HC Deb 25 February 1982 vol 18 c475W
Mr. Shersby

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many firms registered and deregistered for value added tax during the last year for which figures are available.

Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

In the 12 months February 1981 to January 1982, 142,906 names were added to the value added tax register. In the same period 104,627 persons sought cancellation of their registration.