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Registry Trust partner the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) is providing access to our data on County Court Judgements (CCJ) for a wide range of analyses looking at financial health and other factors to supplement the work our Data Analyst Millie Corless does on an ongoing basis.

There are a number of potential topics listed on the CDRC Data page that could be undertaken with CCJ data. These would make a good Masters Dissertation project (Registry Trust will be offering projects through the MDS) or you can apply to access the data and complete a different project independently.

Potential projects could 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
  • Look at the effect of politics on indebtedness – what relationships are there between Government, national political representation, local representation and indebtedness?
  • Develop 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.
  • Focus solely on Scotland or Northern Ireland, as these regions have had less focus at Registry Trust.
  • Get 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?

If you are interested, or would like more information, please either contact Millie directly ( or email

Read more here.