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UK Company Formations, January - December 2016


New company incorporations across the UK have been growing since 2012, resulting in 3.5 million live companies now on the official register (excluding companies in the process of liquidation or dissolution).

From January to December 2016 over this twelve month period around 657,000 new companies were incorporated. The following league table, although unlikely to change much in terms of which area comes top for 2017, provides an overview on how new company formations are spread across the UK in terms of volumes.

Country/Region Postcode regions covered Incorporation volumes
Inner London 8 160,000
North West England 12 70,000
Outer London 12 69,000
South England 11 60,000
West Midlands 9 52,000
South West England 11 44,000
York/Humberside 10 38,000
East England 8 36,000
Scotland 15 35,000
East Midlands 5 28,000
South East England 5 26,000
North England 7 16,000
Wales 6 16,000
Northern Ireland - 7,000


Jordans have been in the business of helping professional firms, businesses and individuals incorporate companies for over 150 years and have an in-depth knowledge and wealth of experience to help with every step of the process. We will be happy to talk you through the various options or you can also use My Formations to form companies online and access a host of benefits and useful features:

  • Take advantage of competitive pricing with no additional subscriptions charges.
  • Create reusable templatres to help save valuable time.
  • Save and reuse information (articles, appointments, addresses) for future use.
  • Incorporate a wide variety of company types including LLPs and multiple share classes.

If you would like further information on new company statistics please contact our business information team at Jordans.

If you would like to find out more about how Jordans can assist you with forming a new company or compliance with an existing one please contact Andrew Cockburn on 0131 226 8282 or email Andrew_cockburn@jordans.co.uk


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