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Business formations drop after tax clampdown

The latest Companies House data, as analysed by the Centre for Entrepreneurs, shows that 589,008 new businesses launched in 2017 – a drop from 657,790 in 2016. The Centre’s analysis suggests this is mostly a result of the government’s clampdown on “disguised employment” among public sector workers.

Read our release, view an interactive map and download the data here. Read the Sunday Times exclusive here.