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Bacs processing statistics

 

The Bacs annual processing statistics 2020 show use of Direct Debit and Bacs Direct Credit. The statistics show volume by industry sector and sub-sector. It provides specific data for each sub sector giving an overview of the behaviour of the UK population when it comes to the day-to-day financial habits. The extra detail offers your organisation an insight into the usage and trends of both Direct Debit and Bacs Direct Credit for your specific sector.

All payment figures are 000,s


    1. TOTAL DIRECT DEBIT VOLUMES - 4,512,342
  • ​Business to business collections

    ​General B2B collections
    39,665
    Commercial billing (inc. utilities, telephones, insurance)​23,273 
    ​Tax collection / National Insurance contributions
    12,426
    ​​Leasing and rentals
    ​10,242
    ​Business rates
    6,669
    Credit card fees
    4,749
    TOTAL
    ​97,024

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  • ​Subscriptions

    ​​​Road tax​122,305
    ​Charity donations
    107,190
    ​Lottery / gaming
    ​65,624
    ​Trade unions / political party membership
    ​40,690
    ​Gym / health club subscriptions30,972
    General subscriptions​​29,269
    Opticians subscriptions​16,440
    ​​Vehicle breakdown recovery membership
    16,192
    ​​Cultural / historical membership​​15,711
    Magazine / newspaper subscriptions14,643
    ​Club / society / professional membership
    10,802
    ​Education fees
    ​5,594
    ​Environmental Agency fees (inc. fishing licenses)
    111
    TOTAL ​475,544

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  • ​Utilities / household bills

    ​Mobile telephone billing
    580,058
    ​Domestic fuels
    280,785
    ​Council tax210,858
    ​Subscription TV / broadband services / cable phones
    192,229
    Water bills
    ​162,325
    ​Television licenses
    ​148,164
    ​Mortgage repayments
    62,082
    ​Loan repayments
    ​29,992
    ​Housing rents
    8,536
    TOTAL1,675,036

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  • ​Insurance premiums

    General insurance
    359,838
    ​​Life insurance165,213
    ​Appliance insurance (inc. service plans)
    150,568
    ​Health insurance
    67,853
    ​Pet insurance
    38,759
    ​Household insurance (contents and structure)
    22,419
    ​Motor insurance
    ​18,034 
    ​TOTAL822,684

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  • ​Other payment types

    ​​Unspecificed / un​classified debits​473,984
    ​Retail purchases​434,849
    ​General financial services payments
    281,666
    ​Card account payments
    ​134,518
    ​Unpaid debits
    ​78,204
    Vehicle finance
    21,879
    Regular savings
    ​4,421
    Occupational pension contributions
    2,409
    ​​​Student loan repayments
    ​1,479
    Facilities management1,064
    ​​Car care​490
    ​Self storage
    388
    Claims for unpaid cheques0
    ​Credit card debit - E1
    ​0
    TOTAL
    1,435,351

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  • ​Contra

    Contra​
    6,702
    TOTAL
    6,702
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    2. TOTAL BACS DIRECT CREDIT VOLUMES - 1,945,466
  • ​Business to business payments

    ​General B2B payments
    133,259
    ​Retailer settlements
    33,102
    ​Expenses​5,522
    TOTAL171,884

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  • ​Employment-related payments

    ​Payroll346,861
    ​Occupational pensions
    87,401
    TOTAL434,262

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  • ​Other payment types

    ​Unspecified / unclassified credits
    ​222,000
    ​Other government payments
    54,007
    ​Business to consumer payments
    40,070
    ​Lottery / gaming payouts
    15,269
    ​Payment of refunds
    11,492
    ​Local authority B2B
    6,527
    ​Unpaid credits
    1,483
    ​Settlement credits
    ​43
    TOTAL350,891

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  • ​State / other benefits

    ​State Pension
    291,683
    ​Child Benefits
    155,134
    ​​Pension Credits74,953
    ​HMRC Child Tax Credits
    51,095
    ​Employment and Support Allowance
    46,159
    ​​Universal Credit
    44,194
    ​Carers Allowance33,905
    ​​​Personal Independence Payments​33,182
    ​Housing Benefit
    30,207
    ​HMRC General Tax Credits
    ​28,702
    ​​Attendance Allowance
    19,602
    ​​Disability Living Allowance
    ​18,494
    ​HMRC Working Tax Credits
    16,693
    ​Jobseekers Allowance / Income Support
    14,488
    ​​Other state benefits​11,759
    ​​​Industrial Injuries Benefit
    ​8,794
    ​​DWP Christmas Bonus​
    ​8,060
    ​​​Student Loan advances
    ​7,671
    ​HMRC SA and VAT refunds
    ​3,508
    ​​​Incapacity Benefits
    69
    Winters Fuels
    ​26
    ​Cold Weather payments1
    TOTAL​898,381
  • ​Financial services payments


    Annuities / personal pensions
    39,803
    ​National Savings interest27,354
    ​Dividends9,071
    ​​Insurance settlements3,932
    ​Debt repayments​
    ​3,111
    ​​Interest payments
    2,289
    ​Loan advances
    757
    TOTAL
    86,316
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  • ​Contra

    Contra3,732
    TOTAL3,732

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