Change in number of independent stores in Great Britain 2014-2015, by location type

This statistic shows the change in the net number of independent businesses opening and closing in Great Britain, by location in 2014 and 2015. The number of independents on the high street grew over both periods, however growth was lower in 2015 with a net change of +593 units.

Net change in the number of independent business units in Great Britain in 2014 and 2015, by location type*

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Release date

March 2016


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

2014 and 2015

Age group

Supplementary notes

* Data based on independent businesses across 2,700 in and out of town locations in Great Britain. Independents are defined as businesses with four or less units across Great Britain.
Net change is calculated by number of stores opening minus number of stores closing.

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