National Statistics

Company Insolvency Statistics: January to March 2019

Statistics on new company insolvencies in England and Wales, and related statistics for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Documents

Company Insolvency Statistics January to March 2019 release

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Company Insolvency Statistics January to March 2019 tables

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Company Insolvency Statistics January to March 2019 industry breakdown

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Company Insolvency Statistics January to March 2019 infographic

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Company Insolvency Statistics January to March 2019 data (csv format)

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Company Insolvency Statistics January to March 2019 pre-release access list

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Details

This statistics release contains the latest data on company insolvency (companies which are unable to pay debts and enter liquidation, or enter administration or other company rescue process) . Statistics are presented separately for England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland because of differences in legislation and policy.

Main messages

Insolvencies in Q1 2019

  • Total underlying company insolvencies increased in Q1 2019
  • Creditors’ voluntary liquidations, administrations and company voluntary arrangements all increased in Q1 2019, while compulsory liquidations decreased
  • Administrations increased to the highest level for 5 years

Update to historical data

  • In Q1 2019 there has been a revision to historical data relating to company voluntary arrangements between 2000-07. This was due to an error in start and registration dates for company voluntary arrangements in our dataset
Published 30 April 2019