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HMRC coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics

HMRC data about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, and the VAT payments deferral scheme.

This page is used to publish management information on the:

  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
  • VAT payments deferral scheme

It also collects together Official Statistics publications on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was launched on 20 April 2020.

We publish weekly management information every Tuesday, which covers:

  • the number of unique applicants to the scheme
  • the number of furloughed jobs
  • the value of the claims received up to the end of the previous Sunday

This data is provided on Twitter and published on this page.

Note: this data was initially provided daily via Twitter, but is now provided weekly since a fall in the number of daily claims.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme management information

Total claims made as of midnight Total number of jobs furloughed∂ Total number of employers furloughing‡ Total value of claims made
23 April† 3.8m 512,000 £4.5bn
3 May† 6.3m 800,000 £8.0bn
11 May 7.5m 935,000 £10.1bn
17 May 8m 986,000 £11.1bn
24 May 8.4m 1m £15bn
31 May 8.7m 1.1m £17.5bn
7 June 8.9m 1.1m £19.6bn
14 June 9.1m 1.1m £20.8bn
21 June 9.2m 1.1m £22.9bn
28 June 9.3m 1.1m £25.5bn

† These figures were first released on the HMRC Twitter feed.

∂ Calculated as the sum of the maximum number of employees furloughed by each PAYE scheme that has made a claim.

‡ Calculated as the number of distinct PAYE schemes that have made a claim.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Official Statistics

Monthly experimental statistics that provide estimates of the number and value of claims made to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to HMRC, broken down by:

  • employer size
  • sector of the economy
  • geography

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Claims for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme scheme began on 13 May 2020.

We publish weekly management information every Tuesday on the number and value of claims made to the scheme up to the end of the previous Sunday.

This data is provided on Twitter and published on this page.

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme management Information

Total claims made as of midnight Total number of claims made Total value of claims made
13 May 441,000 £1.3bn
14 May 1.1m £3.1bn
17 May 2m £6.1bn
24 May 2.3m £6.8bn
31 May 2.5m £7.2bn
7 June 2.6m £7.5bn
14 June 2.6m £7.6bn
21 June 2.6m £7.6bn
28 June 2.6m £7.7bn

Note: figures were initially published daily for 13 and 14 May 2020 - thereafter, figures were published weekly.

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Official Statistics

Monthly experimental statistics that show the number of individuals claiming the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant, and the value of these claims. The information includes:

  • age of claimants
  • gender of claimants
  • sector of self-employment activity
  • geography

VAT payments deferral scheme

The VAT payments deferral scheme was launched on 20 March 2020.

We publish monthly management information in the fourth week of each month, which covers:

  • the number of payments eligible for deferral
  • the number of payments deferred by businesses
  • the amount of VAT deferred

VAT payments deferral scheme management information

Filing and payment due date Payments eligible for deferral Payments deferred by businesses Amount of VAT deferred during period Total/cumulative amount of VAT deferred
7 April 342,000 140,000 £5.1bn £5.1bn
7 May 549,000 243,000 £17.2bn £22.3bn
7 June 337,000 113,000 £5.2bn £27.5bn

To note:

  • figures are based on payments due for return liability periods ending February, March and April 2020
  • number of payments eligible is based on payment returns submitted by 12 June 2020
  • number and amount of VAT deferred are based on taxpayers with outstanding return payment liabilities at 12 June 2020

Further guidance on the VAT payments deferral scheme

Published 12 May 2020
Last updated 30 June 2020 + show all updates
  1. Published updated data (up to end of Sunday 28 June) for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, and published updated data for the VAT payments deferral scheme (for the filing and payment due date of 7 June).

  2. Published updated weekly data (up to end of Sunday 21 June) for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

  3. Published updated weekly data (up to end of Sunday 14 June) for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

  4. Added links to the publications 'Self-Employment Income Support Scheme statistics: June 2020' and 'Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme statistics: June 2020' to the page

  5. Published updated data (up to end of Sunday 7 June) for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

  6. Published updated data (up to end of Sunday 31 May) for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, and published new data for the VAT payments deferral scheme.

  7. Published updated data (up to end of Sunday 24 May) for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

  8. Published updated data (up to end of Sunday 17 May) for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

  9. Updated data added for 14 May under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

  10. An update for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme that began on 13 May.

  11. First published.