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.
Beta releases of several data tools are now online. Details of the tools are as follows:
(Please note, the tools have been tested in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox; they may not necessarily work as well in other browsers).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any feedback or comments on these tools.