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Guide to Insolvency Statistics

A comprehensive guide to insolvency, focusing on concepts and definitions used in statistics published by the Insolvency Service.

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Guide to Insolvency Statistics

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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.
Published 29 April 2015
Last updated 29 April 2016 + show all updates
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