Headline UK statistics for May 2014:
More detailed breakdown of these statistics:
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Coverage: All statistics on this page relate to Private Limited, Public Limited and Private Unlimited companies, with the exception of 'Accepted documents', which includes all company and corporate types.
Incorporations: All companies that are registered at Companies House. Incorporations are one source of statistics on business creation. Incorporated companies can go on to trade actively, but some will be dormant companies that do not trade actively. Companies House Incorporations do not capture business start-ups of other business types such as those starting up as an unincorporated sole proprietorship or partnership.
Dissolutions: All companies that have been removed from the Companies House Register.
Active or Effective Register: All companies which are contained on the Total Register that are not in the process of dissolution or liquidation.
Accepted documents: All accepted transactions that have passed our examination checks and have been logged on the Companies House database.
Accounts up to date in filing: Companies that are up to date in filing their latest Financial Accounts.
Coherence with other business statistics: More information on the coherence of Companies House Statistics with select business statistics can be found in Incorporated Companies in the United Kingdom statistics.
Total Register: All companies that are registered at Companies House. It includes all companies required to file documents to Companies House. It excludes dissolved companies, but includes: companies in the process of receivership; dormant companies; and actively trading companies.
Company types included in total register size: