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HMRC Winding-Up Petitions

Posted on February 23, 2012

The following list is of the winding-up petitions presented by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and its predecessors, the Internal Revenue (IR) who were responsible for the collection of direct taxation such as income tax (PAYE) and National Insurance contributions, and HM Customs and Excise (C&E) who were responsible for the collection of indirect taxation […]

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Crawley Town and Farnborough in court today

Posted on March 17, 2010

Court appearances over debts are becoming a bit of a regular Wednesday activity, and it’s a pleasant change to report some positive news. First up this morning were Crawley Town over an unspecified debt to HMRC – case dismissed; the debt had been settled (1).  In fact, at the previous hearing when the club had […]

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Portsmouth’s latest day in court

Posted on March 2, 2010

If you were hoping that the latest confrontation between Pompey and HMRC in the High Court might bring resolution, or even clarity, then I’m afraid you were in for disappointment (the best coverage of events was by the Portsmouth Evening News with its live blog and here). As Gregory Mitchell for HMRC put it: “‘The […]

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Revised HMRC court schedule

Posted on February 19, 2010

With the various adjournments granted and a couple of strikings out (Hinckley and Accrington paid their debts), I thought it might be useful to publish the revised list of when cases are next due in court: 24 February – Notts County 1 March – Portsmouth 3 March – Burscough (‘final’); Cardiff City; Southend United 10 […]

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HMRC court dates

Posted on January 28, 2010

With all the adjournments yesterday, I make the revised schedule of winding-up petitions to be heard as: 3 February – Accrington Stanley 10 February – Cardiff City, Hinckley United, and Portsmouth 17 February – Burscough 24 February – Notts County 10 March – Chester City plus Crystal Palace, now in Administration, and the joker in […]

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HMRC’s increasingly active season

Posted on July 15, 2009

Taking the season as beginning on 1 August 2008, HMRC have petitioned courts for winding up orders against the following clubs (dates refer to publication in The London Gazette): 7 August – Merthyr Tydfil 17 September – Margate 8 January – Fisher Athletic 15 January – Northwich Victoria 23 April – Merthyr Tydfil 7 May […]

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A movable famine, as it turned out

Posted on March 30, 2009

The third Thursday in March – the cut-off date for clubs going into Administration who look like they will be relegated but want to take this ten points deduction this season – has come and gone. With the financial increasing pressures on clubs, many observers had anticipated a flood of Administrations. These included Barry Hearn, […]

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