As our blog on judgment patterns post-2008 Global Financial Crisis explored, judgments are an important barometer for the state of financial circumstances for some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
In light of the recent global pandemic and economic crisis, we think it is more important than ever to provide insight into what is happening with financial indicators such as judgment. After all, our core principle is 'Public Data for the Public Good.'
Attached is a detailed breakdown of judgment levels from March 2020 through to May 2020, but also a comparison of judgment levels, based on defendant type, dating back to January 2019. Summarising both number of records and amounts, the tables give insight into how the crisis is manifesting in different regions across England and Wales. As the pandemic continues to have economic effects, we will continue analyse our data to ensure that the financial reality of individuals across the UK is evidenced.
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