The latest statistics on insolvency appointments and companies entering external administration have been released, based on data gathered by the regulator in November 2014. 

The total number of insolvency appointments in November nationally was 907, the lowest number since January 2014.  

There was a slight spike in companies entering external administration in the transport, postal and warehousing industry, with 47 companies entering administration in November 2014 compared to 29 in the previous month. The number of companies entering external administration in the information, media & telecommunications and wholesale industries in November was down by about half from October.