Number of UK listed companies falls 12.5% over three years

1,180 companies

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1,180 companies were listed on the LSE as of May 2022, down from 1,349 in May 2019.
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1,180 companies were listed on the LSE as of May 2022, down from 1,349 in May 2019.

The number of companies listed on the London main market and Alternative Investment Market dropped 12.5% over the three years to May 2022, according to a new report from the Quoted Companies Alliance, implicating various aspects of the UK economy.

Excluding investment companies and international companies whose London quote was secondary, 1,180 companies were listed on the LSE as of the last day of trading in May 2022, down from 1,349 in May 2019. Of all companies within these markets, 91% were small- and mid-caps, with a collective market capitalisation of £376bn. According to the QCA, employment data from 2021 revealed AIM and main market quoted companies employed 5.9m staff, of which 2.2m were employed by small- and mid-caps, representing over 75% of the workforce of all quoted companies across several UK regions. UK AIM ...

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