The Centre for Entrepreneurs will this week release data gleaned from Companies House showing a record 681,704 new businesses started in 2019, up 2.8% on the previous year.

London was the No 1 place for starting a business, while Leicester, Glasgow and Bristol all saw sharp increases in the number of companies formed. The number of new tech start-ups was 43,765 while 14,259 takeaway food shops and mobile food stands were established.

The Sunday Times

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