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Business: Essex

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 8th April 2010.

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Photo of Bob Spink Bob Spink Independent, Castle Point

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many businesses were registered for value added tax in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each year since 1997.

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 April 2010:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning how many businesses were registered for value added tax in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each year since 1997.

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 and shows the count of VAT based Enterprises in Essex County and Castle Point for each year from 1997.

Count of VAT based Enterprises in Essex county and Castle Point from 1997-2009
Essex county Castle Point
1997 42,065 n/a
1998 43,625 2,105
1999 37,705 2,130
2000 38,655 2,160
2001 39,100 2,165
2002 39,395 2,190
2003 39,705 2,205
2004 39,435 2,160
2005 40,090 2,160
2006 40,505 2,215
2007 41,065 2,245
2008 42,475 2,295
2009 42,390 2,235

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