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Business Survival Rate


Births, deaths and survival rates are published annually as part of the business demography dataset by ONS. It captures all new businesses registered for VAT or PAYE, and all those who cease to trade and are de-registered from the same lists. The data is accurate down to small geographies though duplicate registrations of the same business to a postcode can overestimate some numbers.

Line graph shows the trends over time. Use the geography filters to compare different areas and survival variables to see different trends. Right click the graph to show underlying data.

About the data

This narrative is being redrafted.

Last Updated: April 2020.