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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.

Published 23 October 2013
Last updated 5 November 2013 + show all updates
  1. Business Population estimates 2013 stats release and BPE 2013 data Files updated on November 1 2013 to resolve formatting issues and to ensure that all weblinks are working correctly.

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