Friday, 10 May 2013

3,619 Businesses Liquidated since January 2013

With almost 4000 companies liquidated so far this year, now's the time to ensure that you are not dealing with any business that's heading down the same road.'s Free Company Risk Monitoring service alerts you by email when detrimental events are registered, new accounts are filed or changes in credit status recorded.

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.