Business births, deaths and survival rates
Demography of UK businesses: active businesses, new registrations for VAT and PAYE (births), cessation of trading (deaths), and duration of trading (survival rates).
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- The number of UK business births continued to increase from 383,000 to 414,000 between 2015 and 2016, a birth rate of 14.6% compared with a rate of 14.3% in 2015.
- The number of UK business deaths also increased from 283,000 to 328,000 between 2015 and 2016, a death rate of 11.6% compared with a rate of 10.5% in 2015.
- London was the region with the highest birth rate at 17.5% and the highest death rate at 14%.
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