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County Court Judgements (CCJs)

Aggregated County Court Judgement Records are from 2001 (England/Wales), 2008 (Scotland) or 2015 (Northern Ireland and Channel Islands) up to 2023. Consumer debtor data is available at the aggregated Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOA) level and Local Authority District (LAD).

Aggregations include:

  • Total number of Judgments
  • Total value of Judgments
  • Average value of Judgments
  • Number of CCJs with a value less than £250
  • Number of CCJs with a value less than £500
  • Number of CCJs with a value less than £1,000
  • Number of CCJs with a value greater than £1,000

The County Court Judgements secure data, covering from 2015, is available at a record level as a Secure product.. Please note that top level statistics (e.g. total number of judgements) are available directly on the Registry Trust website.

Potential topics for study include:

  • Work on a way to derive and publish a set or range of economic health indicators
  • Predict the future trend of these economic health indices
  • Use data to highlight exceptions and process inefficiencies in public sector entities e.g. exception reporting on court timelines, outcomes that are outside expected benchmarks, highlighting court inefficiencies, bottlenecks or process flaws
  • Improve existing data accuracy and gaps e.g. impute missing or inaccurate data
  • Explore issues around CCJs and fraud – tackle the myth of the ‘unsound’ CCJ
  • The effect of politics on indebtedness, what relationships are there between Government, national political representation, local representation and indebtedness?
  • Development of the the Financial Stress Tracker produced by Registry Trust, to include the self-employed, those on low income, those who have been impacted by COVID and other factors.
  • A closer insight into those taking out a judgment, for example which are the most forthright? Why might this be? Are there spatial or temporal trends?

For more information, please check out our blog post.

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Data provided by the Consumer Data Research Centre, an ESRC Data Investment: ES/L011840/1, ES/L011891/1. Please check for any additional attribution requirements mentioned within the files.

Data and Resources

Release Date
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Great Britain
Temporal Coverage
January 2001 to December 2023
Registry Trust Ltd; CDRC
Contact Name
Dr Jennie Gray
Contact Email
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