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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:
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|
|Barnsley Central Constituency||270|
|South Yorkshire Metropolitan County||3,705|
|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.|