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Insolvency Service Official Statistics

This page provides information about the Insolvency Service's official statistics, including details on what is available and when it is released.

The Insolvency Service is currently releasing monthly company and individual insolvency statistics for England & Wales and Northern Ireland, and monthly company statistics for Scotland, to provide more up to date information on insolvency volumes. These Monthly Insolvency Statistics are published two weeks in arrears of month end. Our other routine Official and National Statistics continue to be released as usual.

Official and National Statistics Publications

Publication schedule

Monthly Insolvency Statistics Releases

Individual Insolvency Statistics Releases

Our Individual Insolvency Statistics Releases include:

  • Quarterly Individual Insolvency National Statistics published at the end of January, April, July and October each year
  • Individual Insolvencies by Location, Age and Gender statistics published annually in March or April, and
  • Individual Voluntary Arrangement Outcomes and Providers statistics published annually in February or March.

Company Insolvency Statistics Releases

Our quarterly Company Insolvency National Statistics are published at the end of January, April, July and October each year.

Insolvency Service Enforcement Outcomes

Our Insolvency Service Enforcement Outcomes statistics are published annually in April each year, with monthly updates to the data tables.

User Requested

Additional user-requested datasets in response to Freedom of Information requests can be found online, for example at Insolvency Service FOI responses: October to December 2021.

Policies and procedures

Details of policies and procedures relating to the production of Insolvency Service statistics, such as our revisions policy and seasonal adjustment methodology, can be found in our Policy and Procedure documents.

Contact us

Statistics team

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 28 October 2022 + show all updates
  1. Information added about user survey

  2. Updated text, including restructuring to make it clearer what is available and adding link to FOI request responses

  3. Added in information on COVID-19 and link to our new monthly statistics.

  4. Small update to lay out of the page

  5. Update to lay out of page

  6. Update of body to include statistics survey

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

  8. New statistics released

  9. Regional statistics added for 2015

  10. Monthly enforcement data tables have been added for October

  11. Insolvency Statistics July to September 2016

  12. September tables added

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

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

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

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

  17. New documents added

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

  19. Enforcement outcomes April to June 2015 published

  20. Added note on forthcoming change to statistical methods

  21. April to June official statistics added

  22. User engagement feedback added

  23. Added Insolvency Statistics: Methodology Consultation

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

  25. Insolvency Statistics: January to March 2015

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

  27. First published.