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UK Government supports the income of over 510,000 people across Wales

Latest figures show an increase in the number of people in Wales benefitting from UK Government support schemes at the end of July

  • Figures show number of people in Wales receiving support through the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) and Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) rose last month;
  • 110,000 people in the country are now benefitting from the self employment grants;
  • More than 400,000 jobs in Wales have been furloughed ensuring people can return to work after the outbreak

New statistics show the support Wales has received from the government’s income support schemes rose last month.

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) were announced by the Chancellor at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March as part of a package of measures to support jobs, businesses and individuals affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

22,400 more people in Wales are benefitting from the furlough scheme than were in June, taking the total number to 400,800.

2,000 more people are receiving the SEISS grant, with the cost of the SEISS scheme so far in Wales £295 million for a total of 110,000 claims.

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