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New Businesses

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many new businesses were registered in (a) Braintree and (b) England in the last five years. (256845)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated February 2009:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning what estimate has been made of the number of new businesses registered in (a) Braintree and (b) England in the last five years (256845).

Annual statistics on births, deaths and survivals of businesses are available from the ONS release on Business Demography. The table below contains the latest annual estimates.

Business Births

Braintree

England

2003

720

236,220

2004

810

248,450

2005

750

241,410

2006

700

225,120

2007

830

266,165