Data reveals 1.9 million workers remain on furlough

Industry News - 25th August 2021

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will end on 30 September 2021 and data published by HMRC has revealed that 1.9 million workers remain on furlough up to 30 June 2021.

The data showed that the number of employees furloughed on the CJRS fell by 590,000 from the end of May.

The data also revealed that younger workers have been leaving furlough most quickly, whilst one in ten workers aged 65 or over were on furlough.

Overall the scheme has supported around 11.6 million jobs at various times, since it began in March 2020.

For guidance on claiming CJRS visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wages-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

Internet link: GOV.UK CJRS statistics

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