The following table shows the number of insolvency and bankruptcy petitions issued in the High Court and county courts of England and Wales during 2008-09. The Ministry of Justice does not hold corresponding statistics for Scotland or Northern Ireland.
Number Company winding up 12,966 Creditors bankruptcy 20,442 Debtors bankruptcy 59,453
Company winding up
Statistics on insolvency and bankruptcy petitions are published in a quarterly National Statistics bulletin “Company winding up and bankruptcy petition statistics” which can also be found on the Ministry of Justice website at:
The Ministry of Justice statistics do not indicate the actual number of company winding-up orders and bankruptcy orders during a particular period. These statistics are published by the Insolvency Service and can be found on their website at: