The Community Business Market in 2016

Each year, the Power to Change Research Institute commissions research to estimate the size and shape of the community business sector in England. This year’s research builds on the 2014 and 2015 studies, and provides estimates of the size of the community business market across 15 sub-sectors. These are transport; food catering and production; energy; libraries; finance; craft, industry and production; shops / cafés; housing; arts centre / facility; community hub / facility; sports and leisure; environmental / nature conservation; digital; health and social care; pubs (ranked in descending order of numbers of businesses).