529,577 companies formed

UK  586,784 companies formed in the UK in total  View national statistics

Record new company formations as number of companies in England passes 3 million.

England achieved a record 529,577 company formations in 2014, well ahead of the previous record. Although London again dominated the figures with almost 200,000 new companies, with just one exception the formation figures were up across every county of England.

For the first time ever, there are now over 3 million companies based in England.

Our infographic examines 2014 company formations in England and compares its performance with other countries of the UK.