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Cabinet Office written question – answered on 11th September 2013.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many businesses have opened in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) England in the last year.

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 Glen Watson, dated September 2013

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking now many businesses have opened in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) England in the last year. (168372)

Data on the number of new businesses started are available in the ONS release on Business Demography at:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/bus-register/business-demography/index.html

The latest data available are for 2011. Data for 2012 will be available in November 2013.

The table below contains the count of new enterprises in the Barnsley Central constituency, South Yorkshire Metropolitan County and England.

Count of new enterprise “births” in Barnsley Central constituency, South Yorkshire Metropolitan County and England, 2011
  Number
Barnsley Central Constituency 270
South Yorkshire Metropolitan County 3,705
England 232,460
Notes: 1. The above table has been produced using an extract from the Inter Departmental Business Register. 2. These numbers do not include very small businesses, typically those below the threshold for VAT and PAYE.

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