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30 June, 2020 Open access

Total value of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claims rises to more than £25 billion

Weekly HMRC statistics also show that number of employees furloughed increased by 100,000 in week up to 21 June 2020, taking the total furloughed since the scheme launched to 9.3 million

The total value of claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has risen to more than £25 billion, according to new HMRC figures.

In weekly statistics on take-up of the CJRS issued today, HMRC reports that - 

In addition, new statistics for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme show that there has been a total of 2.6 million claims between the scheme's launch date on 13 May 2020 and 28 June 2020 (the same number as recorded for the previous three weeks) with a total value of £7.6 billion (the same amount as recorded in the previous two weeks).

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