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UK Business: Activity, Size and Location

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UK Business: Activity, Size and Location 2023
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UK Business: Activity, Size and Location 2023

Including CD-ROM of data

UK businesses broken down by legal status, industry, region, employment and turnover size bands.

Main points
  • The number of Value Added Tax (VAT) and/or Pay As You Earn (PAYE) businesses in the UK as of March 2023 was 2.727 million, a decrease of 1.5% from March 2022.
  • This is the first fall in the number of VAT and/or PAYE-registered businesses since the fall of 0.9% from March 2010 to March 2011.
  • The numbers of businesses within all categories of legal status fell except for local authorities and nonprofit organisations.
  • The largest industry group is professional, scientific, and technical, making up 15.2% of all registered businesses in the UK; this is down 0.4 percentage points from March last year.
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Published by
Dandy Booksellers Ltd
Publication Date
16 October 2023
24 pages plus CD-ROM
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Approx Weight
0.14 kg
HS Code

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