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Furlough Numbers Fall To Their Lowest Level Yet

Furlough numbers have fallen to their lowest level this year, according to official statistics which confirm that the number of people relying on the scheme fell to 3.4 million.

  • 1.3 million fewer employees accessed the furlough scheme in March and April according to new data showing our focus on jobs continues to pay off
  • the furlough scheme will remain in place until the end of September to ensure jobs are protected as businesses get back on their feet
  • new figures also show that a total of 2.8 million people have benefitted from the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

The figures show that more than one million fewer employees had this government support across March and April, with some of the biggest falls in the under 18s and 18 to 24 age groups.

Since the start of the pandemic, more than 11.5 million employees and 1.3 million employers have now been supported by the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

New figures also show that 2.8 million individuals benefitted from the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme which has provided over £24 billion in support.

HMRC data released last month showed that the number of payrolled employees increased by nearly 100,000 in April.  According to a statement from HM Treasury, “the figures make it clear that our Plan for Jobs is working to protect and create jobs across the country”.

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