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There has been an increase in the number of small businesses taking on extra staff, according to the latest data.
Figures from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills Small Business Survey shows 24 per cent of firms had more people working for them in 2015 compared to 2014.
The study, which involved more than 15,000 SMEs, revealed only one in ten have seen a reduction in staff numbers, compared to 21 per cent in 2010 – a sign that small firms are enjoying a period of growth.
Small business minister Anna Soubry said: “This survey shines a light on the small businesses that drive our economy and employ millions of people across the country – and it’s good news that small firms continue to employ more people.
“A strong economy underpins the success of our small businesses, which is why this government continues to take the difficult decisions needed to keep our economy and businesses strong.”
The survey also revealed that over 75 per cent of businesses that do not have employees have made a profit over the previous 12 months, with around 50 per cent expecting to see an increase in their sales over the next three years.
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