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Individual Insolvency Statistics Releases

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

Note on monthly insolvency statistics

The Insolvency Service is currently releasing monthly company and individual insolvency statistics for England & Wales and Northern Ireland, and monthly company statistics for Scotland. These Monthly Insolvency Statistics are published two weeks in arrears of month end, to provide more up to date information on insolvency volumes.

Following a consultation in 2023, the Insolvency Service will merge the monthly and quarterly statistics while maintaining monthly frequency. The first release in the new format will be published on 26 April 2024. It will be available on this page.

Individual Insolvency Statistics Releases

This statistics collection contains the Insolvency Service’s regular statistical releases on individual insolvency (people who are unable to pay debts and enter formal procedures). Publications included here are:

Individual Insolvency Statistics

Quarterly statistics on individual insolvencies primarily in England and Wales with information presented separately for Scotland and Northern Ireland due to differences in legislation and policy. Prior to 2019 this publication was combined with our Company Insolvency Statistics so these older releases are also included in this collection page. This is published quarterly and designated as National Statistics.

Individual Insolvencies by Location, Age and Gender

This release breaks individual insolvencies down by age and gender as well as by region; county; local authority; parliamentary constituency and electoral ward in England and Wales. This release is published annually and is designated as Official Statistics.

Prior to the 2021 edition (published 1 April 2022), the parliamentary constituency supplement was published separately to the main release.

Individual Voluntary Arrangement Outcomes and Providers

Provides a breakdown on the outcomes of individual voluntary arrangements and the number of new individual voluntary arrangements registered by provider. This release is published annually and is designated as Official Statistics.

Documents

Published 30 July 2019
Last updated 1 March 2024 + show all updates
  1. Individual voluntary arrangements outcomes and providers publication for 2023 added.

  2. Statistics for Q4 2023 added. Notice added relating to change to format of insolvency statistics from April 2024.

  3. Individual insolvency statistics for Q3 2023 added

  4. Quarterly statistics for Q2 2023 added. Added information about plans to merge the monthly and quarterly statistics.

  5. Q1 2023 individual insolvency statistics added

  6. Individual insolvencies by Location, Age and Gender, 2022 Added

  7. Individual Voluntary Arrangements Outcomes and Providers 2022 added to the page

  8. Added Q4 2022 statistics release

  9. Q3 2022 individual insolvency statistics added, as well as information added about a user survey

  10. Added Q2 2022 statistics release

  11. Added statistics on breathing spaces by location, age and money advisor group

  12. Q1 2022 statistics added and updates made to main body of text

  13. Added Location, Age and Gender statistics for 2021

  14. Individual Voluntary Arrangements Outcomes and Providers 2021 added to the page

  15. Added Q4 2021 statistics release

  16. Added Q3 2021 statistics release

  17. Location, Age and Gender statistics for 2020 added

  18. Added Q2 2021 statistics release

  19. Q1 2021 Individual Insolvency Statistics were added

  20. Individual Voluntary Arrangements Outcomes and Providers 2020 added

  21. October to December 2020 stats added

  22. Added Individual Insolvencies by Location, Age and Gender, 2019 and Individual Insolvencies by Parliamentary Constituency, 2019.

  23. Addition of new quarterly statistics

  24. New edition of quarterly statistics

  25. New edition of quarterly statistics

  26. New edition of quarterly insolvency statistics and IVA outcomes

  27. Improvements to explanations of each publication at the top of the page.

  28. Added Individual Insolvencies by Parliamentary Constituency, England and Wales, 2018.

  29. Addition of new Individual Insolvency Statistics

  30. First published.