at the lowest level since the time series began on 1 July 2020.
  • Arts, entertainment and recreation had the highest take-up rate in Wales at 11%, followed by other service activities at 10%. These take-up rates were much higher than the take-up rate for Wales as a whole.
  • 18,700 females and 21,700 males in Wales were furloughed under the CJRS as at 30 September 2021.
  • There was little variation in the take up rate of furloughed employments across local authorities in Wales.

CJRS data includes those furloughed as at 30 September 2021 and for whom claims were submitted to HMRC by 21 November 2021. Claims for September 2021 could have been amended until 28 October 2021. Therefore, the data for September is considered complete, although in a small range of specific circumstances, late claims and amendments can be made with a reasonable excuse and in agreement with HMRC.

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

These statistics set out information on the fifth grant of the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) which opened for claims on the 29 July 2021 and closed on 30 September 2021.

  • Up to 28 October 2021, there were 45,000 successful claims for the fifth SEISS in Wales, which is 32% of those who are eligible for the scheme.
  • The take up was lower than the fourth grant, and data shows a declining trend in take up from the first SEISS grant to the fifth.
  • The value up to 28 October 2021 of all claims made in Wales under the fifth grant was £95 million.
  • Self-employed people working in construction in Wales accounted for by far the largest share of all claims (32%).

This is the final data for the fifth grant of SEISS. 

Further information

Get help with the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Get help with the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme


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