Statistics for the ‘100 businesses’ breakdowns are based on data for registered businesses only, i.e. those that are registered for VAT and/or PAYE. This data was not available for businesses that are not registered for VAT and/or PAYE.
Statistics about the contribution of small businesses to the economy on the final page are based on registered and non-registered businesses, so includes nonemployer businesses that aren’t subject to VAT. This data was not available for registered businesses only.
Small businesses in the UK are defined as businesses that have up to and including 250 employees.