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– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 23rd March 2007.

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Photo of Sylvia Jackson Sylvia Jackson Labour

Question S2W-32465

To ask the Scottish Executive how many VAT registered businesses there were in Stirling in each of the last three years for which figures are available, broken down by sector.

Photo of Nicol Stephen Nicol Stephen Liberal Democrat

Data on the stock of VAT registered enterprises is released annually by the Small Business Service, an agency of the Department for Trade and Industry.

These figures do not account for all business activity as only companies with a turnover above the VAT threshold are required to register.

The following table shows the number of VAT registered enterprises in the Stirling local authority area in each of the last three years for which figures are available, broken down by broad industry sector.

Number of VAT Registered Enterprises in Stirling Local Authority are (2004-06)

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Sector 200420052006
Agriculture and forestry; Fishing

450

450

440

Mining and quarrying; Electricity, gas and water supply

5

5

5

Manufacturing

155

155

155

Construction

320

330

330

Wholesale, retail and repairs

575

580

575

Hotels and restaurants

275

265

295

Transport, storage and communication

120

120

125

Financial intermediation

45

45

45

Real estate, renting and business activities

755

805

835

Public administration; Other community, social and personal services

230

220

220

Education; Health and social work

40

40

45

Total

2975

3015

3060

Source: Small Business Service, DTI.

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