Activity, Size, Location

UK Business: Activity, Size and Location, 2012: ONS

  • The number of VAT and/or PAYE businesses is estimated to have risen by 37,000 (1.8 per cent) between March 2011 and March 2012.
  • Companies and public corporations represent 61.9 per cent of total businesses.
  • The largest industry group is wholesale and retail, with 16.8 per cent of all registered businesses.
  • London has the largest number of VAT and/or PAYE based businesses, with 16.7 per cent of the UK total. In comparison London has 15.6 per cent of UK employment.
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