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Northampton Town Winding Up Petition Adjourned

November 17 2015

The winding up petition brought by HMRC against Northampton Town FC for unpaid taxes has been adjourned for two weeks in the High Court. The Cobblers had been due to appear in court over £166,000 of unpaid taxes. The football club also owe Northampton Borough Council £10.25m, which was loaned to them in order to redevelop Sixfields Stadium.

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High Court Hearing Adjourned

A judge heard the HMRC winding up petition application on Monday 16 November and adjourned the case until the end of November, which gives the club more time to secure a takeover deal. Northampton Borough Council made a counter application ahead of the court date in a bid to delay the hearing. The council put forward a petition to pursue the administration of the English Football League side and made submissions to the judge at the High Court hearing.

A spokesman for Northampton Town reportedly said:

“Northampton Town Football Club acknowledge the High Court’s adjournment until November 30th of the winding up petition brought by HMRC. “The club’s role is currently to provide assistance where necessary to the ongoing process and to ensure that through this period the club continues to operate as normal.”

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