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UK Government supports the wages of 31,100 jobs across Rhondda Cynon Taf

Since the launch of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), the UK Government has supported the wages of 31,100 jobs in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

The CJRS and SEISS were announced by the Chancellor, and are run by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), as part of a package of support measures for businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Businesses have furloughed 23,400 jobs in Rhondda Cynon Taf, up to 31 May 2020, since the CJRS was launched on 20 April 2020. This is to help UK employers who have been severely affected by coronavirus to retain their employees and protect the UK economy.

An announcement was made on 12 May 2020 that the scheme will run until the end of October to continue the support for jobs and businesses as people return to work.

The SEISS was rolled out ahead of schedule in May and has financially supported 7,700 self-employed individuals in Rhondda Cynon Taf who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus outbreak and paid grants worth a total of £21,800,000 up to 31 May 2020.

On 29 May 2020, the Chancellor announced an extension to this scheme. Those eligible to claim the SEISS grant will be able to claim a second and final grant in August of up to £6,750.

Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, said:

“The UK Government is doing everything we can to protect jobs and businesses in Wales and across the UK during the crisis.  Our unprecedented job retention and self-employment support schemes have supported the livelihoods of millions and will help ensure our recovery is as swift as possible.”  

Simon Hart, Secretary of State for Wales, said:

“The UK Government said it would do whatever it took to support the people and businesses of Wales through the pandemic and we have produced an unprecedented package of measures to deliver on that promise.

 

“So far, 316,500 Welsh jobs have been supported by the job retention scheme while £273m has been provided to support 102,000 self-employed people. People and businesses in Wales have also benefited from UK-wide schemes such as VAT deferral, company loans and Universal Credit, while the Welsh Government has been allocated an additional £2.2 billion in direct coronavirus funding.

 

“The UK Government has provided certainty for employers and workers to ensure that Wales’s economy is ready to bounce back from the pandemic.”

 

Further guidance on both schemes will be available tomorrow (Friday 12 June 2020) at GOV.UK

Notes for editors

  1. A breakdown* of claims is below and here’s a link to the statistics on GOV.UK https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmrc-coronavirus-covid-19-statistics

 

CJRS

Number of Employments Furloughed

 

 

Wales

316,500

 

 

Isle of Anglesey

Blaenau Gwent

Bridgend

Caerphilly

Cardiff

Carmarthenshire

Ceredigion

Conwy

Denbighshire

Flintshire

Gwynedd

Merthyr Tydfil

Monmouthshire

Neath Port Talbot

Newport

Pembrokeshire

Powys

Rhondda Cynon Taf

Swansea

Torfaen

Vale of Glamorgan

Wrexham

6,400

6,600

15,300

17,900

36,000

18,000

6,500

13,200

9,800

18,800

13,300

6,000

9,100

12,700

16,600

12,900

13,100

23,400

23,000

9,900

13,200

15,100

 

SEISS

Number of Claims Made

£ Value of Claims Made

Wales

102,000

273,000,000

Isle of Anglesey

Blaenau Gwent

Bridgend

Caerphilly

Cardiff

Carmarthenshire

Ceredigion

Conwy

Denbighshire

Flintshire

Gwynedd

Merthyr Tydfil

Monmouthshire

Neath Port Talbot

Newport

Pembrokeshire

Powys

Rhondda Cynon Taf

Swansea

Torfaen

Vale of Glamorgan

Wrexham

2,700

1,800

3,700

4,800

9,900

7,000

3,800

4,600

3,400

4,500

5,700

1,700

3,400

3,400

3,900

5,700

8,100

7,700

5,800

2,500

4,000

4,000

 

7,000,000

4,600,000

9,900,000

12,900,000

26,500,000

17,500,000

9,500,000

12,300,000

9,300,000

12,300,000

15,500,000

4,700,000

9,400,000

8,900,000

10,300,000

14,100,000

22,400,000

21,800,000

15,100,000

6,800,000

11,300,000

11,100,000

      

 

 

*For the CJRS, regional data is only available for the number of employments furloughed. This is because UK PAYE data is based on the location of the employers’ PAYE scheme address, usually their payroll department or headquarters, which may not be in the same region as the furloughed employee lives. For the CJRS the number of employers furloughing staff and the amount claimed is based upon the employers’ PAYE scheme address, so it would be misleading to publish this information regionally.

   

  1. The number of jobs furloughed under the CJRS is calculated as the sum of the maximum number of employees furloughed by any PAYE scheme across all claims by that scheme.

 

  1. The number of employers who have furloughed staff is calculated by the number of CJRS claims received for PAYE schemes registered with HMRC (with an employer reference).

 

  1. More information about the CJRS can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wages-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

 

  1. More information about the SEISS can be found at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/business-support

 

  1. Data provided in this news release is to midnight on 31 May 2020. New information was published on 9 June 2020 showing the total number of claims by scheme and value of claims made by midnight on 7 June 2020.

 

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