England & Wales

Comprehensive statistics concerning all formal insolvency procedures under the Insolvency Act 1986 are compiled on a quarterly basis by the Insolvency Service's Statistical Productions Team and a further direct link to the latest quarterly statistics is also reproduced below. 
Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/insolvency-service-official-statistics


National Insolvency Statistics Update: The United Kingdom
Update on national insolvency statistics from the UK
by Frances COULSON, Partner, Head of Insolvency & Restructuring, Wedlake Bell LLP (London, UK) and INSOL Europe Country Coordinator
Source: Eurofenix, 2023 Autumn edition

Latest Insolvency Statistics

2024
Companies & Individuals

Please note that the monthly and quarterly statistics have been merged as of 26 April 2024, while retaining the monthly frequency. These new monthly publications contain some additional information that was previously only released quarterly, such as seasonally adjusted numbers and rates of insolvency per 10,000 companies or adults. The publications can be found on the company insolvency statistics releases and individual insolvency statistics releases pages.
 

2023
Companies

Fourth Quarter 2023 (January 2024)
Third Quarter 2023 (September 2023)
Second Quarter 2023 (July 2023)
First Quarter 2023 (April 2023)

Previous Insolvency Statistics

2022
Companies
Fourth Quarter 2022 (January 2023)
Third Quarter 2022 (October 2022)
Second Quarter 2022 (August 2022)
First Quarter 2022 (April 2022)

Individuals

Fourth Quarter 2022 (January 2023)
Third Quarter 2022 (October 2022)

Second Quarter 2022 (August 2022)
First Quarter 2022 (April 2022)

2021
Companies
Fourth Quarter 2021 (January 2022)
Third Quarter 2021 (October 2021)
Second Quarter 2021 (July 2021)
First Quarter 2021 (April 2021)

Individuals
Fourth Quarter 2021 (January 2022)
Third Quarter 2021 (October 2021)
Second Quarter 2021 (July 2021)
First Quarter 2021 (April 2021)

Note on Insolvency Statistics in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
The Insolvency Service has committed to releasing monthly company and individual insolvency statistics for England and Wales, and monthly company statistics for Scotland, throughout the remainder of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and for a period thereafter. These new Monthly Insolvency Statistics are released as provisional experimental statistics, published two weeks in arrears of month end, to provide faster indicators of the impact of the pandemic on insolvency.

They are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/monthly-insolvency-statistics
 

2020

Companies

Fourth Quarter 2020 (January 2021)


Third Quarter 2020 (October 2020)


Second Quarter 2020 (July 2020)


First Quarter 2020 (April 2020)

 

Individuals


Fourth Quarter 2020 (January 2021)


Third Quarter 2020 (October 2020)


Second Quarter 2020 (July 2020)


First Quarter 2020 (April 2020)

 

 

2019

Companies

Fourth Quarter 2019 (January 2020)

Third Quarter 2019 (October 2019)

Second Quarter 2019 (July 2019)

First Quarter 2019 (April 2019)

 

Individuals

Fourth Quarter 2019 (January 2020)

Third Quarter 2019 (October 2019)

Second Quarter 2019 (July 2019)

First Quarter 2019 (April 2019)

 

2018

Fourth Quarter 2018 (January 2019)

Third Quarter 2018 (October 2018)


Second Quarter 2018 (July 2018)


First Quarter 2018 (April 2018)

 

2017


Fourth Quarter 2017 (January 2018)


Third Quarter 2017 (October 2017)


Second Quarter 2017 (July 2017)


First Quarter 2017 (April 2017)

 

2016


Fourth Quarter 2016 (January 2017)


Third Quarter 2016 (October 2016)


Second Quarter 2016 (July 2016)


First Quarter 2016 (April 2016)

 

2015
 

Fourth Quarter 2015 (January 2016)


Third Quarter 2015 (October 2015)


Second Quarter 2015 (July 2015)


First Quarter 2015 (April 2015)

 

2014
 

Fourth Quarter 2014 (January 2015)


Third Quarter 2014 (October 2014)


Second Quarter 2014 (August 2014)


First Quarter 2014 (April 2014)

INSOL Europe gratefully acknowledges the Insolvency Service for its statistical work generally and for the ability to provide Members with direct access to these statistics.

Reported by Simeon GILCHRIST (Edwin Coe, UK)
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