Latest data from the Insolvency Service has indicated that, after seasonal adjustment, in Q3 2021 the number of company insolvencies was 17% higher than in Q2 and 43% higher than in Q3 2020. This was driven by an increase in creditors’ voluntary liquidations (CVLs) to the highest quarterly level since Q2 2009. One in 341 active companies entered liquidation between 1 October 2020 and 30 September 2021. During Q3 2021, there were 3,765 (seasonally adjusted) registered company insolvencies, comprising 3,471 CVLs, 105 compulsory liquidations, 169 administrations, and 20 company voluntary arrangements. There were no receivership appointments. To read the Insolvency Services’ news release go to under the terms of Open Government. Licence v3.0.