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Question for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

UIN 217500, tabled on 5 December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many small and medium-sized enterprises have been started in (a) Barnsley East constituency, (b) Barnsley local authority area, (c) South Yorkshire and (d) the UK in each of the last five years; and what proportion of such businesses is still trading.

Answered on

16 December 2014

The estimated number of business start-ups in a) Barnsley East constituency, b) Barnsley local authority, c) South Yorkshire and d) Great Britain between 2009 and 2014 are shown in the table below.

These statistics are compiled from BankSearch data, which does not cover Northern Ireland. BankSearch does not report on the size of start-ups, nor the proportion of start-ups that were still trading in subsequent years.

Estimated number of business start-ups (2009 to 2014)

Year

Barnsley East constituency

Barnsley local authority

South Yorkshire

Great Britain

2009

310

1,010

6,630

428,400

2010

400

1,190

7,350

482,830

2011

380

1,150

7,580

507,870

2012

370

1,120

7,400

489,780

2013

360

1,050

6,610

446,830

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

Answered by

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills