To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of how many small businesses have been started in (a) Bristol, (b) London and (c) England in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
11 November 2015
There is no single data source that comprehensively measures all business start-ups within the UK.
However, ONS publishes statistics showing the number of businesses newly registered for VAT or PAYE.
These figures are available from the ONS Business Demography releases.
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills