Insolvency statistics – August 2023

Published: 19/09/2023 By Hannah Duncan

The insolvency stats for August 2023 are out and it's a sharp spike in numbers from last month.

All the data is taken from the monthly stats created by the insolvency service.

The graph below shows the total number of company insolvencies each month since August 2019 and is split by the type of insolvency.

Following a 2 month reduction in total numbers we now see another spike. Our predictions of numbers being quieter over the summer months followed by an increase was correct but will the numbers continue to rise all the way up to Christmas? The breakdown of each type of insolvency is below the graph. 

There were 2,308 registered company insolvencies in August 2023 in England & Wales

  • 19% higher than August last year (1,941 in August 2022)
  • 581 more cases than last month (1,727 in July 2023) 

These figures are made up as follows: 

Creditors Voluntary Liquidations = 1,880 - 13% higher than August 2022

Compulsory liquidations = 221 - 45% higher than in August 2022

Administrations = 195 - 68% higher than August 2023

Company Voluntary Arrangements = 11 - 15% lower than August 2022

Receivership =1

Moratorium = 46 between 26th June 2020 & 31st August 2023
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Could a Moratorium give you the necessary breathing space to save your business?  Find out  here.   

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