Upcoming official and experimental statistics publications - October 2021

Scottish Statutory Debt Solutions Statistics – Quarterly Editions

The following quarterly, official statistics releases will be published on the AiB website at 09:30 on the following dates:

  • July to September 2021 edition – publication date is 27 October 2021
  • October to December 2021 edition – publication date is 26 January 2022
  • January to March 2022 edition – publication date is 27 April 2022
  • April to June 2022 edition – publication date is 27 July 2022
  • July to September 2022 edition – publication date is 26 October 2022
  • October to December 2022 edition – publication date is 25 January 2023
  • January to March 2023 edition – publication date is 26 April 2023

We do welcome any feedback on any aspect of these statistics and invite you to complete our online survey:

Scottish Statutory Debt Solutions Statistics Publication User Survey or get in touch with us directly: aib_statistics@gov.scot.

Scottish Statutory Debt Solutions Statistics (Experimental Statistics) – Annual Editions

The provisional release date for the next annual edition, titled “Scottish Statutory Debt Solutions Statistics: 2021-22” is July 2022. The exact date is to be confirmed soon.

The annual publication series is broadly similar to the existing quarterly publication series, but the former would include more detailed statistics, for example:

Number of statutory debt solutions by local authority areas

  • Length and rate of survival of protected trust deeds and approved debt payment programmes under the Debt Arrangement Scheme
  • Average debt level included in each statutory debt solution
  • Number of bankruptcies and protected trust deeds concluded in which dividend was payable to creditors or not
  • Average (mean) dividend paid to creditors.

These statistics will be initially classed as “experimental” and we are planning to undertake a work programme to continuously evaluate and improving the existing output. More specifically, the work programme for the financial year 2021-22 will focus on three main areas: User needs; Data completeness; Quality assurance processes.

This 2021-22 edition will be the second time AiB has produced annual official statistics on statutory debt solutions where the “experimental statistics” label has been used with the aim for compliance with the Code of Practice for Statistics. Experimental statistics is defined in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics as “statistics undergoing evaluation and published to involve users and stakeholders in their development”. The Code promotes and supports the release of experimental statistics to involve users in their development at an early stage and achieve continuous improvement in statistical processes. Therefore, it is important to note the statistics may not be fully compliant in all areas due to their nature as “data being developed”.

Scottish Diligence Statistics – Annual Editions

The provisional release date for the next annual edition, titled “Scottish Diligence Statistics 2021-22” is September 2022. The exact date is to be confirmed soon.

We do welcome any feedback on any aspect of these diligence statistics and invite you to complete our online survey:

Scottish Diligence Statistics publication user survey or get in touch with us directly: aib_statistics@gov.scot.