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7 July, 2020 Open access

Claims worth more than £35bn have been made to the Coronavirus Job Retention and Self-Employment Income schemes

New HMRC figures also highlight that 9.4 million jobs have been furloughed and there have been 2.7 million claims for support from self employed people

Claims worth more than £35 billion have been made to the Coronavirus Job Retention and Self-Employment Income schemes, according to new figures from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Since its launch on 20 April 2020, 9.4 million jobs have been furloughed under the Job Retention Scheme across more than 1 million employers, and the new figures highlight that, as of 5 July 2020, the total value of claims made to the scheme was 27.4 billion.

In addition, HMRC reports that, again as of 5 July 2020, there had been 2.7 million claims to the Self-Employment Income Scheme, with a total value of £7.7 billion.

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