This section shows active customers by entity type.
An active customer is a customer with any registered activity within a specific period, or a salary and wage earner whose only relationship with Inland Revenue is having PAYE deducted and paid on their behalf within a specific period.
The data for these statistics is available for download from the links at the bottom of the page.
Graph of active customers by entity type (company, trust, partnership, and society/club)
This graph has 4 lines, showing the number of active customers by the following 4 entity types: Company, Trust, Partnership and Society/Club.
Over the period, 2008 to 2017, the number of Companies (increased 7%) and Trusts (increased 10%) have increased while Partnerships (decreased 29%) and Societies/Clubs (decreased 7%) have both declined.
Graph of active customers by entity type (individual vs total)
This graph has 2 lines showing the number of active customers for the Total and the Individual entity type.
From 2008 to 2017, the total number of active customers increased 12% (from 4,292,514 to 4,812,127) whereas Individuals increased 14% (from 3,514,609 to 4,015,519).