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Data on the number and value of claims made, up to 31 December 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 14 January 2021.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

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

  • As at 31 December 2020, 155,500 employments in Wales were furloughed under the CJRS, a take up rate of 12%; broadly similar to the take up rate across the UK.
  • The number of furloughed employments has generally been increasing since October 2020 (time series data for Wales starts on 1 July 2020) with a 24.4% (30,500) increase between 30 November and 31 December 2020. However, the number of furloughed employments is still lower than in July and August 2020.
  • 78,700 females and 76,800 males in Wales were furloughed under the CJRS as at 31 December 2020, accounting for 51% and 49% of all furloughed employments, respectively.
  • HMRC publish data to local authority level. The take up rate of furloughed employments across Wales ranged from 10% to 17%.

CJRS data includes those furloughed as at 31 December 2020 and for whom claims were submitted to HMRC by 14 January 2021. Figures for December are preliminary and are likely to be revised in future releases.

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

These statistics set out information on the third grant of the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) which opened for claims on the 30 November 2020.

  • Up to 31 December 2020, there have been 78,000 successful claims for the third SEISS in Wales, which is 56% of those who are eligible for the scheme.
  • The total value of all claims made in Wales up to 31st December was £204 million.
  • Self-employed people working in construction in Wales accounted for by far the largest share of all claims (34%).


HMRC have also published data on the Eat Out to Help Out scheme in Wales covering all claims made to the scheme up to 30 September 2020.


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