asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many companies were registered in the most recent year for which records exist; of these, how many companies were newly registered during that year; and how many companies withdrew their registration during that year. [HL4246]
2,543,753 companies were registered with Companies House at the end of March 2007.
449,722 new companies were incorporated with Companies House in the financial year 2007-08. 225,440 companies were dissolved by Companies House in the financial year 2007-08, of which 125,780 were voluntary dissolutions.
Definitive figures to the end of March 2008 should be available on the Companies House website at: www.companieshouse.gov.uk during July 2008.