The council has lodged a petition for the administration of Northampton Town FC to give the borough council more control over it’s future. Northampton Borough Council has revealed it will try to delay the HMRC winding up petition hearing in a bid to put together a rescue package that could save the football league two club.
Winding-up Hearing Could be Delayed
The club is due to face a hearing on Monday 16 November that could place it into liquidation. Northampton Borough Council representatives held discussions with HMRC, who have indicated that they may be unwilling to delay or adjourn this action.
A spokesperson for the borough council reportedly had this to say:
“The council will appear in court to oppose liquidation and explain its proposals to the judge, but it would be up to the judge to decide whether or not to allow an adjournment. A Petition for Administration would, however, have precedence over the HMRC action, and could prevent the club being put into Liquidation on Monday.”
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