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Correction See correction
We have corrected errors in the estimates of ‘Number of firms by size and trade of firm’ which were incorrect due to a minor processing error. This correction impacts the 2017 to 2020 (inclusive) editions of the tables as subsequent editions have been produced on the correct methodology. Please contact <> for further information.
3 May 2022 12:10