Companies: Public and Private

House of Lords written question – answered on 18th December 2013.

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Photo of Baroness Goudie Baroness Goudie Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) publicly-listed, and (2) privately-owned, companies there are in the United Kingdom.

Photo of Viscount Younger of Leckie Viscount Younger of Leckie The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Companies House has confirmed that as of the end of November, the latest date for which accurate figures are available, the number of public companies in the United Kingdom is 7,928 and the number of privately owned companies is 3,170,276. Companies House does not maintain records of the number of public companies that are listed.

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