National Statistics

Business population estimates 2016

Annual business population estimates for the UK and regions in 2016. Includes revised totals for 2013 to 2015, taking account of updated source data.

Documents

Business population estimates for the UK and regions 2016: detailed tables

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Details

Business population estimates for the UK and regions provides the only official estimate of the total number of private sector businesses in the UK at the start of each year.

These estimates produced by BEIS cover a wider range of businesses than Office for National Statistics (ONS) outputs, which report on VAT traders and PAYE employers.

Published 13 October 2016