How many companies are registered in the UK?

How many companies are registered in the UK?

There are more than 4 million limited companies registered in the UK, and over 500,000 new companies are incorporated each year. Our main responsibilities are to: incorporate and dissolve limited companies.

Where companies are registered in UK?

The Registrar of Companies for England and Wales is based at Companies House, Cardiff, and is responsible for the registration of companies in England and Wales.

How do I check if a business name is registered UK?

You can use the name search tool anywhere you see it on our website to check of a company name is available. The search works by linking directly into Government’s database of company names and checks if the limited company name is availabile at Companies House. Fig1. Company name search in progress.

How many companies are there in the UK 2021?

Key points. The total register size at the end of March 2021 was 4,716,126, an increase of 8.4% when compared with the end of March 2020. There were 810,316 company incorporations in 2020/21. This is an increase of 21.8% when compared with 2019 to 2020.

How many companies are there in the UK in 2021?

Composition of the business population: In 2021, there were estimated to be 5.6 million UK private sector businesses. 1.4 million of these had employees and 4.2 million had no employees.

Can two businesses have the same name UK?

You must choose a name for your business if you’re setting up a private limited company. Your name cannot be the same as another registered company’s name. If your name is too similar to another company’s name or trade mark you may have to change it if someone makes a complaint.

Who are the biggest employers in the UK?

Public sector employers

Employer Est. Employees
NHS (England) 1948 1,400,000
NHS Scotland 1948 160,000
British Army 1660 125,430
Department for Work and Pensions 2001 111,000