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Trends and forecasts
Recent articles from PwC on issues and trends impacting the UK restructuring market.
The curious incident of the insolvency sector in the light of economic turbulence
Vernon Dennis of Howard Kennedy LLP discusses challenges faced by the insolvency sector in an article published by Accountancy Age on 23 January 2017.
Global bankruptcy report 2021
Report from Dun & Bradstreet looking at bankruptcy trends in 38 countries around the world.
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News, articles and analysis related to the insolvency and restructuring industry.
Statistics on the UK
The Insolvency Service publishes data on company and individual insolvencies for England and Wales plus Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Statistics on Europe
National insolvency statistics
INSOL Europe provides links to insolvency statistics for the following countries: Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, England and Wales, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Statistics on the Americas
The American Bankruptcy Institute provides data on state and district and commercial bankruptcies.
Legislation and regulation
The ICAEW Library holds numerous publications on insolvency law and also subscribes to electronic databases with the complete text of UK legislation. For information on accessing these resources, please contact the Library on +44 (0)20 7920 8620 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collection of laws and statutes relevant to insolvency in the UK. Compiled by the Association of Business Recovery Professionals.
Liquidation and insolvency
Basic overview of insolvency and liquidation proceedings from GOV.UK with more detailed information about the documents that must be delivered to the Registrar of Companies.
Government body dealing with insolvency issues in England and Wales. The site provides a range of resources including legislative information, guidance notes, details of official receivers and the bankruptcy and insolvency register.
Official Newspaper of Record for the UK, giving notices on regulatory and legal information including insolvency notices. Still printed as separate editions for Edinburgh, London and Belfast, but all three now share a website.
A guide to European restructuring and insolvency procedures
Guide published by Clifford Chance providing an overview of the relevant law in the following countries: England and Wales, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Romania, Ukraine, Russia and Turkey. Published in September 2015.
Recognised professional bodies
There are a number of recognised professional bodies that authorise and regulate insolvency practitioners in the UK:
The insolvency section of the ICAEW site provides a range of resources including regulations and guidance for those licensed as insolvency practitioners with ICAEW.
The Statements of Insolvency Practice (SIPs) are freely accessible to all, covering:
UK business guides
Support for insolvency practitioners
Practical resources from ICAEW for insolvency practitioners including guidance, help in marketing insolvency and restructuring services and sources of further support.
We link to the latest annual salary surveys and reports on remuneration and pay across the financial sector for accounting professionals, directors and executives.
Insolvency practitioner fees: a review
Research paper on the current fee regime for personal and corporate insolvency practitioners. Published by the Insolvency Service in March 2014.
Office for National Statistics
Average employment costs within this sector are available from Table 14 of the Office for National Statistics publication Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE). Average employment costs are provided for full-time employees, part-time employees and all employees.
The data includes average employment costs for:
- chartered and certified accountants
- legal professionals
Please see individual country profile pages for links to sources of national statistics.
The websites of government, regulatory and trade bodies in this sector are a useful source of industry overviews, contacts and statistics.
INSOL provides a list of member associations by country.
Trade journals, B2B magazines and specialist consumer magazines are another useful source of news and statistics
Quarterly magazine for professionals working within insolvency and business recovery in the UK, published by the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3). The latest edition, together with back issues to 2008, are available on the R3 web site.
Journals in the Library collection
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Insolvency practitioner directory
Directory provided by the Insolvency Service of licensed insolvency practitioners. Users can search by name, town or county.
Directory from the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3). Provides details of professionals working with underperforming and financially distressed businesses and individuals. Also includes suppliers of services to these professionals.
Articles and books in the ICAEW Library collection
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