UK Cities

Business start-ups per 10,000 adults in selected UK cities, Scotland and the UK, 2010-2016

Business Start Ups - UK Cities (2018)

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Although Glasgow has a higher rate of business start-ups than the Scottish average, it is lower than the UK average.  In recent years, Manchester and Birmingham have seen dramatic increases in the number of business start-ups and have consistently outperformed Glasgow and most other cities in the northern half of the UK.  Glasgow does have a higher start-up rate than Sheffield and Nottingham.

Note 

Business start-ups are measured using VAT/PAYE registrations which are published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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