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SMALL BUSINESS OVERVIEW - UK - DECEMBER 2017

Published By :

Mintel

Published Date : Dec 2017

Category :

Manufacturing

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SMEs are not only a highly important aspect of the UK economy, representing more than 49% of all economic activity, but have also outperformed the enterprise sector over the past five years, recording growth of 21% while enterprise growth has been restricted to just 8%.

Table of contents
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The market
Figure 1: The SME turnover development, 2013-17
Figure 2: Segmentation of SME turnover by size of company, 2017
Figure 3: The private industry and commerce turnover of SMEs, by sector, 2017
Figure 4: The importance of SMEs, by industrial sector, 2017
Figure 5: The importance of SMEs, by region, 2017
Market factors
Figure 6: Proportion of businesses with internet access, by size of company, 2012-16
Figure 7: Business births and deaths, 2012-16
Marketing to SMEs
Companies
Figure 8: The development of businesses in the private sector, 2000-17
What we think
KEY INSIGHTS
How important are SMEs?
So how do you market to SMEs?
What are the main factors affecting SMEs now?
INTRODUCTION
Definitions
Figure 9: Definition of an SME
Methodology
Abbreviations
Market positioning
Figure 10: The role of SMEs in the UK economy, by size of business, 2017
UK ECONOMY
Overview
Figure 11: Forecast GDP development 2017-22
Figure 12: UK GDP quarterly development, 2004-17
Inflation
House prices
Figure 13: UK House price changes, 2006-17
Interest rates
Consumer spending
Manufacturing
Figure 14: UK manufacturing, 2014-17
Business investment
Figure 15: UK GFCF 2003-17
Imports
Exports
THE SME MARKET
Key points
The SME market
Figure 16: The SME turnover development, by size of business, 2013-17
Figure 17: The SME development, by size of business, 2013-17
SME SECTOR SEGMENTATION
Key points
SME sector segmentation
By size of company
Figure 18: Segmentation of SME turnover by size of company, 2017
Activity
Figure 19: The SME turnover by type of activity, 2017
Legal status
Figure 20: The SME turnover by corporate structure, 2017
SME INDUSTRY SEGMENTATION
Key points
SME industry segmentation
Figure 21: The private industry and commerce turnover of SMEs, by sector, 2017
Figure 22: The importance of SMEs, by industrial sector, 2017
Figure 23: The importance of sole traders, by industrial sector, 2017
Figure 24: The importance of micro companies, by industrial sector, 2017
Figure 25: The importance of small companies, by industrial sector, 2017
Figure 26: The importance of medium size companies, by industrial sector, 2017
SME REGIONAL SEGMENTATION
Key points
SME regional segmentation
Figure 27: The importance of private industry and commerce to SMEs, by region, 2017
Figure 28: The importance of SMEs, by region, 2017
North East
Figure 29: The market for SMEs in the North East of England, 2017
North West
Figure 30: The market for SMEs in the North West of England, 2017
Yorkshire & The Humber
Figure 31: The market for SMEs in Yorkshire & the Humber, 2017
East Midlands
Figure 32: The market for SMEs in the East Midlands, 2017
West Midlands
Figure 33: The market for SMEs in the West Midlands, 2017
East of England
Figure 34: The market for SMEs in the East of England, 2017
London
Figure 35: The market for SMEs in London, 2017
South East
Figure 36: The market for SMEs in the South East of England, 2017
South West
Figure 37: The market for SMEs in the South West of England, 2017
Wales
Figure 38: The market for SMEs in Wales, 2017
Scotland
Figure 39: The market for SMEs in Scotland, 2017
Northern Ireland
Figure 40: The market for SMEs in Northern Ireland, 2017
SUCCESS FACTORS FOR SMES
Key points
Success factors for SMEs
General
Specific to 2017
FACTORS AFFECTING SMES
Key points
Factors affecting SMEs
Brexit, the economy and legislation
Figure 41: Composition and progression of workplace pension contributions, 2012-17
The internet/technology Increasing market potential
Figure 42: Worldwide internet usage, by region, 2010-17
Figure 43: Proportion of businesses with Internet access, by size of company, 2012-16
Figure 44: Proportion of businesses with internet access and type of connection, by size of company, 2012-16
Figure 45: Proportion of businesses by maximum contracted internet connection speed, by size of company, 2012-16
Business web sites
Figure 46: Proportion of businesses with a website, by size of business, 2012-16
Figure 47: Proportion of businesses with website facilities, by size of business, 2014-16
R&D tax credits
Figure 48: Claims for the SME R&D tax credit scheme, 2011/12-2015/16
Figure 49: R&D expenditure used to claim SME R&D tax credit scheme, 2011/12-2015/16
Figure 50: Claims for the SME R&D tax credit scheme, by industry 2015/16
Figure 51: Claims for the SME R&D tax credit scheme, by region, 2015/16
The gig economy Confusing the self-employed market
Figure 52: Employees and self-employed, 1995-2017
Business churn
Figure 53: Business births and deaths, 2012-16
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
Key points
Industry development
Figure 54: The role of SMEs in the private sector, by size of business, 2017
Figure 55: The development of businesses in the private sector, 2000-17
Figure 56: The role of SMEs in the central and local government sector, by size of business, 2017
Figure 57: The role of SMEs in the non-profit sector, by size of business, 2017
Structure by employment
Figure 58: Analysis of the employment structure of the UK economy, 2016 and 2017
Figure 59: Analysis of the employment structure of the UK economy, 2016 and 2017
Structure by turnover
Figure 60: Analysis of the financial structure of the UK economy, 2016 and 2017

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