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Bacs processing statistics

 

​The Bacs annual processing statistics 2018 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 - 4,356,618
  • ​Business to business collections

    ​General B2B collections
    ​54,838
    Commercial billing (inc. utilities, telephone, insurance)​31,994
    ​Tax collection / National Insurance contributions
    19,169
    ​Business rates
    ​11,876
    ​Leasing and rentals
    10,259
    ​Credit card fees
    ​4,571
    TOTAL132,707

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  • ​Subscriptions

    ​​​Road tax​109,412
    ​Charity donations
    107,883
    ​Gym / health club subscriptions60,345
    Lottery / gaming​51,132
    ​​Trade unions / political party membership​​39,895
    General subscriptions26,779
    Opticians subscriptions​17,169
    Magazine / newspaper subscriptions15,759
    ​Vehicle breakdown recovery membership
    14,639
    ​Club / society / professional membership
    14,062
    ​Cultural / historical membership
    12,692
    ​Education fees
    ​5,866
    ​Environmental Agency fees (inc. fishing licenses)
    115
    TOTAL ​475,747

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  • ​Utilities / household bills

    ​Mobile telephone billing
    ​581,483
    ​Domestic fuels
    ​264,973
    ​Council tax206,444
    ​Subscription TV / broadband services / cable phones
    ​197,600
    Water bills
    149,067
    ​Television licenses
    ​146,907
    ​Mortgage repayments
    ​64,828
    ​Loan repayments
    ​27,610
    ​Housing rents
    8,916
    TOTAL1,647,827

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  • ​Insurance premiums

    General insurance
    ​335,582
    ​Appliance insurance (inc. service plans)
    179,704
    ​Life insurance
    ​165,177
    ​Health insurance
    ​64,646
    ​Pet insurance
    34,864
    ​Household insurance (contents and structure)
    19,450
    ​Motor insurance
    ​18,816
    ​TOTAL818,239

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  • ​Other payment types

    ​​Unspecificed / un​classified debits​397,496
    ​Retail purchases​357,106
    ​General financial services payments
    ​269,062
    ​Card account payments
    ​132,904
    ​Unpaid debits
    ​84,051
    Vehicle finance
    ​22,171
    Regular savings
    ​4,332
    Occupational pension contributions
    2,854
    Facilities management1,587
    ​​Student loan repayments1,419
    Claims for unpaid cheques
    ​1,165
    ​Car care
    ​423
    ​Self storage
    ​347
    TOTAL
    1,274,919

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  • ​Contra

    Contra​
    ​7,179
    TOTAL
    7,179
    2. TOTAL BACS DIRECT CREDIT VOLUMES - 2,106,717
  • ​Business to business payments

    ​General B2B payments
    175,593
    ​Retailer settlements
    ​80,155
    ​Expenses​12,386
    TOTAL268,134

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  • ​Employment-related payments

    ​Payroll351,262
    ​Occupational pensions
    82,843
    TOTAL434,106

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  • ​Other payment types

    Unspecified / unclassif​ied credits
    185,610
    ​Business to consumer payments
    46,271
    ​​Other Government payments​17,536
    ​Payment of refunds
    ​17,339
    ​Lottery / gaming payouts12,189
    ​Local authority B2B
    ​8,247
    ​Unpaid credits
    ​1,405
    ​Settlement credits
    ​48
    TOTAL288,646

  • ​State / other benefits

    ​State Pension
    ​309,269
    ​Child Benefits
    ​158,005
    ​HMRC Child Tax Credits
    88,585
    ​Pension Credits
    85,191
    ​Employment and Support Allowance
    ​53,909
    ​HMRC general tax credits
    ​46,442
    ​Carers Allowance34,332
    ​Housing Benefit
    33,073
    ​​Disability Living Allowance28,988
    ​​Personal Independence Payments
    ​25,885
    ​HMRC Working Tax Credits
    24,932
    ​Jobseekers Allowance / Income Support
    24,032
    ​Attendance Allowance
    ​20,760
    ​DWP Christmas Bonus​15,664
    ​Other state benefits
    ​15,389
    Winters Fuels​11,572
    ​Industrial Injuries Benefit
    ​10,145
    Universal Credit9,018
    ​Student loan advances
    ​7,163
    ​HMRC SA and VAT refunds
    ​4,269
    ​Cold Weather payments2,568
    ​Incapacity Benefits
    ​103
    TOTAL1,009,294

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  • ​Financial services payments

    Annuities / personal pensions
    ​54,003
    ​Dividends19,873
    ​National Savings interest
    ​17,564
    ​​Insurance settlements5,187
    ​Debt repayments
    2,646
    ​Interest payments
    ​2,632
    ​Loan advances
    791
    TOTAL
    102,697

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  • ​Contra

    Contra​3,841
    TOTAL3,841

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