Number of CCJs rises in the UK by nearly 15% in 2023 Q1

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The total number of judgments registered in the British Isles in Q1 2023 was 262,941. Compared to same period last year, the total number of judgments in this quarter increased by 14.21%. The total number of ‘satisfied’ (or fully paid) judgments in this quarter was 48,962, which represents a year-on-year increase of 9.65%.

97.43% of all judgments processed were from the England and Wales jurisdiction.

The total value of judgments across all jurisdictions in Q1 2023 was £601,810,107, a year-on-year increase of 13%.

ENGLAND AND WALES:

Overview:

Both the number of judgments and the total value of those registered in England and Wales increased in Q1 2023 as compared to the same period last year.

The total number of judgments rose from 224,565 in Q1 2022 to 256,182 in Q1 2023, an increase of 14.08%. The total value of debt has also seen an increase of 13% year-on-year, from £486 million in Q1 2022 to £549 million in Q1 2023.

Commercial judgments in England and Wales:

The number of business judgments in England and Wales has increased by 10.06%, from 29,796 in Q1 2022 to 32,793 in Q1 2023.

The total value of business debt also rose by 19.01%, from £123 million in Q1 2022 to £147 million in Q1 2023.

The average value of business debt increased by 8.14%, from £4,142 in Q1 2022 to £4,479 in Q1 2023.

  • Corporate business debt in England and Wales:

The total number of judgments against corporate businesses increased from 23,247 in Q1 2022 to 25,580 in Q1 2023, an increase of 10.04%. The total value of debt against these businesses increased marginally by 1.37%, from £99.5 million in Q1 2022 to £100.9 million in Q1 2023. However, the average value of debt decreased by 7.88%, from £4,282 in Q1 2022 to £3,945 in Q1 2023.

  • Non-corporate business debt in England and Wales:

The number of judgments against non-corporate businesses has seen an increase of 10.14% in this quarter as compared to the same period last year, from 6,549 to 7,213. The total value of debt against these businesses has dramatically increased from £23.8 million to £45.9 million as compared to the same period last year, an increase of 92.63%. The average value of debt against the non-corporate businesses in England and Wales has seen a 74.89% rise as compared to the same period last year, from £3,644 in Q1 2022 to £6,373 in Q1 2023.

Consumer judgments in England and Wales:

The total number of judgments registered against consumers in England and Wales has increased by 14.69% from 194,790 in Q1 2022 to 223,404 in Q1 2023. The total value of consumer debt has also seen an increase of 10.85%, from £363 million in Q1 2022 to £402.6 million in Q1 2023. However, the average value of consumer debt saw a marginal decline of 3.34%, from £1,865 in Q1 2022 to £1,802 in Q1 2023.

SCOTLAND:

Overview:

The number of decrees registered in Scotland has seen an increase this quarter. However, the total value of debt have seen a minimal decline when compared to the same period last year.

The total number of decrees increased from 3,836 in Q1 2022 to 4,506 in Q1 2023, an increase of 17.47%. The value of debt has decreased, from £16.8 million in Q1 2022 to £16.7 million in Q1 2023, a marginal decline of 0.26%.

Commercial judgments in Scotland:

The number of business decrees in Scotland has seen an increase of 69.14%, from 661 in Q1 2021 to 1,118 in Q1 2023.

However, the total value of business debt decreased by 45.77%, from £8.08 million in Q1 2022 to £4.38 million in Q1 2023.

The average value of debt against Scottish businesses also fell by 67.94%, from £12,230 in Q1 2022 to £3,921 in Q1 2023.

  • Corporate business debt in Scotland:

The total number of decrees against corporate businesses increased from 555 to 976 year-on-year, an increase of 75.86%. However, the total value of debt against those businesses decreased by 53.88%, from £7.6 million in Q1 2022 to £3.5 million in Q1 2023. The average value of debt also fell by 73.77%, from £13,718 in Q1 2022 to £3,598 in Q1 2023.

  • Non-corporate business debt in Scotland:

The number of decrees against non-corporate businesses has seen an increase of 33.96% as compared to the same period last year, from 106 in Q1 2022 to 142 in Q1 2023. The total value of debt against these businesses increased by 85.38% from £470,702 in Q1 2022 to £872,581 in Q1 2023. The average value of debt against non-corporate businesses has also seen a 38.38% increase from £4,441 in Q1 2022 to £6,145 in Q1 2023.

Consumer judgments in Scotland:

The total number of decrees registered against Scottish consumers has increased by 6.71%, from 3,175 in Q1 2022 to 3,388 in Q1 2023. The value of consumer debt has also seen an increase of 41.88%, from £8.7 million in Q1 2022 to £12.4 million in Q1 2023. The average value of consumer debt also rose by 32.96%, from £2,750 in Q1 2022 to £3,656 in Q1 2023.

NORTHERN IRELAND:

Overview:

The number of judgments registered in Northern Ireland increased as compared to the same period last year. However, the total value of debt has seen a year-on-year decline.

The number of judgments rose from 1,099 in Q1 2022 to 1,404 in Q1 2023, an increase of 27.75%. The total value of debt, however, decreased from £5.36 million in Q1 2022 to £5.07 million in Q1 2023, a decline of 5.48%.

Commercial judgments in Northern Ireland:

The total number of business judgments in Northern Ireland rose by a dramatic 170.39%, from 179 in Q1 2022 to 484 in Q1 2023.

The total value of business debt also rose from £693,202 million in Q1 2022 to £1.60 million in Q1 2023, an increase of 131.03%.

However, the average value of business debt fell by 14.56% from £3,873 in Q1 2022 to £3,309 in Q1 2023.

  • Corporate business debt in Northern Ireland:

The total number of judgments against corporate businesses rose significantly from 158 in Q1 2022 to 471 in Q1 2023, an increase of 198.10%. The value of debt against those businesses also rose dramatically by 151.73%, from £625,716 in Q1 2022 to £1.57 million in Q1 2023. However, the average value of corporate debt decreased by 15.56%, from £3,960 in Q1 2022 to £3,344 to Q1 2023.

  • Non-corporate business debt in Northern Ireland:

The total number of judgments against non-corporate businesses decreased by 38.10% compared to the same period last year, from 21 in Q1 2022 to 13 in Q1 2023. The value of debt against these businesses also decreased from £67,486 in Q1 2022 to £26,373 in Q1 2023, a 60.92% decrease. The average value of debt against non-corporate businesses also fell by 36.87%, from £3,214 in Q1 2022 to £2,029 in Q1 2023.

Consumer judgments in Northern Ireland:

The total number of judgments registered against consumers in Northern Ireland remained unchanged year-on-year, the number being 920. However, the total value of consumer debt decreased by 25.74%, from £4.67 million in Q1 2022 to £3.47 million in Q1 2023. The average value of consumer debt also fell by 25.74%, from £5,077 in Q1 2022 to £3,771 in Q1 2023.

 

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND:

Overview:

Both the number of judgments and the total value of debt registered in the Republic of Ireland increased compared to the same period last year.

The total number of judgments increased from 308 in Q1 2022 to 409 in Q1 2023, a rise by 32.79%. The total value of debt also rose from €21.5 million in Q1 2022 to €28.4 million in Q1 2023, an increase of 31.93%.

Commercial judgments in Republic of Ireland:

The number of business judgments registered in the Republic of Ireland increased by 16.51%, from 109 in Q1 2022 to 127 in Q1 2023.

However, the total value of business debt has seen a decline of 35.13%, from €4.9 million in Q1 2022 to €3.17 million in Q1 2023.

The average value of business debt fell by 44.32%, from €44,971 in Q1 2022 to €25,038 in Q1 2023.

  • Corporate business debt in Republic of Ireland:

The total number of judgments against corporate businesses has increased by 16.87%, from 83 in Q1 2022 to 97 in Q1 2023. However, the value of debt against those businesses declined by 33.25%, from €4.56 million in Q1 2022 to €3.05 million in Q1 2023. The average value of debt also decreased by 42.88%, from €54,970 in Q1 2022 to €31,398 in Q1 2023.

  • Non-corporate business debt in Republic of Ireland:

The number of judgments against non-corporate businesses has seen an increase of 15.38% as compared to the same period last year, from 26 in Q1 2022 to 30 in Q1 2023. The value of debt against these businesses, however, declined from €339,326 in Q1 2022 to €134,156 in Q1 2023, a decrease of 60.46%. The average value of debt against non-corporate businesses has also seen a decrease of 65.74% from €13,051 in Q1 2022 to €4,472 in Q1 2023.

Consumer judgments in Republic of Ireland:

The total number of judgments registered against consumers increased by 41.71%, from 199 in Q1 2022 to 282 in Q1 2023. The value of consumer debt has also seen an increase of 51.66%, from €16.7 million in Q1 2022 to €25.3 million in Q1 2023. The average value of consumer debt rose by 7.02%, from €83,714 in Q1 2022 to €89,593 in Q1 2023.

JERSEY:

Overview:

The number of judgments registered in Jersey increased as compared to the same period last year. However, the value of debt has seen a decline year-on-year.

The total number of judgments rose from 323 in Q1 2022 to 394 in Q1 2023, an increase of 21.98%. Alternatively, the total value of debt decreased from £1.2 million in Q1 2022 to £595,739 in Q1 2023, a decrease of 50.94%.

Commercial judgments in Jersey:

The number of business judgments registered in Jersey increased by 33.33%, from 27 in Q1 2022 to 36 in Q1 2023.

The total value of business debt, however, declined by 51.32% from £249,855 in Q1 2022 to £121,618 in Q1 2023.

The average value of business debt also decreased by 63.49%, from £9,253.89 in Q1 2022 to £3,378.28 in Q1 2023.

  • Corporate business debt in Jersey:

The total number of judgments against corporate businesses increased by 42.86%, from 21 in Q1 2022 to 30 in Q1 2023. However, the total value of debt against those businesses fell by 48.02%, from £214,521 in Q1 2022 to £111,517 in Q1 2023. The average value of debt also decreased by 63.61%, from £10,215.29 in Q1 2022 to £3,717.23 in Q1 2023.

  • Non-corporate business debt in Jersey:

The number of judgments against non-corporate businesses remained unchanged as compared to the same period last year, the number being 6. The total value of debt against these businesses has decreased by 71.41%, from £35,334 in Q1 2022 to £10,101 in Q1 2023. The average value of debt against the non-corporate businesses also decreased by 71.41%, from £5,889 in Q1 2022 to £1,683.50 in Q1 2023.

Consumer judgments in Jersey:

The total number of judgments registered against consumers increased by 20.95%, from 296 in Q1 2022 to 358 in Q1 2023. Alternatively, the value of consumer debt declined by 50.84%, from £964,480 in Q1 2022 to £474,121 in Q1 2023. The average value of consumer debt also fell by 59.36%, from £3,258.38 in Q1 2022 to £1,324.36 in Q1 2023.

ISLE OF MAN:

Overview:

The number of judgments registered in the Isle of Man decreased as compared to the same period last year. However, the value of debt has increased significantly year-on-year.

The total number of judgments declined from 87 in Q1 2022 to 46 in Q1 2023, a decrease of 47.13%. However, the total value of debt dramatically increased by 245.83%, from £415,536 in Q1 2022 to £1.4 million in Q1 2023.

Note for internal reference: The dramatic increase in the total value of judgments for the Isle of Man is the result of an outlier corporate judgment for £1,216,396 which has increased the total value.

Commercial judgments in the Isle of Man:

The number of business judgments registered in the Isle of Man decreased by 25% compared to the same period last year, from 12 in Q1 2022 to 9 in Q1 2023.

The total value of business debt has seen a dramatic increase of 1024.08% as compared to the same period last year, from £110,705 in Q1 2022 to £1.24 million in Q1 2023.

The average value of business debt also increased by 1398.77%, from £9,225.42 in Q1 2022 to £138,267.67 in Q1 2023.

  • Corporate business debt in Isle of Man:

The total number of judgments registered against corporate businesses increased by 40%, from 5 in Q1 2022 to 7 in Q1 2023. Despite the small number of corporate judgments, the total value of corporate debt has seen an increase of 4331.91%, from £27,799 in Q1 2022 to £1.2 million in Q1 2023. The average value of corporate debt dramatically increased by 3065.65%, from £5,559.80 in Q1 2022 to £176,004 in Q1 2023.

  • Non-corporate business debt in Isle of Man:

The total number of judgments registered against non-corporate businesses has decreased by 71.43%, from 7 in Q1 2022 to 2 in Q1 2023. The total value of debt against these businesses also decreased by 85.07%, from £82,906 in Q1 2022 to £12,381 in Q1 2023. The average value of non-corporate debt also fell by 47.73%, from £11,843.71 in Q1 2022 to £6,190.50 in Q1 2023.

Consumer judgments in the Isle of Man:

The total number of judgments registered against consumers decreased by 50.67%, from 75 in Q1 2022 to 37 in Q1 2023. The total value of consumer debt also fell by 36.80%, from £304,831 in Q1 2022 to £192,643 in Q1 2023. However, the average value of consumer debt increased by 28.10%, from £4,064.41 in Q1 2022 to £5,206.57 in Q1 2023.

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