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23 June, 2020 Open access

Total value of CJRS claims is now almost £23 billion, with increase of more than £2 billion in last week alone

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 9.2 million

The total value of claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is now almost £23 billion, with an increase of more than £2 billion in the last week alone, 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 21 June 2020 (the same number as recorded for the previous two weeks) with a total value of £7.6 billion (the same amount as recorded in the previous week).

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