Friday, 10 May 2013

3,619 Businesses Liquidated since January 2013


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The Statistics

Insolvencies from January through to April 2013 were published by the Insolvency Service last week. The graph below plots these numbers across England and Wales on a seasonally adjusted basis.


A total of 1,043 Compulsory Liquidations were recorded, 11.8% higher than September to December 2012 and 13.4% less than January to April of 2012. In addition 2,576 Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidations were recorded, 10.9% less than September to December 2012 and 16.7% less than January to April of 2012.

There were also 935 other corporate insolvencies (not seasonally adjusted) comprising 236 receiverships, 557 administrations and 142 company voluntary arrangements. These figures represent a decrease of 27.5% on the same period in 2012.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Latest UK Company Insolvency Statistics for 2012 Q3

Insolvencies for the third quarter of 2012 were published today. The graph below shows compulsory and voluntary insolvencies across England and Wales on a seasonally adjusted basis.


There were a total of 3,971 compulsory and voluntary liquidations. This figure is 2.8% less than the previous quarter and 6.6% less than the same quarter a year ago. The total was made up of:
  • 1,092 compulsory liquidations (up 5.5% on the previous quarter but down 10.2% on the corresponding quarter of the previous year)
  • 2,879 creditors’ voluntary liquidations (which were down 5.6% on the previous quarter and down 5.1% on the corresponding quarter of the previous year)
Additionally, there were 986 other corporate insolvencies (not seasonally adjusted) representing a decrease of 21% on the same period a year ago. These comprised of:
  • 277 receiverships
  • 548 administrations
  • 161 company voluntary arrangements. 

Friday, 3 August 2012

Latest UK Company Insolvency Statistics for 2012 Q2

The latest company insolvencies have just been published by the Insolvency Service. The graph below shows business insolvencies across England and Wales during the second quarter of 2012.


There were 4,115 compulsory and creditors’ voluntary liquidations in the Q2 of 2012, adjusted on a seasonal basis across England and Wales. This is a 3.6% decrease on Q1 of 2012 and 2.4% less than Q2 of 2011.

Insolvencies are made up of:
1,040 compulsory liquidations (down 13.9% on Q1 of 2012 and down 18.7% on Q2 of 2011)
3,075 creditor voluntary liquidations (up 0.4% on Q1 of 2012 and up 4.6% on Q2 of 2011)

There were also 1,310 other corporate insolvencies in the second quarter of 2012, not adjusted seasonally, comprising the below. This represents an increase of 6.3% on the same period a year ago (Q2 of 2011).

333 receiverships
625 administrations
352 company voluntary arrangements

Source: Insolvency Service

Friday, 4 May 2012

UK Company Insolvency Statistics for 2012 Q1


The Insolvency Service have today (4 May) published Statistics showing business insolvencies across England and Wales in the first quarter of 2012. 


Adjusted on a seasonal basis, there were a total of 4,303 compulsory liquidations and creditors’ voluntary liquidations as shown in Figure 1. This was an increase of 0.2% on the previous quarter and an increase of 4.3% on the same period a year ago.

Made up of 1,238 compulsory liquidations (which are down 11.2% on the previous quarter and up 11.1% on the corresponding quarter of the previous year), and 3,065 creditors’ voluntary liquidations (which are up 5.7% on the previous quarter and up 1.8% on the corresponding quarter of the previous year).


Thursday, 12 January 2012

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