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28 July, 2020 Open access

Claims worth almost £40bn have been made to the Coronavirus Job Retention and Self-Employment Income Support schemes

Weekly HMRC statistics show that value of claims has increased by almost £2bn since previous week, solely due to claims made under the CJRS

Claims worth almost £40 billion have been made under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), according to new HMRC figures.

In weekly statistics on the take-up of the CJRS and SEISS issued today, HMRC reports that in relation to the CJRS - 

In addition, HMRC highlights that there will be no further update to the statistics recorded for the first tranche of the SEISS because it closed on 13 July 2020 - when 2.7 million claims to the value of £7.8 billion had been made. It also confirms that information regarding the second tranche of the SEISS will be published when available after claims open on 17 August 2020.

For more information, see HMRC coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics from gov.uk