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Data on the number and value of claims made, up to 30 September 2020.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have published the number of claims made to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) up to 30 September 2020.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

This update provides a snapshot of those that were furloughed as at the 31 August 2020.

  • As at 31 August 2020, 130,400 employments in Wales were furloughed under the CJRS, a take up rate of 10%; broadly similar to the take up rate across the UK.
  • Compared with 31 July 2020, the number of furloughed employments in Wales decreased by 80,200 (38.1%).
  • 68,100 females and 62,300 males in Wales were furloughed under the CJRS as at 31 August, accounting for 52% and 48% of all furloughed employments, respectively.

Previously furloughed employments remaining on payroll.

  • In Wales, 90% of employees that left the CJRS furlough scheme between April and July were still on their original payroll in August, suggesting they remained working for their original employer.

CJRS data includes those furloughed as at 31 August and for whom claims were submitted to HMRC by 30 September 2020. Figures for August are preliminary and are likely to be revised in future releases.

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

These statistics set out information on the second grant of the SEISS which opened for claims on the 17 August 2020.

  • Up to 30 September 2020, there have been 93,000 successful claims for the second SEISS in Wales, which is 66% of those who are eligible for the scheme.
  • The total value of all claims made in Wales up to 30 September was £218 million.
  • Self-employed people working in construction in Wales accounted for the largest share of all claims (29%) and had one of the highest take up rates (74%).


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