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Insolvency

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 8th November 2011.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses (a) were liquidated and (b) went into administration in each month since April 2011.

Photo of Edward Davey Edward Davey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Statistics on the number of (a) liquidations and (b) administrations in England and Wales and Scotland in each month from April to September 2011 are provided in Table 1 as follows. Official Statistics for Northern Ireland on a monthly basis are not available; figures for October 2011 are not yet available.

Table 1: Liquidations and administrations in England and Wales and Scotland (1)
  England and Wales Scotland
2011 Number of liquidations (2) Number of administrations Number of liquidations (2) Number of administrations
April 1,187 219 86 21
May 1,542 214 128 19
June 1,547 262 134 21
July 1,582 256 90 16
August 1,283 235 124 19
September 1,275 182 106 17
(1) Source—Insolvency Service and Companies House. (2) Compulsory liquidations and creditors' voluntary liquidations.

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