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.
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