Belfast Telegraph

Minister hails record figure for British businesses

The Government has hailed new figures showing that the UK has a record 5.5 million businesses.

The figure has grown by 23% since 2010.

Business Secretary Greg Clark said: "Britain's businesses are the heroes of our economic revival and it is great to see the number of businesses rise by over a million since 2010.

"Our job creators don't always get the praise and respect they deserve, but we should be proud of our entrepreneurs, business leaders and innovators.

"The Government is committed to ensuring Britain builds on its success and is the best place to start and grow a business."