Limited Company registrations and dissolutions rise in Wales

05 - 08 - 2013

The number of limited company registrations and failures in Wales has gone up, according to BBC Wales.

In the financial year 2012-13, 16,267 limited companies were set up in Wales, an increase of 8.9% from 14,937 in 2011-12. However, this is lower than the UK average of 13%.

The number of limited companies being dissolved also increased, by nearly 4% from 9,347 in 2011-12 to 9,716 in 2012-13. The UK average, on the other hand, showed a decline in companies being wound up.
‘Vibrant economy’

Professor Jones-Evans, director of the ‘Wales Fast Growth 50’ which monitors growing companies, said that the rise in limited companies being formed may be due to people who have been made redundant starting up their own businesses.

‘Unemployment had increased and people look very carefully about what their options are and what we tend to find is that people in their mid-30s and early 40s are the sort of people who start a business, and those are the people being made redundant,’ he said.

‘Clearly there are businesses that are closing down or de-registering as limited companies but that's to be expected in a vibrant economy where you need businesses to start up and businesses to fail - it's called a 'churn' in the business population that shows you've got a dynamic economy.’

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