How many people furloughed in Mansfield and Ashfield as coronavirus cost spirals into the millions

A total of 28,800 people have been furloughed and £20,400,000 paid out in Mansfield and Ashfield by the Government to support the wages of people during the coronavirus pandemic, it has been revealed.

By Kev Rogers
Thursday, 11th June 2020, 1:28 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th June 2020, 6:25 pm

The cost of the effects of coronavirus on the East Midlands economy was revealed in Government figures announced today.

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 118,600 jobs in Nottinghamshire according to Government figures announced today (June11).

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.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, said: “The UK Government is doing everything we can to protect jobs and businesses in

Nottinghamshire 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.”

Businesses have furloughed 93,300 jobs in Nottinghamshire, 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 May 12, 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 25,300 self-employed individuals in Nottinghamshire who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus outbreak and paid grants worth a total of £73.6million up to 31 May 2020.

Number of claims made followed by value. East Midlands: 153,000 £444,000,000.

Nottinghamshire County £25,300 73,600,000. Mansfield: 3,500 £10,000,000, Ashfield: 3,800 £10,400,000, Bassetlaw: 3,500 £9,800,000, Broxtowe: 3,200 £9,500,000, Gedling: 4,000 £12,000,000, Newark and Sherwood 4,000 £11,700,000, Rushcliffe 3,400 £10,300,000.

CJRS

Number of Employments Furloughed

East Midlands: 559,100

Nottinghamshire County: 93,300; Mansfield 13,500, Ashfield: 15,300, Bassetlaw 13,100, Broxtowe 11,900, Gedling 14,000, Newark and Sherwood 13,900, Rushcliffe 11,600.