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New Businesses: West Yorkshire

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 8775, tabled on 27 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many new businesses were registered in (a) Wakefield and (b) West Yorkshire in the 2020-21 financial year.

Answered on

11 June 2021

The Department does not currently hold data on new business registrations for the 2020-21 financial year or for the 2021-22 financial year to 27 May 2021. (8775)

In the 2019 calendar year 11,005 new businesses were registered in West Yorkshire including Wakefield. 1,320 new businesses were registered in the Wakefield constituency in the same year[1]. (8776)

[1] These figures are from the latest data release (Business demography, UK: 2019) published in November 2020, with the next release to be announced.