13,108 companies formed

UK  771,617 companies formed in the UK in total View national statistics

Growth in Merseyside during 2021 declines after an impressive 2020.

Growth in Merseyside could not compete with 2020 sitting at 4.3% for 2021 – still, however, quite a feat against the national growth rate of 3.5%. This was almost certainly held back by a record number of existing businesses closing. 10,601 companies were dissolved in Merseyside during 2021, a staggering 52.4% more closures than the preceding year.

That said, with 13,108 new companies formed the county maintains a strong 9th position on the company formation league table and remains a popular location for new company formations.

Take a look at our infographic which examines company start-up activity in Merseyside in 2021. As well as summarising the area, our analysis breaks down performance by borough and even looks at individual wards.

If you want to register a company in Merseyside, you’ll find our simple company registration service helpful.