Insolvency statistics: July to September 2017

Statistics on corporate and individual insolvencies in England and Wales, and related statistics for Scotland and Northern Ireland, for July to September 2017, have been released.

Key findings:


  • Total company insolvencies in Q3 2017 decreased compared with the unusually high level in the previous quarter, when a large number of connected personal service companies entered liquidation.
  • Compared with last quarter’s underlying numbers, company insolvencies rose in Q3 2017.


  • Total individual insolvencies increased in Q3 2017, driven primarily by an increase in individual voluntary arrangements (IVAs), which reached a record high.

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