New Businesses

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 9th February 2011.

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Photo of Stephen Lloyd Stephen Lloyd Liberal Democrat, Eastbourne

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many new businesses have been established in each region since June 2010.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

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

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated February 2011:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many new businesses have been established in each region since June 2010.

Annual statistics on the number of enterprise births are available from the ONS release on Business Demography at:

However, information is not available for periods later than 2009. The table below contains the latest statistics, which show the number of enterprise births in 2009 by Government Office Region.

Enterprise b irths 2009 by Government office region
North East 6,625
North West 23,920
Yorkshire and The Humber 17,005
East Midlands 14,860
West Midlands 18,245
East of England 23,535
London 50,575
South East 36,320
South West 17,945
Wales 8,325
Scotland 14,725
Northern Ireland 3,945
Total 236,025

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