[holding answer 12 January 2009]: No figures are available for businesses registered on supply2.gov.uk. The number of supplier user registrations in 2006-07 and 2007-08 was 42,766 and 31,352 respectively. The projected number of supplier user registrations in 2008-09 is 55,834. There is no annual requirement on users to renew the free local location access.
[holding answer 12 January 2009]: The supply2.gov.uk service was let under a concession type contract, following a competitive tender. All the commercial risk is borne by the operator. The contract only requires the contractor to provide information on revenues where these exceed an annual threshold. This provision has not so far been triggered during the course of the current contract.