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Company Liquidations: Wakefield

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 8772, tabled on 27 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 May 2021 to Question 3199 on Company Liquidations: West Yorkshire, how many business operating in Wakefield published a first or second notice in the London Gazette in each financial year between 2015-16 and 2018-19.

Answered on

7 June 2021

The National Archives has reviewed notices placed in The London Gazette in each financial year between 2015-16 and 2018-19 in order to answer this question.

Whilst no notice types in The Gazette are formally termed “first” or “second” notices, in order to answer this question “first” notices have been defined as relating to a resolution for winding up, or, in the case of court-led insolvencies, petitions to wind up companies or partnerships; and “second” notices have been defined as relating to the appointment of a liquidator.

This data includes all relevant notices which have been placed in relation to a company with either a registered address or principal trading address within the Wakefield Metropolitan District Council area, noting that an individual notice can refer to more than one company. The total number of notices for the period specified was 1119.

Financial Year

“First Notices”

“Second Notices”

Total

2015-16

84

110

194

2016-17

138

167

305

2017-18

109

187

296

2018-19

118

206

324

TOTAL

449

670

1119