UK SMEs Infographic

UK SMEs and self-employed interesting stats infographic

Posted on 31st July 2018 by

UK SMEs and the self-employed account for more than their fair share of the UKs economic output. We are more reliant on this sector as a nation than you may think.

We have compiled some interesting statistics about UK SMEs and the self-employed in an infographic.

1 – According to‘s 10 facts about UK businesses, approximately 1 in 10 people in the UK run their own business.

2 – Government research briefings found there were 5.7 million private sector businesses in the UK in 2017. An increase of 197,000 (4%) on 2016.

3 – Real estate, renting and business activities topped the % of UK SMEs by sector at the end of 2016, with 27% of the market according to Nearly one-fifth of the nations SMEs work in the construction sector.

4 – According to the Federation of Small Businesses,  £1.9 trillion was the total combined SME annual turnover. That’s 51% of all UK private sector turnover.

5 – highlights the most common occupation groups of those who are self-employed in the UK.

UK SMEs and the self-employed stats infographic

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Author Phil Ainley, Marketing Manager

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