The total UK business birth rate was 13.7% and the death rate was 9.6%. London was the region with the highest birth rate at 17.7% and the highest death rate at 10.6%.
There were 114,720 divorces in England and Wales in 2013, a decrease of 2.9% since 2012. The number of divorces was highest among men and women aged 40 to 44.
Public Sector Net Borrowing excluding public sector banks (PSNB ex) was £8.2 billion in October 2015. This borrowing is £1.1 billion higher than in October 2014.
In 2014, total expenditure on Research and Development (R&D) performed in UK businesses, in current prices, increased by 6% to £19.9 billion compared with 2013.
£21.6 billion was spent in the UK by overseas residents in the 12 months to Sept 2015, down 2% compared to same period in 2014.
The amount spent in the retail industry increased by 0.5% in October 2015 compared with October 2014 and decreased by 0.7% compared with September 2015.