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Insolvency Service Official Statistics

Insolvency Statistics: A National Statistics Publication

Headline Official Statistics showing numbers of corporate and individual insolvencies in England & Wales. Also included are industrial breakdowns of business insolvencies and insolvency numbers in Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as some longer historic series. 

For the latest (Third Quarter 2013) insolvency statistics click here (available from 9:30am 1 November 2013).

The Fourth Quarter 2013 insolvency statistics will be available here from 9.30am, 7 February 2014

Individual insolvencies by region

Bankruptcy Orders, Debt Relief Orders and Individual Voluntary Arrangements in England & Wales, broken down by region, county, unitary authority and local authority. The rate per 10,000 adult population is also shown, as are total individual insolvencies by region and maps for local authority.

To view the tables, please click here 

Individual voluntary arrangement outcome statistics

Statistics showing the number and percentage of Individual Voluntary Arrangements that have been registered in each year since 1990, that have since completed, failed or are still ongoing.

Click here to see more information 

User engagement

In 2013 the Insolvency Service Statistics Team conducted a survey to gather feedback on National and Official Statistics publications and set priorities for further development.

A summary of the feedback we received and our response can be found below.

Summary of user feedback (DOCX, 230 Kb)  

Annex B: Survey questionnaire (PDF, 288 Kb) 

In 2010 the Insolvency Service Statistics Team carried out a user engagement consultation on all the statistics published here. For more information please click here


Contact Details

Media Enquiries:
Insolvency Service Press Office:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7596 6187
Fax: +44 (0)20 7291 6731

Non Media Enquiries
External Affairs Directorate: Statistics

Rebekah Paul +44 (0)20 7637 6314
John Perrett +44 (0)20 7291 6858


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Regional Statistics

The Insolvency Service published annual official statistics covering individual insolvencies on a regional basis at 09.30am on Friday 12 July.

These update the existing annual figures available here to include 2012 and will present tables and maps (including an interactive map) down to local authority level. The additional age and gender breakdown at government office region level will also be updated to include figures for 2012.