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Bacs processing statistics

 

​The Bacs annual processing statistics 2019 are now available to view below. The statistics 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 - 4,476,130
  • ​Business to business collections

    ​General B2B collections
    52,699
    Commercial billing (inc. utilities, telephones, insurance)​29,069
    ​Tax collection / National Insurance contributions
    16,573
    ​Business rates
    ​10,798
    ​Leasing and rentals
    10,621
    ​Credit card fees
    ​4,941
    TOTAL124,701

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  • ​Subscriptions

    ​​​Road tax​117,210
    ​Charity donations
    108,277
    ​Gym / health club subscriptions64,343
    Lottery / gaming​59,071
    ​​Trade unions / political party membership38,737
    General subscriptions​​31,508
    Opticians subscriptions​17,004
    ​​Cultural / historical membership​​15,198
    Magazine / newspaper subscriptions14,974
    ​Vehicle breakdown recovery membership
    15,058
    ​Club / society / professional membership
    14,092
    ​Education fees
    ​5,573
    ​Environmental Agency fees (inc. fishing licenses)
    117
    TOTAL ​501,162

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  • ​Utilities / household bills

    ​Mobile telephone billing
    ​578,295
    ​Domestic fuels
    ​264,148
    ​Council tax212,430
    ​Subscription TV / broadband services / cable phones
    ​193,942
    Water bills
    154,824
    ​Television licenses
    ​147,558
    ​Mortgage repayments
    ​64,851
    ​Loan repayments
    ​30,638
    ​Housing rents
    8,679
    TOTAL1,655,365

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  • ​Insurance premiums

    General insurance
    354,411
    ​​Life insurance​165,652
    ​Appliance insurance (inc. service plans)
    163,205
    ​Health insurance
    ​67,223
    ​Pet insurance
    36,554
    ​Household insurance (contents and structure)
    20,380
    ​Motor insurance
    ​18,950
    ​TOTAL826,375

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  • ​Other payment types

    ​​Unspecificed / un​classified debits​450,755
    ​Retail purchases​366,947
    ​General financial services payments
    ​277,302
    ​Card account payments
    ​142,616
    ​Unpaid debits
    ​89,539
    Vehicle finance
    23,476
    Regular savings
    ​4,065
    Occupational pension contributions
    2,561
    Facilities management1,602
    ​​Student loan repayments1,517
    ​​Car care​447
    ​Self storage
    361
    Claims for unpaid cheques279
    TOTAL
    1,361,467

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  • ​Contra

    Contra​
    ​7,060
    TOTAL
    7,060
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    2. TOTAL BACS DIRECT CREDIT VOLUMES - 2,034,264
  • ​Business to business payments

    ​General B2B payments
    174,530
    ​Retailer settlements
    64,174
    ​Expenses​12,613
    TOTAL251,317

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  • ​Employment-related payments

    ​Payroll349,990
    ​Occupational pensions
    85,795
    TOTAL435,785

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  • ​Other payment types

    ​​​Unspecified / unclassif​ied credits​212,897
    ​Business to consumer payments
    47,104
    ​​Other government payments​18,286
    ​Payment of refunds
    ​15,820
    ​Lottery / gaming payouts10,326
    ​Local authority B2B
    7,393
    ​Unpaid credits
    ​1,326
    ​Settlement credits
    ​49
    TOTAL313,201

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  • ​State / other benefits

    ​State Pension
    297,282
    ​Child Benefits
    ​154,839
    ​​Pension Credits​78,392
    ​HMRC Child Tax Credits
    69,142
    ​Employment and Support Allowance
    49,405
    ​HMRC General Tax Credits
    36,351
    ​Carers Allowance34,356
    ​​​Personal Independence Payments​31,198
    ​Housing Benefit
    30,083
    ​​Disability Living Allowance23,595
    ​Universal Credit​22,174
    ​​Attendance Allowance​20,844
    ​HMRC Working Tax Credits
    18,964
    ​Jobseekers Allowance / Income Support
    16,081
    ​​Other state benefits​12,664
    ​​Winters Fuels​11,444
    ​​Industrial Injuries Benefit​9,967
    ​DWP Christmas Bonus​7,964
    ​​Student Loan advances​6,858
    ​HMRC SA and VAT refunds​3,971
    ​Cold Weather payments531
    ​Incapacity Benefits
    79
    TOTAL​936,184

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  • ​Financial services payments

    Annuities / personal pensions
    ​44,504
    ​National Savings interest​21,015
    ​Dividends18,554
    ​​Insurance settlements​4,664
    ​​Interest payments
    2,389
    ​Debt repayments​
    1,955
    ​Loan advances
    794
    TOTAL
    93,875

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  • ​Contra

    Contra​3,902
    TOTAL3,902

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