Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Questions (108)

Louise O'Reilly


108. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Taoiseach the number of microbusinesses here in which the definition of a microbusiness is a business that employs fewer than 10 persons. [25264/20]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The latest year for which the information requested by the Deputy is available is 2018. The figures, which are published in Table 6 of the CSO’s annual Business Demography statistics, show that in 2018 there were 248,333 enterprises in the private business economy with under 10 persons engaged.

The private business economy comprises the Industry, Construction, Distribution, Financial and Services sectors (NACE Rev 2 codes B to N, excluding code 64.20 “Activities of Holding Companies”) as classified by the CSO.