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17 Jul 20201 minute read

Construction furloughed 750,000

ECAtoday
Construction furloughed 750,000

Over three quarters of a million construction industry staff were furloughed between March and the end of June due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Figures from HM Revenue and Customs reveal that £2.6bn was paid out to 171,400 firms making claims for support for staff.

Reporting from Construction Enquirer says that June figures from the self-employment income support scheme reveal 867,000 construction workers received pay-outs, representing an 81% take-up rate.

Pay-outs to the self-employed total just over £3bn with the average claim at £3,500.

This takes total Government support for the construction workforce so far to over £5.6bn.

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