London has lost 15,000 companies – BBC/Experian research
- The number of businesses in the capital fell from 1,043,983 to 1,028,695
- 3,169 companies were lost through insolvencies, relocations and closures
- The London borough of Hounslow saw the biggest fall in its business numbers
- In Barking and Dagenham between 2010 and 2012, 7,685 new businesses began
- Newham is London’s top performer for business start-ups. The number rose by 43.3% over the same period, to 14,672.