Small Businesses

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered at on 7 January 2015.

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Photo of Mark Prisk Mark Prisk Conservative, Hertford and Stortford

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many small companies were formed in (a) Hertfordshire, (b) England and (c) the UK in each of the last 10 years.

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

Companies House cannot provide the exact information as it does not register companies by size. The future size of companies will depend on their post incorporation trading activities.

However, Companies House has provided figures for the total number of companies formed in Hertfordshire, England and Wales (it is not possible to easily separate out the figures for England alone) and the UK in each of the last ten years up until November 2014, the latest date for which figures are available, and these are as follows:

Year

Hertfordshire

England and Wales

United Kingdom (GB before 2009)

2005

8,972

340,302

361,124

2006

9,257

373,627

396,791

2007

11,726

422,478

448,024

2008

8,687

319,497

339,808

2009

8,991

332,038

352,753

2010

9,817

365,461

389,636

2011

10,643

412,856

440,624

2012

11,437

448,329

479,539

2013

11,858

484,143

517,186

2014 (to November)

12,093

502,014

533,782

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