VAT: North West

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Andrew Stunell Andrew Stunell Liberal Democrat, Hazel Grove

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many small and medium-sized enterprises were registered for value added tax in (a) Stockport metropolitan borough, (b) Greater Manchester and (c) the North West in 2009.

Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Minister of State (Third Sector), Cabinet Office, Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Third Sector)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated March 2010:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning how many small and medium-sized enterprises were registered for value added tax in (a) Stockport Metropolitan Borough, (b) Greater Manchester and (c) the North West in 2009.

Annual statistics on counts of VAT and/or PAYE based enterprises are available for 2009 from the ONS release UK Business: Activity, Size and Location at:

www.statistics.gov.uk

The table below is a subset of this, containing just VAT based enterprise statistics.

Count of VAT-based enterprises by geography and employment size band
Employment size band
0 to 49 (small) 50 to 249 (medium) 250 + (large) Total
North-west 157,135 3,030 815 160,980
Greater Manchester Metropolitan 56,410 1,155 330 57,895
County Stockport 7,680 135 30 7,845

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