This page contains data and analysis published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) from 13 to 17 April 2020. Go to our live page for the most up-to-date insights on COVID-19.
17 April 2020
Around 151,000 people who are self-employed may not be eligible for financial support as the result of coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown measures.
Roughly 3% of the 5 million self-employed people in the UK could be ineligible for the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), which is making funds available to those businesses affected by the virus.
Eligibility for the scheme is subject to a number of conditions, such as how people receive their income, how long they have been self-employed and when they filed their last tax return.
ONS analysis also looked at characteristics of self-employment such as age and ethnicity. It showed that a quarter of people in the Pakistani ethnic group were self-employed.
Looking at the share of the self-employed workforce aged between 16 and 34 years, the Liverpool City Region had the highest, with 26%, whereas Edinburgh and South East Scotland had the lowest percentage (5%).
17 April 2020
There were 3,912 registered deaths involving COVID-19 in England and Wales in March 2020, 86% of which had the virus as the underlying cause of death.
The rate of COVID-19 deaths in England was much higher than in Wales, at 69.7 per 100,000 people, compared with 44.5 for Wales.
More information is available on COVID-19 deaths by age, sex, place of death, and the causes of death mentioned on the death certificate. However, some deaths involving COVID-19 that occurred in March 2020 are yet to be registered, and will not be included in this analysis.
You can obtain more information on the differences in how we collect data about deaths in our blog post.