17 Feb, 2022

More than 9 in 10 businesses trading post-lockdown

17 Feb, 2022

By late January 2022, more than 9 in 10 (93%) of single site businesses reported they were currently trading, up from 89% in early July 2021.

This was highest in Wales and Northern Ireland (97%) and lowest in England (92%).

While more Welsh businesses were now trading, 17% were only partially trading compared with 11% across the UK. In addition, a higher proportion of Welsh single-site businesses have experienced falls in turnover.

Wales saw an 11 percentage point rise in single-site businesses reporting a decrease in turnover between late June 2021 and mid-January 2022 (33% to 44%).

Credit: ons.gov.uk