Economic Policy

How UK firms got bigger and smaller

  • Published 28th Jan 2015
  • Authors: Theo Barry Born, , Tom MacInnes,
  • Category: Economic Policy

Since 2000, the number of firms with no employees has grown hugely but turnover among these firms has grown more modestly, meaning a lower turnover per firm now than in the 2000s. The number of very large firms has grown only slowly. But as a share of employment, they remain the biggest part of the UK economy. As a share of turnover, they are an even bigger part than a decade ago. 

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About this report
This is the first in a series of explorations of UK data on private sector firms and employment.