United Kingdom Small Business Index

This index shows changes in the overall performance of United Kingdom small businesses from month to month.

A line graph showing the ups and downs in the United Kingdom Small Business Index since January 2017.

The United Kingdom's Small Business Index rose 1 point to 91 points in October.

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The United Kingdom Index report

The latest on the state of small businesses in the United Kingdom.

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This month’s data

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Methodology

An explanation of data sources and how the index is constructed.

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A line graph showing monthly metrics for wages.

Wages grew 4.7% y/y in October.

A line graph showing monthly metrics for jobs.

Small business jobs fell 4.5% y/y in October.

A line graph showing monthly metrics for time to be paid.

The average length of time small businesses waited to be paid rose 0.6 days to 30.5 days.

A line graph showing monthly metrics for sales.

Sales rose 4.6% y/y in October.

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