The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme


This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at how the CJRS has been used and what happens after it ends.

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was a highly unusual policy response from the UK government to a unique economic crisis. Since March, it has at some point subsidised the wages of 9.6 million employees—around a third of the workforce. Using publicly available data, this report examines how the CJRS has been used, how its usage has changed over the last few months, and what is likely to happen when the scheme ends at the end of October and is replaced by the Job Support Scheme (JSS).

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