Insolvency statistics – May 2023

Published: 25/06/2023 By Hannah Duncan

The insolvency stats for May 2023 have been released and no sooner have the numbers dropped they have shot back up again!

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 May 2019 and is split by the type of insolvency.

As you can see numbers of company insolvencies have spiked again with creditors voluntary liquidations (CVL) still holding the largest portion of the total number of insolvencies for this month.

There were 2,552 registered company insolvencies in May 2023 in England & Wales

  • 40% higher than May last year (1,825 in May 2022)
  • 867 more cases than last month (1,685 in April 2023) 

These figures are made up as follows: 
Creditors Voluntary Liquidations = 2,181 - 38% higher than May 2022

Compulsory liquidations = 189 - 34% higher than in May 2022

Administrations = 151 - 80% higher than May 2022

Company Voluntary Arrangements = 31 - 121% higher than May 2022!

Receivership = 0

Moratorium = the number remains at 44 between June 2020 & May 2023

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