Fact Service March 2021

Issue 10

Two in five businesses furloughing staff

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that the proportion of the workforce on full furlough increased from early December 2020 to the end of January 2021.

The ONS found that approximately two in five businesses were furloughing staff in January, and that London is the UK region with the highest proportion of the workforce on furlough, according to both Business Insights and Conditions Survey estimates and CJRS (furlough scheme) official statistics.