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Government's biggest small business survey highlights continuing disparity in number of companies founded by women and minority ethnic groups

Following recent research which showed UK female founders are not being heard by investors, new government analysis of the business landscape further cements gender disparity in UK enterprise.

In its Longitudinal Small Business Survey for 2016, an annual report based on telephone interviews conducted with 6,897 small business employers (one to 249 staff), the government found that just 20% of small and medium-sized businesses were majority-led by women – a 1% drop on 2015.

Authors: Megan Dunsby

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