Ministry of Justice

Company winding up and bankruptcy petition statistics archive

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Archive of quarterly National Statistics on company winding up and bankruptcy petitions in England and Wales.


The quarterly release presents statistics on insolvency proceedings issued in the county courts and High Court for both individuals (bankruptcy petitions) and businesses (company winding up petitions).

The bulletin is released by the Ministry of Justice and produced in accordance with arrangements provided by the UK Statistics Authority.

Note that these figures represent court activity and not the actual numbers of individual or business insolvencies. The Insolvency Service publishes parallel quarterly statistics on this issue.

2007 quarter 1 statistics


2007 quarter 2 statistics


2007 quarter 3 statistics


2007 quarter 4 statistics


2008 quarter 1 statistics


2008 quarter 2 statistics


2008 quarter 3 statistics


2008 quarter 4 statistics

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