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Insolvency Service Official Statistics

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

The Insolvency Service has committed to releasing monthly company and individual insolvency statistics for England and Wales, and monthly company statistics for Scotland, throughout the remainder of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and for a period thereafter. These new Monthly Insolvency Statistics are released as provisional experimental statistics, published two weeks in arrears of month end, to provide faster indicators of the impact of the pandemic on insolvency.

Our routine Official and National Statistics will continue to be released as usual, with the exception of the Individual Insolvencies by Location, Age and Gender, England and Wales 2019 statistics. This publication will be delayed from July 2020 to November 2020 and will be released alongside the Individual Insolvencies by Parliamentary Constituency, England and Wales, 2019 statistics.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) separately publishes Monthly Personal Insolvency Statistics for Scotland, two weeks in arrears of month end.

Publications

Insolvency Statistics in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Official and National Statistics Releases

User Requested

Publication schedule

Contact us

Statistics team

Office currently closed during the coronavirus pandemic.
Please contact by email only.

Archive statistics

  • 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

Published 14 July 2014
Last updated 15 May 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added in information on COVID-19 and link to our new monthly statistics.

  2. Small update to lay out of the page

  3. Update to lay out of page

  4. Update of body to include statistics survey

  5. Insolvency Service Enforcement Outcomes Monthly data tables: January 2017 have been added.

  6. New statistics released

  7. Regional statistics added for 2015

  8. Monthly enforcement data tables have been added for October

  9. Insolvency Statistics July to September 2016

  10. September tables added

  11. Insolvency Service Enforcement Outcomes Monthly data tables for August added

  12. Insolvency Service Enforcement Outcomes Monthly data tables: July 2016 added

  13. Quarterly statistics - April to June 2016 have been added.

  14. Individual Insolvencies by location, age and gender, England and Wales 2015 has been added

  15. New documents added

  16. Insolvency Service Enforcement Outcomes (Experimental Statistics): July to September 2015, were added.

  17. Enforcement outcomes April to June 2015 published

  18. Added note on forthcoming change to statistical methods

  19. April to June official statistics added

  20. User engagement feedback added

  21. Added Insolvency Statistics: Methodology Consultation

  22. Minor textual changes, adding reference to experimental enforcement statistics.

  23. Insolvency Statistics: January to March 2015

  24. Statistics for October to December 2014 (Q4) have been added

  25. First published.