Community Interest Companies

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered at on 10 March 2011.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many community interest companies were registered in each region in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Edward Davey Edward Davey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The community interest companies (CICs) were introduced in 2005, the following table covers from this period only.

The Office of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies holds information on the net increase to the public register each year, i.e. after dissolutions and conversions to charities have been taken out and the table reflects this.

Regions 2005/ 06 20 06/07 20 07/08 20 08/09 20 09/10 2010 /11 Total
East of England 11 65 60 83 82 86 387
East Midlands 10 46 56 56 33 68 269
London 47 97 142 199 117 115 717
North East 21 69 76 66 61 88 381
North West 13 77 90 162 165 212 719
South East 31 96 99 123 111 173 633
South West 23 80 71 105 99 160 538
West Midlands 13 34 60 104 114 167 492
Yorkshire 22 37 56 69 37 57 278
Northern Ireland - - 3 14 16 24 57
Scotland 9 20 40 28 54 51 202
Wales 8 16 23 25 28 27 127
Totals 208 637 776 1034 917 1228 4800
Note:

This information is correct as at 28 February 2011

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