Covid-19 intelligence

This page brings together intelligence and information relating to Covid-19 in Lancashire from a variety of sources. We will continue to add more content as and when it is produced. 

For Lancashire County Council's main coronavirus information and advice page please use this link: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/your-health-and-wellbeing/coronavirus/   

The Lancashire Resilience Forum publishes a weekly bulletin with the latest figures on the number of coronavirus-related cases and deaths across Lancashire.

Contents

Mapping and quantifying high-risk populations for local planning
Small Area Vulnerability Index
Covid-19 case tracking and epidemiology
Covid-19 mortality at MSOA level
Covid-19 mortality of care home residents
Covid-19 mortality in the Lancashire-14 area
Vaccinations against Covid-19 in the Lancashire-14 area
Furloughed Employment
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme statistics (SEISS)

Mapping and quantifying high-risk populations for local planning

People aged 70 years and over are among those most at risk of severe illness from Covid-19. This interactive map from the Office for National Statistics shows densities of the population aged 70 and older and 85 and older down to neighbourhood level.

To view this and more information at source please visit: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/articles/coronaviruscovid19roundup/2020-03-26

 

Small Area Vulnerability Index

The SAVI is an empirically informed measure of Covid-19 vulnerability for each middle-layer super output area (MSOA) in England. The SAVI index investigates the association between each predictor (proportion of the population from ethnic minority backgrounds, income deprived, over 80 years old, living in care homes, living in overcrowded housing and having been admitted in the past five years for a chronic health condition) and Covid-19 mortality (between 1 March and 31 May 2020) using a multivariable Poisson regression, whilst accounting for the regional spread and duration of the epidemic.

For further background information visit: https://pldr.org/2020/06/18/exploring-the-vulnerability-to-covid19-between-communities-in-england/

 Source: Place-based Longitudinal Data Resource Experimental Measures Small Area Vulnerability Index

 

Covid-19 case tracking and epidemiology

The following information about Covid-19 cases comes from the Local Government Association.

 

Covid-19 mortality at MSOA level

The following map charts deaths from Covid-19 by month for Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs - click link for glossary definition). Enter a postcode to bring up the data for that MSOA area. The widget is supplied by the ONS.

 

Covid-19 mortality of care home residents

The following map and table is based on data supplied by ONS and shows deaths from Covid-19 of care home residents between 20th March 2020 and 2nd April 2021 by lower-tier local authority, including deaths at any location (rather than just deaths in the care homes). The first slide is a map of the Lancashire-14 area, the second is a table showing Covid-19 related and all deaths of care home residents, and the rank of the lower-tier local authority out of 334 English and Welsh authorities. Figures in the columns can be sorted by clicking on the column header. The sliding date selector in both slides allows any date range within the available dates to be selected.

Source: ONS, Deaths involving COVID-19 in the care sector, England and Wales: deaths registered between week ending 20 March 2020 and week ending 2 April 2021

Covid-19 mortality in the Lancashire-14 area

The following graphs and map are based on data supplied by ONS and shows registered deaths from Covid-19 between March 2020 and October 2021 by single and lower-tier local authority in the Lancashire-14 area. The time series data has been spread across two similar graphs because Power BI only shows up to 10 values in its tooltips display. In slide 2 any range of dates can be set for the charts and map using the sliding date slicer/selector at top right. The stacked bar chart shows actual place of death, rather than in which setting the deceased had previously been residing, as in the above section. Slide 3 compares the number of new cases to deaths from Covid-19, beginning in early July 2020 as prior to that mass testing was not available. Because the daily data this displayed might have overloaded devices of standard specification we have changed it to show weekly totals of cases, but a version with daily cases is available here. Slide 4 shows monthly deaths from all causes up to August 2021, compared to the average of 5 previous years (2015 to 2019).

Source: ONS, Deaths registered weekly in England and Wales, provisional, registered up to 8 October 2021, UK Coronavirus Dashboard ONS, Deaths registered monthly in England and Wales

Vaccinations in the Lancashire-14 area

The following maps show numbers of people having received first and/or second dose of a vaccination against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes the Covid-19 disease. Those districts in Cumbria (and Craven in North Yorkshire) which are wholly or partly in the wider Integrated Care System for Lancashire and South Cumbria are also mapped. The first slide compares the number of vaccinations in 14 age bands for each district when the cursor is moved across the map. In the second slide you can select any age band, which dose or any combination of these. The figures shown are for the period from 8th December 2020 to 3rd October 2021. This data is now only published weekly by NHS England.

Source: NHS England, COVID-19 Vaccinations

Furloughed Employments

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) timeline

The initial Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) timeline - 1 March 2020 to 31 October 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), commonly known as the furlough scheme, was launched by the Government on 20 April 2020 in order to support employers who have been unable to undertake their normal activities through the COVID-19 period.

March 2020. Under the initial CJRS, employers were able to claim support from the period starting 1 March 2020, where employees had already been furloughed from that date. The scheme initially provided employers with financial support up to 80% of salary, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month per employee, plus the associated Employer National Insurance contributions and pension contributions (up to the level of the minimum automatic enrolment employer pension contribution) on that subsidised furlough pay. 

The initial CJRS scheme closed to new entrants from 30 June 2020. From 1 July 2020 to 31 October 2020, employers were only able to furlough employees they had furloughed for a full three-week period prior to 30 June 2020. For details from 1 November 2020 to 31 March 2021, please see the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) section below. 

From 1 July 2020, employers have had the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back to work part time. Additionally, employers have the flexibility to decide the hours and shift patterns of their employees. Employees continue to receive 80% of wages, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month per employee.

For August 2020, the government scheme has supported 80% of wages up to a cap of £2,500 for the hours an employee is on furlough but employers pay ER NICs and pension contributions for the hours the employee is on furlough. 

For September 2020, the scheme has supported 70% of wages for the hours not worked up to a cap of £2,187.50. Employers pay ER NICs and pension contributions and top up employees’ wages (i.e. 10% up to £312.50) to ensure they receive 80% of their wages up to a cap of £2,500, for time they are furloughed.

For October 2020, the scheme has supported 60% of wages for the hours not worked up to a cap of £1,875. Employers pay ER NICs and pension contributions and top up employees’ wages (i.e. 20% up to £625.00) to ensure they receive 80% of their wages up to a cap of £2,500, for time they are furloughed.

When claiming the CJRS grant for furloughed hours, employers will need to report and claim for a minimum period of a week. Employers have until 30 November to submit claims for support from the initial CJRS (to 31 October 2020).

The extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) timeline - 1 November 2020 to 31 March 2021

On Thursday 5 November 2020, it was announced that the CJRS scheme would be extended from 1 November 2020 to 31 March 2021. Employers do not need to have used the CJRS previously. 

From 1 November 2020 to 31 January 2021, employers can claim for employees who were employed and on their PAYE payroll on 30 October 2020. The employer must have made a PAYE Real Time Information (RTI) submission to HMRC between the 20 March 2020 and 30 October 2020, notifying a payment of earnings for that employee. Employers will have flexibility to use the scheme for employees for any amount of time or shift pattern, furloughing employees on either a full-time or part-time basis, and will be able to vary the hours worked in agreement with the employee. Employees will receive 80% of their usual salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month. The £2,500 cap is proportional to the hours not worked. As under the initial CJRS rules, employees can be on any type of employment contract. Employer contributions during the CJRS extension until January will be the same as in August 2020 (see above). This means that for hours not worked by their employee, employers will only be asked to cover National Insurance and employer pension contributions. The government will review the policy in January to decide whether economic circumstances are improving enough to ask employers to contribute more. Employers will have to pay the employee’s wages for the hours they work as normal, as well as employer National Insurance and employer pension contributions.

Employees that were employed and on the payroll on 23 September 2020 who were made redundant or stopped working for their employer afterwards can be re-employed and claimed for. The employer must have made a PAYE Real Time Information (RTI) submission to HMRC from 20 March 2020 to 23 September 2020, notifying a payment of earnings for those employees. Similarly, an employee who was on a fixed term contract, on payroll on 23 September, and that contract expired after 23 September can be re-employed and claimed for, provided that the other eligibility criteria are met.

GOV.UK / HM Revenue and Customs information sources

Details of changes to the CJRS to 31 October 2020 are available via the GOV.UK Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme web page (updated 1 July 2020). 

Initial guidance and further details for the extended CJRS from 1 November 2020 to 31 January 2021 are available via the GOV.UK Extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme policy paper (published 5 November 2020). HM Revenue and Custom have indicated that full guidance for the CJRS extension will be published on 10 November 2020. The guidance for claim periods from February 2021 onwards will be published following review by the government.

Analysis of furloughed employments data as at 30 September 2020 - key points (provisional)

The number of furloughed employments in the UK peaked on the 8 May 2020 at 8.9 million, followed by reductions to roughly 8.2 million in early June and 6.8 million at 30 June 2020. Preliminary figures show that furloughed employments continued to fall throughout July to 5.2 million on 31 July 2020 and 3.6 million on 31 August 2020. It is estimated that the final figure for 31 July 2020 could be in the region of 5.3 million once all returns are received and revisions made. The 31 August figure could be revised upwards by around 12% - to about 3.7 million once all returns are received.

With regard to reductions in the number of furloughed employments, it should not necessarily be inferred that employees have returned to work or alternatively that employments have ended.

The latest provisional figures show that the number of employments furloughed in the UK has continued to fall through September, to 2.4 million at 30 September 2020. It is estimated that this figure could be revised upwards by around 12%, to 2.7 million, once all returns have been received.

Preliminary estimates show that the furloughing of staff across all sectors continued to decrease up to 30 September 2020.

Furloughing of staff in the wholesale and retail sector in the UK peaked on 24 April at 1.9 million employments. At 30 September, initial figures show 390,700 jobs furloughed in this sector – a decrease of more than 78% since the peak for the sector.

Accommodation and food services in the UK peaked at 1.65 million employments furloughed on 10 April. There was a net decline of 325,700 employments to 1.32 million employments furloughed by 30 June. Provisional figures for this sector show 1.063 million employments furloughed by 31 July, 654,500 employments furloughed by 31 August, and 477,900 by September 2020.

Furloughing in the arts and entertainment sector peaked later than other sectors on 15 May 2020 with 455,100 employments furloughed on that date. By 30 June there had been a net decrease of 61,700 employments furloughed in this sector, down to 393,400 furloughed employments. Preliminary figures for this sector show 329,700 employments furloughed at 31 July, 235,600 employments furloughed at 31 August, and 150,000 furloughed employments by 30 September 2020 - a decrease of two-thirds from the peak to 30 September 2020.

The manufacturing sector had a peak of 911,000 employments furloughed in the UK on 17 April 2020. This reduced to 583,600 by 30 June. Preliminary figures for this sector show 455,500 employments furloughed at 31 July, 316,900 employments furloughed at 31 August 2020, and 213,100 furloughed employments at 30 September 2020 – a fall of 77% from the peak in April 2020.

For construction, furloughing peaked on 14 April 2020 with 723,600 employments furloughed in the UK, with this falling to 404,200 employments on 30 June. Preliminary figures for this sector show 295,900 employments furloughed at 31 July, 195,500 employments furloughed at 31 August, and 147,300 furloughed employments at 30 September 2020 – a fall of 80% from the peak.

As at 30 September 2020, for the UK, the sector with the highest proportion of its workforce eligible for furlough that were actually furloughed was arts, entertainment and recreation at 23% followed by accommodation and food services sector at 22%. In all, 45% of employers in the arts, entertainment and recreation sector were using the furlough scheme at the end of August, as were 41% of employers in accommodation and food services.

The wholesale and retail sector was responsible for the greatest total value of claims up to the end of September at £7.7 billion. Accommodation and food services, and manufacturing were the two sectors with the next highest values of claims to date by the end of September, with £6.5 billion and £5.0 billion claimed respectively. In all, the value of claims made for periods to 30 September 2020 totals £41,356 billion.  

Preliminary estimates show there was broad consistency in furlough rates across the nations and regions of the UK at the end of September (provisional data). London had the highest take-up rate of 10% against the UK average of 8%. The North West and the Lancashire-14 area had marginally lower take-up rates of 7%. Within the Lancashire-14 area, take-up rates ranged between 6% in Lancaster to 8% in Fylde, Hyndburn, Pendle and Ribble Valley.

In most countries and regions in the UK more women than men were furloughed at 30 September, the greatest exception to this being the West Midlands where 99,200 women were furloughed and 104,100 men. In the Lancashire-14 area, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Preston, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool had more males on furlough than women at 30 September 2020 (see CJRS table 3 below). The Lancashire-14 area also had marginally more men furloughed (23,400) than women (23,000).

In the UK, 201,500 employers were using flexible furlough at the end of September 2020 for at least one job. In total over 925,800 employments were on flexible furlough at the end of September – about 38% of all furloughed employments. At 48%, the Accommodation and food services sector had the highest proportion of employments furloughed flexibly.

See GOV.UK Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme statistics: November 2020 (published by HM Revenue and Customs on 25 November 2020) for further analysis. 

CJRS Table 1: Estimates of the numbers of claims made to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC): to 31 May 2020, to 30 June 2020 and to 31 July 2020

Please note that data in the table below presents the number of claims for periods up to 30 June – the last day before the introduction of flexible furloughing. The data used includes claims submitted to HMRC by 31 July 2020 (the final date for CJRS claims for the period to 30 June 2020).

Area 2019 mid-year estimates of the resident working age population aged 16 to 64 Total number of furloughed employment claims to 31 May 2020 Total number of furloughed employment claims to 30 June 2020 Total number of furloughed employment claims to 31 July 2020 (for period to 30 June 2020) 31 July 2020 - take up rate of eligible employments Furloughed employments as a percentage of the resident working age population aged 16 to 64 Change in furloughed employments, 31 May 2020 to 31 July 2020 Percentage change in furloughed employments, 31 May 2020 to 31 July 2020
Burnley 53,500 11,200 13,100

13,700

35% 25.6% 2,500 22.3%
Chorley 72,800 13,300 15,400 16,300 30% 22.4% 3,000 22.6%
Fylde 45,900 8,700 9,800 10,100 31% 22.0% 1,400 16.1%
Hyndburn 49,200 9,800 11,400 11,800 34% 24.0% 2,000 20.4%
Lancaster 92,400 14,200 16,500 18,000 30% 19.5% 3,800 26.8%
Pendle 55,400 12,100 14,000 14,600 38% 26.4% 2,500 20.7%
Preston 92,700 15,400 17,900 18,800 28% 20.3%

3,400

22.1%
Ribble Valley 36,100 7,900 9,000 9,400 34% 26.0% 1,500 19.0%
Rossendale 44,100 8,400 9,600 10,000 32% 22.7% 1,600 19.0%
South Ribble 66,800 12,500 14,300 15,100 29% 22.6% 2,600 20.8%
West Lancashire 69,200 11,800 13,800 14,700 28% 21.2% 2,900 24.6%
Wyre 63,300 12,100 13,800 14,300 32% 22.6% 2,200 18.2%
Lancashire-12 area 741,500 137,500 158,500 166,800 31% 22.5% 29,300 21.3%
Blackburn with Darwen 93,300 16,500 19,400 20,400 33% 21.9% 3,900 23.6%
Blackpool 84,700 17,200 20,000 20,900 36% 24.7% 3,700 21.5%
Lancashire-14 area 919,600 171,200 197,900 208,100 32% 22.6% 36,900 21.6%
North West 4,560,400 828,900 974,500 1,035,600 32% 22.7% 206,700 24.9%
England 35,116,600 6,445,800 7,600,900 8,067,700 32% 23.0% 1,621,900 25.2%
Unknown area - 1,093,700 417,700 104,100 n/a - -989,600 -90.5%
United Kingdom 41,724,000 8,696,000 9,373,900 9,601,700 32% 23.0% 905,700 10.4%

Notes: The data are classified as Experimental Statistics owing to the methodologies used still being in development. As a result, the data may be subject to future revision. Furloughed employments are based on each employee's residential address and may not match the place of work owing to travel to work patterns. Where submitted data cannot be matched or verified, it is allocated to the 'unknown' category. As the July 2020 figures have 989,600 fewer allocated to this category than were in the May figures, it is clear that many more of the furloughed employments have been correctly allocated. As a result the monthly increases for all other geographies appear much higher than the United Kingdom increase. For an employer to qualify, they needed to have created a Pay As You Earn (PAYE) scheme by 19 March 2020.  For CJRS statistics, an employer is defined as a PAYE scheme. A furloughed employee must have been employed on 19 March 2020 and the employer must have submitted a Real Time Information (RTI) submission to HMRC by 19 March 2020. A person may be furloughed by multiple employers (if applicable).

Source: GOV.UK, HM Revenue & Customs CJRS statistics to 31 May 2020 (published 11 June 2020); to 30 June 2020 (published 15 July 2020); to 31 July 2020 (published 21 August 2020); and Office for National Statistics, 2019 mid-year population estimates.

Table updated 21 August 2020 with CJRS claims to 31 July 2020.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme statistics as at 31 August 2020

Starting from 1 July 2020, except in certain exceptional circumstances, staff who had not already been furloughed under the scheme may not be included in claims for support. On 1 July 2020, the option was introduced for employers to furlough their employees for part of their usual hours, with the employee free to work the remainder.

The changes to the CJRS from 1 July 2020 have gradually reduced the total level of support available to employers for each furloughed employee. However, employees continue to receive 80% of wages, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month per employee. For changes to the CJRS introduced in July, August, September and October 2020, please see the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) timeline at the beginning of this furloughed employments section.  

Key point (provisional)

In most countries and regions in the UK more women than men were furloughed at 31 August 2020, the greatest exception to this being the West Midlands where 137,300 women were furloughed and 141,100 men. In the Lancashire-14 area, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Preston, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool had more males on furlough than women at 31 August 2020 (see CJRS table 2 below). 

CJRS Table 2: Provisional number of claims to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme as at 31 August 2020

Please note that data in the table below presents the provisional number of claims as at 31 August 2020. The data used includes claims submitted to HMRC by 30 September 2020. The data for July and August 2020 is incomplete as claims relating to these months may still be submitted until 30 November 2020. The figures will be revised in future GOV.UK, HMRC releases.  

Area Female employments furloughed at 31 August 2020

Female eligible employments

Female take-up rate Male employments furloughed at 31 August 2020 Male eligible employments Male take-up rate Total employments furloughed Total eligible employments  Total take-up rate
Burnley 1,700 19,200 9% 2,100 20,100 10% 3,800 39,300 10%
Chorley 2,600 27,700 9% 2,300 26,400 9% 4,900 54,100 9%
Fylde 1,800 16,900 11% 1,500 15,900 9% 3,300 32,800 10%
Hyndburn 1,700 17,400 10% 1,800 17,200 11% 3,600 34,600 10%
Lancaster 2,500 30,900 8% 2,200 29,400 8% 4,800 60,300 8%
Pendle 1,900 18,600 10% 2,200 19,400 11% 4,100 38,000 11%
Preston 2,800 32,200 9% 2,900 33,900 9% 5,700 66,200 9%
Ribble Valley 1,700 14,200 12% 1,400 13,800 10% 3,100 28,000 11%
Rossendale 1,500 15,900 9% 1,500 15,100 10% 3,000 31,000 10%
South Ribble 2,300 26,600 9% 2,000 25,500 8% 4,300 52,100 8%
West Lancashire 2,500 26,400 10% 2,100 25,400 8% 4,700 51,700 9%
Wyre 2,200 23,300 10% 2,000 21,300 9% 4,200 44,600 9%
Lancashire-12 area 25,400 269,300 9% 24,000 262,300 9% 49,400 532,600 9%
Blackburn with Darwen 2,700 29,700 9% 3,200 32,600 10% 6,000 62,300 10%
Blackpool 2,800 30,200 9% 3,000 28,600 10% 5,700 58,900 10%
Lancashire-14 area 30,900 329,200 9% 30,200 324,500 9% 61,100 653,800 9%
North West 163,200 1,662,800 10% 156,000 1,618,600 10% 319,200 3,281,400 10%
England 1,384,900 12,928,300 11% 1,262,600 12,649,500 10% 2,647,500 25,577,900 10%
Unknown area 19,500 83,800 - 19,800 117,400 - 183,900 201,200 -
United Kingdom 1,631,600 15,354,300 11% 1,498,800 14,998,800 10% 3,274,900 (note) 30,353,200 11%

NotesThe data are classified as Experimental Statistics owing to the methodologies used still being in development. As a result, the data may be subject to future revision. Furloughed employments are based on each employee's residential address and may not match the place of work owing to travel to work patterns. Where submitted data cannot be matched or verified, it is allocated to the 'unknown' category. For an employer to qualify, they needed to have created a Pay As You Earn (PAYE) scheme by 19 March 2020.  For CJRS statistics, an employer is defined as a PAYE scheme. A furloughed employee must have been employed on 19 March 2020 and the employer must have submitted a Real Time Information (RTI) submission to HMRC by 19 March 2020. A person may be furloughed by multiple employers (if applicable).

Source: HM Revenue and Customs Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Real Time information via GOV.UK, HMRC, Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme statistics: October 2020 - data tables (published 22 October 2020). 

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme statistics as at 30 September 2020

Key points (provisional)

Preliminary estimates show there was broad consistency in furlough rates across the nations and regions of the UK at the end of September (provisional data). London had the highest take-up rate of 10% against the UK average of 8%. The North West and the Lancashire-14 area had marginally lower take-up rates of 7%. Within the Lancashire-14 area, take-up rates ranged between 6% in Lancaster to 8% in Fylde, Hyndburn, Pendle and Ribble Valley.

In most countries and regions in the UK more women than men were furloughed at 30 September, the greatest exception to this being the West Midlands where 99,200 women were furloughed and 104,100 men. In the Lancashire-14 area, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Preston, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool had more males on furlough than women at 30 September 2020 (see CJRS table 3 below). The Lancashire-14 area also had marginally more men furloughed (23,400) than women (23,000).

CJRS Table 3: Provisional number of claims to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme as at 30 September 2020

Please note that data in the table below presents the provisional number of claims as at 30 September 2020. The data used includes claims submitted to HMRC by 31 October 2020. The data for July to September 2020 are incomplete as claims relating to these months may still be submitted until 30 November 2020. The figures will be revised in future GOV.UK, HMRC releases.  

Area Female employments furloughed at 30 Sept 2020

Female eligible employments

Female take-up rate Male employments furloughed at 30 Sept 2020 Male eligible employments Male take-up rate Total employments furloughed at 30 Sept 2020 Total eligible employments  Total take-up rate
Burnley 1,300 19,200 7% 1,500 20,100 8% 2,800 39,300 7%
Chorley 2,000 27,700 7% 1,900 26,400 7% 3,800 54,100 7%
Fylde 1,300 16,900 8% 1,200 15,900 8% 2,500 32,800 8%
Hyndburn 1,300 17,400 8% 1,400 17,200 8% 2,700 34,600 8%
Lancaster 1,800 30,900 6% 1,700 29,400 6% 3,500 60,300 6%
Pendle 1,500 18,600 8% 1,600 19,400 8% 3,100 38,000 8%
Preston 2,000 32,200 6% 2,300 33,900 7% 4,300 66,200 7%
Ribble Valley 1,200 14,200 9% 1,000 13,800 7% 2,200 28,000 8%
Rossendale 1,200 15,900 7% 1,100 15,100 7% 2,200 31,000 7%
South Ribble 1,700 26,600 7% 1,700 25,500 7% 3,400 52,100 7%
West Lancashire 1,800 26,400 7% 1,600 25,400 6% 3,400 51,700 7%
Wyre 1,700 23,300 7% 1,600 21,300 7% 3,200 44,600 7%
Lancashire-12 area 18,900 269,300 7% 18,500 263,300 7% 37,400 532,600 7%
Blackburn with Darwen 2,000 29,700 7% 2,600 32,600 8% 4,500 62,300 7%
Blackpool 2,100 30,200 7% 2,300 28,600 8% 4,400 58,900 7%
Lancashire-14 area 23,000 329,200 7% 23,400 324,500 7% 46,400 653,800 7%
North West 123,200 1,662,800 7% 120,500 1,618,600 7% 243,700 3,281,400 7%
England 1,038,000 12,928,300 8% 981,300 12,649,500 8% 2,091,300 25,577,900 8%
Unknown area 16,800 83,800 - 21,400 117,400 - 84,900 201,200 -
United Kingdom 1,224,700 15,354,300 8% 1,165,900 14,998,800 8% 2,437,200 30,353,200 8%

NotesThe data are classified as Experimental Statistics owing to the methodologies used still being in development. As a result, the data may be subject to future revision. Furloughed employments are based on each employee's residential address and may not match the place of work owing to travel to work patterns. Where submitted data cannot be matched or verified, it is allocated to the 'unknown' category. For an employer to qualify, they needed to have created a Pay As You Earn (PAYE) scheme by 19 March 2020.  For CJRS statistics, an employer is defined as a PAYE scheme. A furloughed employee must have been employed on 19 March 2020 and the employer must have submitted a Real Time Information (RTI) submission to HMRC by 19 March 2020. A person may be furloughed by multiple employers (if applicable).

Source: HM Revenue and Customs Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Real Time information via GOV.UK, HMRC, Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme statistics: November 2020 - data tables (published 25 November 2020). 

CJRS Table 2 added to Lancashire Insight on 29 October 2020. The CJRS furloughed employments section was also reviewed and updated on 29 October 2020. CJRS timeline section updated on 1 November 2020 and 6 November 2020.

CJRS Table 3 added to Lancashire Insight on 4 December 2020. 

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

Initial Scheme (Scroll down for second scheme)

Number and value of claims made to the first Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), covering March, April and May 2020, administered by HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) - claims up to 31 July 2020.

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) provides support for self-employed individuals whose business has been adversely affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19). From 13 May eligible self-employed individuals could claim a grant worth 80% of their average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering three months’ worth of profits, and capped at £7,500 in total. This first SEISS grant covered the three months of March, April and May 2020 and closed to claims on 13th July 2020. 

On 29th May 2020, the SEISS was extended to allow a second grant for June, July and August 2020. Applications for the second grant opened on the 17 August 2020 and closed on 19 October 2020The second grant was worth 70 per cent of average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering three months’ worth of profits, and capped at £6,570 in total. 

The final version of the third SEISS grant, covering November 2020, December 2020 and January 2021, was announced on 5 November 2020. Claims for the third grant opened on 29 November 2020 and will close on 29 January 2021. Eligible self-employed individuals are able to claim a grant worth 80% of their average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering three months’ worth of profits, and capped at £7,500 in total. 

A fourth SEISS grant will be available for February, March and April 2021. Details have not yet been released.  

The data presented in SEISS table 1 below cover claims to the initial SEISS scheme up to 31 July 2020 (claims up to 30 June 2020 and the value of those claims are also shown). The data has been matched with other HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) data. Analysis by age and gender, industry sector and geography within the UK is available on the GOV.UK web page 'Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) statistics, published by HMRC on 21 August 2020.    

SEISS Table 1: SEISS Grant 1 (for March, April and May 2020) - claims to 30 June 2020 and 31 July 2020

Area Total potentially eligible population [1] [2] SEISS Grant 1: Total no. of claims made to 30/6/20 [3] SEISS Grant 1: Total value of claims made to 30/6/20 [3] (£)

SEISS Grant 1: Total no. of claims made to 31/7/20 [3]

SEISS Grant 1: Total value of claims made to 31/7/20 [3] (£)

SEISS Grant 1: Average value of claims made to 31/7/20 [3] (£)

SEISS Grant 1: Take-Up Rate [6] [9] to 31 July 20
Burnley 3,500 2,800 6,500,000 2,800 6,600,000 2,400 79%
Chorley 5,200 3,900 10,800,000 4,000 11,000,000 2,800 76%
Fylde 3,500 2,600 7,100,000 2,700 7,300,000 2,700 78%
Hyndburn 3,900 3,100 7,300,000 3,100 7,400,000 2,400 79%
Lancaster 6,100 4,500 11,900,000 4,600 12,200,000 2,700 75%
Pendle 4,700 3,700 8,400,000 3,800 8,700,000 2,300 81%
Preston 5,500 4,100 10,400,000 4,200 10,600,000 2,500 76%
Ribble Valley 3,300 2,400 6,900,000 2,500 7,100,000 2,900 75%
Rossendale 3,700 2,800 7,500,000 2,900 7,600,000 2,700 77%
South Ribble 4,500 3,500 9,700,000 3,500 9,900,000 2,800 78%
West Lancashire 4,900 3,700 10,300,000  3,800 10,600,000 2,800 77%
Wyre 5,100 3,900 10,400,000 4,000 10,700,000 2,700 78%
Lancashire-12 [5] 53,900 40,900 107,100,000 41,700 109,600,000 2,600 77%
Blackburn with Darwen 6,300 4,800 11,000,000 4,900 11,400,000 2,300 78%
Blackpool 6,800 5,400 12,700,000 5,500 12,900,000 2,300 81%
Lancashire-14 [5] 67,000 51,100 130,800,000 52,100 133,900,000 2,600 78%
North West 312,000 238,000 628,000,000 243,000 642,000,000 2,600 78%
England [5] 2,944,000 2,207,000 6,441,000,000 2,946,000 6,577,000,000 2,900 76%
Unknown [4] 12,000 7,000 21,000,000 7,000 22,000,000 3,000 59%
United Kingdom [5] 3,399,000 2,553,000 7,416,000,000 2,604,000 7,576,000,000 2,900 77%

Notes: The data are classified as Experimental Statistics owing to the methodologies used still being in development. As a result, the data may be subject to future revision.

[1] The total potentially eligible population for Burnley has been reduced by 100, to 3,500, in the data to 31 July 2020. The official Lancashire-12 figure has not changed and the Lancashire-14 figure (calculated by Lancashire County Council Business Intelligence) remains unchanged as it is based on the Lancashire-12 total, plus Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool figures. [2] Total potentially eligible population when the scheme opened. Includes error and rejected cases. Includes some individuals whose businesses have not been adversely affected by Coronavirus. [3] Includes individuals that have applied and are awaiting payment or have been paid. Excludes error and rejected cases. [4] Includes addresses listed in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, foreign addresses or missing and eligible Loan Charge cases who are yet to file their 2018/19 Self-Assessment Return. [5] Components may not sum owing to rounding. [6] Take-up is based on total number of claims to date (excludes error and rejected cases) over total potentially eligible population (includes error and rejected cases). [7] Rounding convention for country, region and UK totals: Number of individuals rounded to nearest 1,000; Total amount rounded to nearest £1,000,000; Average claim rounded to nearest £100; Percentages rounded to nearest 1%. [8] Rounding convention for local authorities: Number of individuals rounded to nearest 100; Total amount rounded to nearest £100,000; Average claim rounded to nearest £100; Percentages rounded to nearest 1%. [9] Figures and percentage for the Lancashire-14 area calculated by Lancashire County Council Business Intelligence: Percentage based on un-rounded figures.

Source: GOV.UK, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), Self-Employment Income Support Scheme statistics: August 2020 and Office for National Statistics (ONS) postcode directory data up to 30 June 2020 (SEISS). Table updated by HMRC in July 2020.

Table added to web page on 12 August 2020 with data to 30 June 2020. Table updated on 21 August 2020 with data to 31 July 2020.

Second round of the SEISS 

Number and value of claims made to the second Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), covering June, July and August 2020, administered by HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) - claims up to 31 October 2020.

On 29th May 2020, the SEISS was extended to allow a second grant for June, July and August 2020. Applications for the second grant opened on the 17 August 2020 and closed on 19 October 2020The second grant was worth 70 per cent of average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering three months’ worth of profits, and capped at £6,570 in total

The data presented in SEISS table 2 below cover claims for the second SEISS grant up to 31 October 2020. The data has been matched with other HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) data. Analysis by age and gender, industry sector and geography within the UK is available on the GOV.UK web page 'Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) statistics: November 2020', published by HMRC on 25 November 2020.    

SEISS Table 2: SEISS grant 2 (for June, July and August 2020) - claims made to 31 October 2020.   

Area Total potentially eligible population [1] SEISS Grant 2: Total No. of claims made to 31/10/20 [2] SEISS Grant 2: Total value of claims made to 31/10/20 (£) [2] SEISS Grant 2: Average value of claims made to 31/10/20 [2] SEISS Grant 2: Take-Up Rate to 31/10/20 [3]
Burnley 3,500 2,600 5,400,000 2,100 74%
Chorley 5,200 3,600 8,600,000 2,400 69%
Fylde 3,500 2,400 5,700,000 2,300 70%
Hyndburn 3,900 2,900 5,900,000 2,100 73%
Lancaster 6,100 4,000 9,300,000 2,300 65%
Pendle 4,600 3,400 6,800,000 2,000 74%
Preston 5,400 3,800 8,300,000 2,200 70%
Ribble Valley 3,300 2,100 5,400,000 2,500 65%
Rossendale 3,700 2,600 6,200,000 2,300 72%
South Ribble 4,500 3,200 7,700,000 2,400 70%
West Lancashire 4,900 3,400 8,200,000 2,400 69%
Wyre 5,200 3,500 8,200,000 2,300 68%
Lancashire-12 53,800 37,500 85,500,000     2,300 70%
Blackburn with Darwen 6,300 4,600 9,200,000 2,000 74%
Blackpool 6,700 5,000 10,200,000 2,000 75%
Lancashire-14 [4] 66,800 47,100 104,900,000 2,200 71%
North West 311,000 221,000 507,000,000 2,300 71%
England 2,934,000 2,034,000 5,148,000,000 2,500 69%
Unknown [5] 13,000 7,000 18,000,000 2,600 53%
United Kingdom [6] 3,390,000 2,350,000 5,927,000,000 2,500 69%

Notes: The data are classified as Experimental Statistics owing to the methodologies used still being in development. As a result, the data may be subject to future revision.

[1] Total potentially eligible population when the scheme opened. Includes error and rejected cases. Includes some individuals whose businesses have not been adversely affected by Coronavirus. Small changes in the numbers of eligible individuals between publications may be observed as HMRC continue to review and monitor HMRC data systems to identify all potentially eligible individuals and to ensure that only genuine HMRC customers are invited to claim. [2] Includes individuals that have applied and are awaiting payment or have been paid. Excludes error and rejected cases. [3] Figures are based on claims submitted for the second SEISS grant by 18:46pm on 31 October 2020. [4] Figures and percentage for the Lancashire-14 area calculated by Lancashire County Council Business Intelligence: Calculations are based on un-rounded figures (average value and take-up rate may differ to HMRC figures). [5] Includes addresses listed in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, foreign addresses or missing and eligible Loan Charge cases who are yet to file their 2018/19 Self-Assessment Return. [6] Components may not sum owing to rounding. [7] Rounding convention for country, region and UK totals: Number of individuals rounded to nearest 1,000; Total amount rounded to nearest £1,000,000; Average claim rounded to nearest £100; Percentages rounded to nearest 1%. [8] Rounding convention for local authorities: Number of individuals rounded to nearest 100; Total amount rounded to nearest £100,000; Average claim rounded to nearest £100; Percentages rounded to nearest 1%.

Source: GOV.UK, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), Self-Employment Income Support Scheme statistics: November 2020 - analysis and data web page (published 25 November 2020).

SEISS Table 2 added to this web page on 25 September 2020 with data to 31 August 2020, updated on 27 October 2020 with data to 30 September 2020, and updated on 8 December 2020 with data to 31 October 2020.