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These are the latest statistics from the Federation of Small Business (FSB)

  • There are 4.5 million small businesses in the UK
  • SMEs account for 99 % of all enterprise in the UK, 58.8 % of private sector employment and 48.8 % of private sector turnover
  • SMEs employed an estimated 13.8 million people and had an estimated combined annual turnover of £1,500 billion
  • Businesses with employees account for a quarter of all enterprises – a fall of 29,000 since 2010
  • There are 876,000 businesses in construction – a fifth of all UK enterprises
  • London has 748,000 enterprises – more than any other region
  • The South East has the second largest number of enterprises with 745,000. Combined with London, a third of all businesses are based here
  • 45.3 % of businesses are registered for VAT and/or PAYE
  • The number of sole proprietorships increased by 87,000 in 2010 and the number of companies, 6,000

[micro: 0-9 employees, small: 10-50 employees, medium: 50-249 employees]

So lets stop talking ourselves into a recession. Look for the positive!! Start your own business and take control!!! Come and join us in the FSB and be part of the revolution!! Call 02380 768495 or email startup@workzmarter.com

David Vane
“Workzmarter not harder!”  –

 

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