Insolvency Service official statistics

This collection brings together the Insolvency Service's official statistics and provides details of the information published, including the release schedule

The Insolvency Service has four regular statistical publications:

Publication schedule

Insolvency Service Official Statistics publication schedule

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  • 020 7596 6187

Insolvency Statistics: user feedback survey

The Insolvency Service is currently seeking feedback on its statistical publications in order to make them more relevant and useful. Please help by completing the survey .

We are specifically seeking feedback on

  • How our statistics are presented and explained; and
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Archive statistics

Statistics published before 2014 (National Archives website)

The Accountant in Bankruptcy produces quarterly Official Statistics on company and individual insolvencies in Scotland, some of which are incorporated into the Insolvency Service’s quarterly Insolvency Statistics publication.

Companies House produces quarterly statistics on corporate insolvencies and dissolutions. It also produces annual statistics on the number of directors disqualified.

The Office for National Statistics produces annual statistics on business deaths in its Business Demography publication. These statistics relate to all registered businesses, whereas Insolvency Statistics relate to companies on the Companies House register.

The Ministry of Justice produces quarterly National Statistics on civil court insolvency petitions.

Policy and procedures

  1. Insolvency Service Statistics: User engagement feedback
  2. Insolvency Statistics: policy and procedures
  3. Insolvency Statistics: pre-release access
Published 14 July 2014
Last updated 13 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Update of body to include statistics survey
  2. Insolvency Service Enforcement Outcomes Monthly data tables: January 2017 have been added.
  3. New statistics released
  4. Regional statistics added for 2015
  5. Monthly enforcement data tables have been added for October
  6. Insolvency Statistics July to September 2016
  7. September tables added
  8. Insolvency Service Enforcement Outcomes Monthly data tables for August added
  9. Insolvency Service Enforcement Outcomes Monthly data tables: July 2016 added
  10. Quarterly statistics - April to June 2016 have been added.
  11. Individual Insolvencies by location, age and gender, England and Wales 2015 has been added
  12. New documents added
  13. Insolvency Service Enforcement Outcomes (Experimental Statistics): July to September 2015, were added.
  14. Enforcement outcomes April to June 2015 published
  15. Added note on forthcoming change to statistical methods
  16. April to June official statistics added
  17. User engagement feedback added
  18. Added Insolvency Statistics: Methodology Consultation
  19. Minor textual changes, adding reference to experimental enforcement statistics.
  20. Insolvency Statistics: January to March 2015
  21. Statistics for October to December 2014 (Q4) have been added
  22. First published.