Full figures of South West Bedfordshire's claims to the Job Retention and Self-Employment Income Support Schemes

Up to 31st May 2020, 14,400 jobs had been furloughed through the Government's Job Retention Scheme in the South West Bedfordshire constituency, this is the equivalent to around 21% of the population aged 16-64. 21% had been furloughed in the UK.


A further 4,900 claims were made to the Self Employment Income Support Scheme, the equivalent to 74% of the potentially eligible population. This compares to a take up rate of 70% of the potentially eligible population in the UK as a whole.