Insolvency Oracle

Developments in UK insolvency by Michelle Butler

Appointment Statistics

The following graphs show the numbers of notices of appointment published in the Gazette on a weekly basis.  Therefore, they likely lag a week or so behind the actual dates of appointment.  The graphs are updated each week.

The Insolvency Service is also publishing monthly figures based on Companies House filings on the 15th day of each month.  These are available at

This week, the winding-up orders graph caught my eye.  The last of the temporary restrictions on compulsory winding-up processes ended on 31 March and since then winding-up orders have seen a steady increase.  The week ending 17 Sept, however, showed an unusual jump – from 13 orders the previous week to 84 – and the number in the past week was still higher than at any time since the first lockdown.  Of course, CVLs continue to be the insolvency process of choice by far, averaging at 376 per week over the past 12 weeks.