National Statistics

Company Insolvency Statistics: July to September 2019

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

Documents

Commentary - Company Insolvency Statistics July to September 2019

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Data Tables in Excel (xlsx) Format - Company Insolvency Statistics July to September 2019

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Data Tables in Open Document Spreadsheet (ods) Format - Company Insolvency Statistics July to September 2019

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Industry Tables in Excel (xlsx) Format - Company Insolvency Statistics July to September 2019

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Industry Tables in Open Document Spreadsheet (ods) Format - Company Insolvency Statistics July to September 2019

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CSV Tables - Company Insolvency Statistics July to September 2019

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Infographic - Company Insolvency Statistics July to September 2019

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Pre-Release Access List - Company Insolvency Statistics July to September 2019

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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 Q3 2019

  • Total company insolvencies increased slightly in Q3 2019 compared with Q2 2019.
  • Administrations have reached their highest quarterly level since Q1 2014, continuing recent patterns of growth.
  • Underlying creditors’ voluntary liquidations have also reached their highest quarterly since Q1 2012 but the CVL liquidation rate has fallen slightly.
  • Compulsory liquidations have fallen for the third successive quarter to their lowest level since Q4 2017.
Published 30 October 2019
Last updated 5 November 2019 + show all updates
  1. Change to the CSV time series to correct error in reporting underlying insolvencies in table 1c and 1d
  2. First published.