The latest National Statistics on insolvencies produced by The Insolvency Service (an Executive Agency of BIS) are released on 7 February 2014 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.  

Statistics on quarterly insolvencies for the UK are published for the period from Q1 2004 up to Q4 2013 and include headline figures for England and Wales covering individual insolvencies, made up of bankruptcies, individual voluntary arrangements (IVAs) and debt relief orders (DROs); and company liquidations, consisting of compulsory liquidations and creditors’ voluntary liquidations (CVLs). 

These statistics report on the period October to December 2013 and update those previously released on 1 November 2013.

From 09:30 on Friday 7 February 2014 the statistics release can be viewed  here.

Downloads (accessible from 09:30 Friday 7 February 2014)

Statistics release (pdf)

Statistics release including headline tables (pdf)

Data tables, 2004-2013 (Excel)

Headline statistics for England and Wales, 1984 to date (unformatted CSV)

Please note that the links above will always direct you to data for the Q4 2013 release. If you are interested in archived data or additional series, further statistics are available here, or you can contact the Insolvency Service ( or