New Businesses: York

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 11th June 2014.

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Photo of Hugh Bayley Hugh Bayley NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation, NATO Parliamentary Assembly (President)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many business start-ups there were in City of York local authority area in each year since 2008.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Minister for Universities and Science, Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Jointly with the Department for Education)

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
2008 1,100
2009 1,100
2010 1,300
2011 1,400
2012 1,300
2013 1,100
Source: BankSearch, number of new business bank accounts opened

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