HMCTS management information

The management information used by HMCTS for understanding workload volumes and timeliness at a national level.

The tables in these publications provide the latest management information on workload and timeliness for HMCTS criminal, civil and family courts, and tribunals.

  • receipts are the number of cases that have been received and entered onto the respective administrative system by the court/tribunal in the month
  • disposals are the number of cases that have been completed with a final result in the month
  • outstanding is the number of cases which have been receipted but not yet disposed of at the end of the month
  • timeliness is an end-to-end measure of how long those cases have taken to manage through the court or tribunal system for cases completed in the month

Each jurisdiction has a specific definition for workload and timeliness metrics; see the management information tables and guidance for more details.

These figures reflect the data held on the case management system, and hence have some definitional and timing differences from the official statistics. These figures reflect the data held on the relevant case management systems and hence have some definitional and timing differences from the official statistics. They are subject to the data quality issues associated with large administrative systems, including the late reporting of cases and regular updating of case details, which can lead to the figures for previous months’ being revised each publication. These revisions are generally small and do not usually change the overall picture of performance. The official statistics provide a more comprehensive view of a range of statistics related to court systems, including HMCTS performance, putting the figures in context and analysing the key aspects. Users are advised to use the official statistics for most purposes and to use the published management information only to understand the very latest high-level position.




Published 13 June 2019
Last updated 10 June 2021 + show all updates
  1. HMCTS management information - April 2021 added.

  2. MI data to March 2021 published.

  3. Data for February 2021 added.

  4. HMCTS management information - January 2021 added.

  5. HMCTS management information - December 2020 added.

  6. HMCTS management information - November 2020 added

  7. HMCTS management information - October 2020 added.

  8. HMCTS management information - September 2020 added.

  9. HMCTS management information - Aug 2020 added.

  10. July 2020 MI added.

  11. HMCTS management information - June 2020 added.

  12. May 2020 Management Information added.

  13. April 2020 Management Information added.

  14. HMCTS management information - March 2020 added.

  15. February 2020 MI added.

  16. January 2019 to January 2020 MI added

  17. December 2019 MI added.

  18. November 2019 MI added.

  19. MI for Oct 2019 added.

  20. September 2019 MI data added.

  21. MI for August 2019 added.

  22. July 2019 MI added.

  23. HMCTS management information - June 2019 added.

  24. HMCTS management information - May 2019 added.

  25. First published.