There is no single data source that comprehensively measures all business start-ups within the UK. However, as a near proxy BankSearch collates data on the number of new business bank accounts opened in Great Britain. This can be used as an indicative measure of business start-up activity and is the most comprehensive source available to BIS.
In the following table, estimated numbers of new business start-ups in the York local authority area are shown using the BankSearch data.
|Estimated number of business start-ups in York authority area|
|Source: BankSearch, number of new business bank accounts opened|