Trough to Boom: UK firm creation during the COVID-19 pandemic

NIESR preview analysis of live firm creation data by Kent economists for their Spring 2021 UK economic outlook.

The Macroconomics, Growth and History Centre (MaGHiC) preview their quarterly UK Economic Outlook in this NIESR ‘box’.
“Business creation is an important indicator to monitor especially in the face of large shocks such as Covid-19. In this analysis, we use data from Companies House to calculate new company registrations by sector and geographical area on a daily basis.”
Written by Alfred Duncan, Yannis Galanakis, Miguel León-Ledesma, Anthony Savagar, they use data up to 30 March 2021, to infer how one measure of the supply side of the economy has evolved since the start of the pandemic.
All data and further interactive analysis can be accessed on the project website.