Ungated Post | 13 Apr 2016

The State of the Nation: The UK Family Business Sector 2015/16

This report examines the role of family firms in the UK economy. It follows on from previous IFB Research Foundation family business sector reports published in 2008, 2011 and 2014.

The state of family businesses matters because they make up a large proportion of all UK businesses. Across the length and breadth of the country, small-scale, family-run firms produce goods, provide services and create jobs in all sectors of the economy. They vary widely in size, management structure and longevity. They also face a number of challenges, some of which are unique to family firms.

Headline findings include the fact that family businesses employed an estimated 47 per cent of all UK private sector employment and generated 34 per cent of the UK’s private sector turnover in 2014. 

Read the full report.

Oxford Economics’ team is expert at applying advanced economic tools that provide valuable insights into today’s most pressing business, financial, and policy issues.

To find out more about our capabilities, contact:

Americas
Diantha Redd
+1 (646) 503 3052
Email

Asia Pacific
Peter Suomi
+65 6850 0110
Email

EMEA
Aoife Pearson
+44 (0)203 910 8054
Email

Related Services

Post

Reinvent for growth in the media industry: Only the radical will survive and thrive

In partnership with Accenture, Oxford Economics surveyed 6,000 consumers across 10 countries to better understand their preferences, beliefs, and behaviors toward their online entertainment experiences. Lead researcher, Sundus Alfi, discusses the results of this research with Marketplace, citing customer expectations for a seamless viewing experience.

Find Out More

Post

Climate Change and Food Prices in Southeast Asia: 2024 Update

This report highlights the vulnerability of food production cost in ASEAN given the impending physical and transition risks of climate change. It also highlights the critical policy response at domestic and international level to support the transition.

Find Out More

Post

2024 EY CIO Sentiment Study: Sentiment in the age of GenAI

Oxford Economics, in partnership with EY, conducted a survey in early 2024 to gather insights into how CIOs from leading organizations are navigating challenges faced in achieving growth agendas in an age of rapid technology advancement.

Find Out More