Small Businesses: Closures

Department for Business and Trade written question – answered am ar 14 Mai 2024.

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Photo of Colleen Fletcher Colleen Fletcher Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what estimate she has made of the number of small businesses in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry and (c) England that have closed in each of the last three years.

Photo of Kevin Hollinrake Kevin Hollinrake Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)

Numbers of enterprise (business) ‘deaths’ (closures) are not available at the parliamentary constituency level. Neither are they available, yet, for unitary authorities in 2023.

Numbers of enterprise ‘deaths’ are not available broken down by business size and are only available for PAYE and/or VAT registered businesses.

Data in the 2 tables below show total numbers of registered enterprise ‘deaths’ in England in 2021, 2022 and 2023, and in Coventry in 2021 and 2022.

Table 1: Counts of all enterprise ‘deaths’ in 2021 and 2022 in England and Coventry






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Source: ONS business demography

Table 2: Provisional counts of all enterprise ‘deaths’ in 2023, in England




Source: ONS business demography, quarterly experimental statistics

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