The East of England recorded a faster rate of growth in the number of business start ups than the North East in the year to October 2010.

 There are wide variations in the number of start-ups across the country. So far this year Scotland (+26.6%) London (+21.5%) and the East of England (+15.3%) have seen the strongest regional year-to-date growth compared to the corresponding period in 2009. The West Midlands (+7.4%) and Wales (+7.4%) have had the weakest growth.

 Source: BankSearch – Business Start Up Interactive Database