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HMRC Winding-up Petitions: Hartlepool United Facing Third Petition

January 05 2017

Hartlepool United F.C have reportedly been issued their third winding-up petition by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) due to another unpaid tax bill. 

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Hartlepool United F.C. HMRC Facing Third Winding Up Petition

High Court Petition

Hartlepool United F.C. have been issued another winding-up petition by HMRC. The hearing is due to take place on the 6 February 2016 at the High Court for £104,298.47.

The club’s first petition was reportedly dismissed after the court heard that the unpaid bill was due to an ‘accounting software error’. They also managed to avoid a petition against them at the end of last year by settling an unpaid tax bill.

Gary Coxall, the chairman of Hartlepool United, has issued a statement to the club’s website:

“It is true that the Club has previously received two winding-up petitions but both have been explained. This “third” winding-up order is totally different, as we agreed a payment plan with HMRC by which we would settle the amount in two separate payments and, as of today, we have now cleared £100,000 of that bill. As part of the payment plan we agreed that if the second payment wasn’t met then a winding up-petition could be back-dated but this has been resolved. In short, it was only a notice of a winding-up, which has been effectively resolved before issue.”

Winding-up Petition Solicitors

If you have received a winding up petition our legal experts are able to provide legal advice and representation. Our team of solicitors and barristers can obtain a court adjournment; CVA’s or successfully challenge the validity of the winding up petition to ensure that the petition is dismissed, often without public advertisement.

We have represented football and other sporting clubs in disputes with HMRC and as specialists in dealing with HMRC Debt Recovery procedures including petitions can obtain an optimal outcome.

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