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1987-1990 - Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on New Businesses

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on New Businesses on 6th April 1989.


Mr. Lord To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the latest figures for the weekly rate of net business start-ups in 1988.

Mr. Charles Wardle To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the latest figures for the weekly rate of net business start-ups in 1988.

Dame Pegger Fenner To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the latest figures for the weekly rate of net business start-ups in 1988.

Mr. Major In 1987, the latest year for which figures have been published by the Department of Employment, the net increase in the number of businesses registered for VAT was 45,000, an average of approaching 900 a week. Indications are that the rate of increase in 1988 is even faster. The number of VAT registrations and de-registrations processed by Customs and Excise during 1988 indicate a net increase of over 1,200 a week. Department of Employment figures for 1988 will be available in the summer.