Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme statistics: 4 November 2021

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) ended on 30 September 2021.

Provisional data shows that when it closed on 30 September, the CJRS was supporting 410,000 employers who had a total of 1.14 million jobs on furlough. This is a decrease of 210,000 employments from 31 August when there were 1.35 million employments on furlough.

Employment support: The Kickstart Scheme

The Department for Work & Pensions (the Department) launched the Kickstart Scheme (Kickstart) in September 2020 in response to a significant forecast rise in youth unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As initially announced, Kickstart aims to “create hundreds of thousands of high-quality six-month work placements aimed at those aged 16–24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long-term unemployment.”

Impact Evaluation of the Coronavirus Community Support Fund

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The CCSF was targeted at small and medium sized community organisations delivering activities and support to people affected by the COVID-19 crisis. A total of £199m was allocated to the CCSF and £187m was distributed after administration and evaluation costs had been deducted. It was funded through the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and The National Lottery Community Fund (The Fund) was appointed to manage and distribute the funding.