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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) up to 14 September 2021 and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) up to 15 September 2021.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

This update provides a snapshot of those that were furloughed as at the 31 August 2021.

  • As at 31 August 2021, 46,000 employments in Wales were furloughed under the CJRS, a take up rate of 4%; similar to the take up rate across the UK (5%).
  • There was a 17% decrease in the number of furloughed employments in Wales between 31 July and 31 August 2021, and the number of furloughed employments are 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 14%, followed by other service activities at 12%. These take-up rates are much higher than the take-up rate for Wales as a whole.
  • 21,600 females and 24,500 males in Wales were furloughed under the CJRS as at 31 August 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 31 August 2021 and for whom claims were submitted to HMRC by 14 September 2021. 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 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 15 September 2021, there have been 39,000 successful claims for the fifth SEISS in Wales, which is 28% of those who are eligible for the scheme.
  • The take up so far has been 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 15 September 2021 of all claims made in Wales under the fifth grant was £82 million.
  • Self-employed people working in construction in Wales accounted for by far the largest share of all claims (33%).

The claim window for SEISS was open until the end of September, so the data is not final for the fifth grant.


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