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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme - statistics to 31 July

HMRC has published the statistics for the SEISS to 31 July. Some keys findings include:

  • By 31 July 2.60 million (77%) of the potentially eligible population had claimed a SEISS grant with the value of these claims totalling £7.6 billion. This compares to 2.55 million claims made and £7.4 billion claimed by 30 June.

  • The average value per claim was £2,900

  • Around two-thirds of the potentially eligible population are male (2.3 million).

    • A lower proportion of potentially eligible females have claimed a SEISS grant (71%) compared to males (79%).

    • The average claim for females is also lower at £2,300 compared to the average claim for males of £3,200.

  • Around 90% of claimants are aged between 25 and 64 and take-up of the grant in those age groups is at or above 76% - no one age group dominates and claims are evenly spread.

  • The sector with the highest number of potentially eligible individuals and the highest proportion of claims is the construction industry. By 31 July, construction workers had made 884,000 claims for SEISS totalling £3.1 billion.

  • The two regions with the highest number of claims are London (498,000) and the South East (379,000), reflecting their relative sizes.



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