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This document aims to provide a comprehensive guide to insolvency, focusing on concepts and definitions used in statistics published by the Insolvency Service. The areas covered in this guide are:
high-level descriptions of the types of insolvency which apply to companies and people;
the data recorded and any associated data quality issues; and
legislation coming into effect in the period covered by the statistics, which may affect comparisons over time.