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Monthly UK insolvency statistics – June 2021

Published: 19/07/2021 By Jane Price

The following figures are part of a monthly series published by the Insolvency Services to supplement quarterly National Statistics, with the aim of providing more up to date information as COVID-19 continues.

Figure 1: Overall, since the start of the first UK lockdown the number of registered company insolvencies have remained lower than pre-pandemic levels, due to the lower number of compulsory liquidations however CVL's are now reaching similar levels to pre-pandemic times.

England and Wales, June 2019 to June 2021, Not seasonally adjusted




There were 1,207 registered company insolvencies registered in June 2021 in England & Wales.

  • 63% higher than the number registered in the same month in the previous year (741 in June 2020), and
  • 18% lower than the number registered two years previously (1,466 in June 2019).

These figures are made up as follows:

Creditors Voluntary Liquidations = 1,116 (similar to pre-pandemic levels twice the amount in June 2020 and 11% higher than June 2019)
Compulsory liquidations = 38 (46% lower than 2020 and 86% lower than 2019)
Administrations = 39 (61% lower than 2020 and 74% lower than 2019)
Company Voluntary Arrangements = 14 (same as June 2020 but 60% lower than 2019)

Detailed figures and information of monthly company insolvency data for England & Wales can be found at the Insolvency Service here


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Insolvency Procedures explained?

Company Voluntary Liquidation (CVL)
Compulsory Liquidations or winding up by the court

Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA)
Company Administration