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UK insolvencies: individual insolvencies, by type Q1 2014-Q1 2020

This statistic shows the number of individual insolvencies in England and Wales from the first quarter of 2014 to the second quarter of 2020, by type. In the second quarter of 2020, there were nearly 2.4 thousand cases of bankruptcy orders while cases of individual voluntary arrangements reached over 24 thousand at the same time.

Number of individual insolvencies in England and Wales from 1st quarter 2014 to 1st quarter 2020, by type

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Release date

July 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

1st quarter 2014 to 2nd quarter 2020

Supplementary notes

* NOT Seasonally Adjusted

** Figures from 2011 Q2 onwards based on the date the bankruptcy order was granted by the court or the Adjudicator. From 6 April 2016, the process for people making themselves bankrupt moved online and out of the courts.

*** Debt Relief Orders (DROs) came into effect on 6 April 2009 as an alternative route into individual insolvency. In April 2011 a change was introduced to the legislation to allow those who have built up value in a pension scheme to apply for debt relief under these provisions.

**** Includes Deeds of Arrangement.
* Provisional data.

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