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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many small businesses have been started in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and (c) Barnsley in each year since May 2010.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Portsmouth, The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Holding answer received on 11 December 2014

The estimated number of business start-ups in a) England, b) Yorkshire and the Humber, c) Barnsley between 2010 and 2014 are shown in the table below. These statistics are compiled from BankSearch data, which does not report on the size of start-ups.

Estimated number of business start-ups (2010 to 2014)

Year

England

Yorkshire and the Humber

Barnsley

2010

433,300

33,780

1,190

2011

458,020

34,410

1,150

2012

440,400

33,310

1,120

2013

398,860

29,630

1,050

Source: BankSearch: number of new business bank accounts opened. All figures rounded to the nearest 10.

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