New enterprises in the United Kingdom (UK) 2004-2018

This statistic shows the amount of new enterprises in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2004 to 2018. After experiencing some fluctuations, the number of new enterprises created increased during the time period from 2009 to 2016. However, in 2017 the number of UK business births decreased significantly to 381 thousand, and in 2018 to 380 thousand enterprises.

Number of new enterprises in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2004 to 2018

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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2004 to 2018

Supplementary notes

A new enterprise (or 'birth') is identified as a business that was present in year , but did not exist in year t-1 or t-2. Births are identified by making comparison of annual active population files and identifying those present in the latest file, but not the two previous ones.

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