National Statistics

Business population estimates 2013

Annual business population estimates for the UK and regions in 2013.


‘Business Population Estimates for the UK and Regions’ (BPE) provides the only official estimate of the total number of private sector businesses in the UK at the start of each year, with their associated employment and turnover.

These Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) estimates differ from other National Statistics outputs produced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). They include unregistered businesses in addition to VAT traders and PAYE employers that ONS reports on.