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Recent research from Duport.co.uk shows there was a rise in company closures in Wirral during 2013, with 597 companies closing over the course of the year.
The Duport report also shows that after a record number of new company registrations in 2012, last year saw a 17% drop in company formation. This led to an overall reduction in net company growth (the number of new company formations minus the number of company closures).
2013 saw a surge in company formations in Swansea, according to a new economic report from Duport.co.uk.
Over the course of the year, there were 1407 new companies registered - more than any other year in the history of the city and a 20% rise on 2012. This puts Swansea way ahead of the UK as whole, which only achieved an 8% rise in company formation during 2013.
Derby smashed its own record for company formation during 2013, according to the latest Duport Business Confidence Report for the area.
Over the course of the year, there were 2144 new companies formed in Derby - more than any other year on record and a 13% rise on 2012.