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Companies: Registration

Volume 703: debated on Monday 30 June 2008

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.